But we have this treasure in jars of clay,
To show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed;
Perplexed, but not driven to despair;
Persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
So we do not lose heart.
Though our outer self is wasting away,
Our inner self is being renewed day by day.
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,
As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen.
For the things that are seen are TRANSIENT,
But the things that are unseen, are ETERNAL.