2 Cor. 4  (continued from 3)
the reason whý Jacob will
have to go through the Trib
[‘the god of this world’]

 

[25 apr. – posted : half]

 
                                                                                                                                  [1 : directly continued from ch. 3]
1
[=as] – the ones [=’144’] – holding on – (to-) the – this – (..message..)           +
b
(..+who..) – (will) receive mercy – [+and] (will) nót – (be) (..wretched..) (ekkakeó=fr.kakos) ;

2
[+for] (..+the ones..) – but=nót – (having) renounced – [..] [=that] (..message..)           +
(will) (..not..) – (be) put to shame ,
b
not=because – [+they] (will) – (..+nót) – (..hold on..) [=’per 1a’] – to – trickery ,       +
c
nor=as – (the-) corrúpted – [..] word – [..] (of-) God ;
d
but=because – it – (did) (..+nót..) manifest – the – truth ,
e
[+but] demonstrated – [..3x..] – (the-) awareness – (of-) – man – [+and] [=not] – (of-) God ;

                                                                                                                                                                 [next : but Jacob… :]

                                                                                                                                                    [3 : attested in prophets ;
                                                                                                     in Jeremiah as “it will fall down upon the land”,
                                                                                                                                   read : will not be taken notice of]

3
[=but] – if=when – [..] – [+that] message – (will) (have) been – discovered  [..1x..] ,
b
(..many..) – (will) perish – [+because] – it (will) be – (..renounced..) ;                                  [<< line 2]

4
in=as – (..+the ones..) – not believing (-it) ,
whose – [..] minds – the – god – [..] (of-) this – world – (has) blinded ;
b
[+and] – [=therefore]       +
the – light – (in-) the – message – (will) nót – (..break forth..) – (to-) them [=’interl.] ,
c
[+about] the – glorious – (..[eden-] life..) [=’ch.3’] – which – is – [..1x..][..] (of-) God ;

 

part I b                                   (explanation of what the blinded mind cannot understand)

 

5
for – [..] [=they] proclaim – (..+to believe..) – (in-) Christ- Jesus – [=their] – Lord ,
b
[=but] – (do) (..+not..) – (..care..) – [=about] – (..the [eden-] life..) – (..for them..) ;

6
(..otherwise..) – [..] God – (would)  [..] command       +
[+his] light – to shine forth – out=into – [+their] darkness ,
b
which – (would) shine – into – [=their] – heart ;                                      [<< or : ‘unto their soul’]
c
to=as       +
(the-) light – (of-) understánding – the – glorious [=’adj’] – (..[eden-] life..) – [..] (of-) God ,

 
d
[+and] – in=that – [=their] – (..soul..)       +
7
(would) have – [..] her – treasure  – in=which (is) – [+her] (..heavenly..) – vessel [=’body’] ,
b
that=as – the – excellent – (..powerful one..) [=’adj.’] – (..created..) – [=by] – [..] God ,
c
and=which – (..she (will) receive..) – from – us=him ;                        [<< read : during this life]

                                                                                                                                 [next : but it will cost the soul :]
 
8
[+wherefore] – [=now]       +
[+she] [=’soul’] (may be) under pressure , but – (will)  not – (be) suffocated ,
b
[+and] – [+she] (can be) at loss , but – (will) not – (be) left with no way out ;
9
[+and] – [+she] (may be) persecuted – but – (will) not – (be) abandoned ,
b
[+and] – [+she] (can be) struck down , but – (will) not – (be) destroyed ;

 
10
[=because]       +
(..the soul..) (pantote=psychê) – (..(will) have..) – to die – [..1x..]in=to = [+her] body ,
b
that=in order for – (..her..) – (..to receive..) – the – [eden-] life ,
c
[+when] [+she] (will be made) manifest – inside – [=her] – [heavenly-] (..vessel..) ;

                                                                                                                                 [next : now the juxtaposition :]