2 Corinthians 4:l-6 J.B. phiilips New Testamenr (eHILLIPS)
4 ”’This is the ministry of the new agreement which God in his mercy has given us and nothing can daunt us. we use no hocus-pocus, no clever tricks, no dishonest manipulation of the Word of God. We speak the plain truth and so commend ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. If our Gospel is “veiled”, the veil must be in the minds of those who are spiritually dying. The spirit of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, and prevents the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, the image of God, from shining on them. For it is Christ Jesus the Lord whom we preach, not ourselves; we are your servants for his sake. God, who first ordered ‘light to shine in darkness’, has flooded our hearts with his light. we now can enlighten men only because we can give them knowledge of the glory of God, as we see it in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 corinthians 4:L-6 Engrish standard Version (ESV)
4 therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God,rur we do not lose heart. z But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practicetbr cunning or to tamper with God,s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. cIn their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of christ, who is the image of God. s For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servantstcr fsp Jesus’ sake. s For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.