14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you to himself.
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.
14 And what we believe is that the One who raised up the Master Jesus will just as certainly raise us up with you, alive.
14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.
14 We know that God, who raised the Lord Jesus, will also raise us with Jesus and present us to himself together with you.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:14
Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:13-18
(Read 2 Corinthians 4:13-18)
The grace of faith is an effectual remedy against fainting in times of trouble. They knew that Christ was raised, and that his resurrection was an earnest and assurance of theirs. The hope of this resurrection will encourage in a suffering day, and set us above the fear of death. Also, their sufferings were for the advantage of the church, and to God's glory. The sufferings of Christ's ministers, as well as their preaching and conversation, are for the good of the church and the glory of God. The prospect of eternal life and happiness was their support and comfort. What sense was ready to pronounce heavy and long, grievous and tedious, faith perceived to be light and short, and but for a moment. The weight of all temporal afflictions was lightness itself, while the glory to come was a substance, weighty, and lasting beyond description. If the apostle could call his heavy and long-continued trials light, and but for a moment, what must our trifling difficulties be! Faith enables to make this right judgment of things. There are unseen things, as well as things that are seen. And there is this vast difference between them; unseen things are eternal, seen things but temporal, or temporary only. Let us then look off from the things which are seen; let us cease to seek for worldly advantages, or to fear present distresses. Let us give diligence to make our future happiness sure.