1Therefore we that have this administration, [or office], after this that we have gotten mercy, fail we not,
2but do we away the privy things of shame, not walking in subtle guile, neither doing adultery by the word of God [or neither adulterating the word of God], but in showing of the truth commending us-selves to each conscience of men before God.
3For if also our gospel is covered, or is hid, in these that perish it is covered;
4in which [the] god of this world, that is, the devil, hath blinded the souls of unfaithful men, that the enlightening [or the lighting] of the gospel of the glory of Christ, which is the image of God, shine not.
5But we preach not us-selves, but our Lord Jesus Christ [or but Jesus Christ our Lord]; and us your servants by Jesus.
6For God, that said [the] light to shine of darknesses, he hath given light in our hearts, to the enlightening [or the illumining] of the science of the clearness of God, in the face of Jesus Christ.
7And we have this treasure in brittle vessels, that the worthiness [or the highness] be of God’s virtue, and not of us.
8In all things we suffer tribulation, but we be not anguished, or annoyed; we be made poor, but we lack nothing [or we be not destitute];
9we suffer persecution, but we be not forsaken; we be made low, but we be not confounded; we be cast down, but we perish not.
10And evermore we bear about the slaying [or the mortifying] of Jesus in our body, that also the life of Jesus be showed in our bodies.
11For evermore we that live, be taken into death, for Jesus, that the life of Jesus be showed in our deadly flesh.
12Therefore death worketh in us, but life in you.
13And we have the same spirit of faith, as it is written, I have believed, wherefore I have spoken; and we believe, wherefore also we speak;
14witting that he that raised Jesus, shall raise up also us with Jesus, and shall ordain [us] with you.
15And all things [be done] for you, that a plenteous grace by many thankings be plenteous into the glory of God. [Soothly all things be done for you, that grace being plenteous by many in doing of thanks be plenteous into glory of God.]
16For which thing we fail not, for though our outer man be corrupted; nevertheless the inner man is renewed from day to day.
17But that light, [or easy], thing of our tribulation that lasteth now, but as it were by a moment, worketh in us over-measure an everlasting burden [or an everlasting weight] into the highness of glory;
18while that we behold not those things that be seen, but those [things] that be not seen. For those things that be seen, be but during for a short time [or temporal]; but those things that be not seen, be everlasting [or eternal].