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6God said that light should shine out of the darkness. He is the same one who shone in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.
Physical bodies and eternal glory
7But we have this treasure in clay pots so that the awesome power belongs to God and doesn’t come from us. 8We are experiencing all kinds of trouble, but we aren’t crushed. We are confused, but we aren’t depressed. 9We are harassed, but we aren’t abandoned. We are knocked down, but we aren’t knocked out.
10We always carry Jesus’ death around in our bodies so that Jesus’ life can also be seen in our bodies. 11We who are alive are always being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake so that Jesus’ life can also be seen in our bodies that are dying. 12So death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
13We have the same faithful spirit as what is written in scripture: I had faith, and so I spoke.#Ps 116:10 (115:1 LXX) We also have faith, and so we also speak. 14We do this because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us with Jesus, and he will bring us into his presence along with you.
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