12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
12 So death is at work in us, but life in you.
12 While we're going through the worst, you're getting in on the best!
12 So then death is working in us, but life in you.
12 So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:12
Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:8-12
(Read 2 Corinthians 4:8-12)
The apostles were great sufferers, yet they met with wonderful support. Believers may be forsaken of their friends, as well as persecuted by enemies; but their God will never leave them nor forsake them. There may be fears within, as well as fightings without; yet we are not destroyed. The apostle speaks of their sufferings as a counterpart of the sufferings of Christ, that people might see the power of Christ's resurrection, and of grace in and from the living Jesus. In comparison with them, other Christians were, even at that time, in prosperous circumstances.