B. Conducting Themselves
for the Shining of the Gospel of Christ
1 1Therefore having 2this aministry as we have been shown 3bmercy, we do cnot lose heart;
2 But we have renounced the hidden things of ashame, not walking in bcraftiness nor 1cadulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of the 2dtruth ecommending ourselves to every fconscience of men before God.
3 And even if our gospel is 1veiled, it is aveiled in those who are bperishing,
4 In whom the 1agod of bthis age has 2cblinded the 3dthoughts of the unbelievers that the 4eillumination of the gospel of the fglory of Christ, who is the gimage of God, might not 5shine on them.
5 1For we do not apreach ourselves but Christ Jesus as 2bLord, and ourselves as your 3cslaves for Jesus' sake.
6 1Because the God who said, Out of adarkness blight shall shine, is the One who shined 2in 3our chearts to 4dilluminate the knowledge of the eglory of God in the 5face of Jesus Christ.