For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants on account of Jesus.
For God, who said, 'Light shall shine out of darkness,' is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
But we have this treasure in earthen containers, so that the extraordinary greatness
of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing;
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed;
always carrying around in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
For we who live are constantly being handed over to death because of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our mortal flesh.
So death works in us, but life in you.