Death of Jesus (2 Cor. 4:10)

“We always carry

In our body

The death of Jesus,

So that the life of Jesus

May also be made visible

In our bodies.”

πάντοτε τὴν νέκρωσιν τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ σώματι περιφέροντες, ἵνα καὶ ἡ ζωὴ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ σώματι ἡμῶν φανερωθῇ·

Paul said that we always (πάντοτε) carry (περιφέροντες) in our body (ἐν τῷ σώματι) the death (τὴν νέκρωσιν) of Jesus (τοῦ Ἰησοῦ), so that the life (καὶ ἡ ζωὴ) of Jesus (τοῦ Ἰησοῦ) may also be made visible (φανερωθῇ) in our bodies (ἐν τῷ σώματι ἡμῶν).  Paul explained that he carried around in his body the death of Jesus.  Thus, the life of Jesus could manifest itself or be made visible in his own body.  The sufferings and death of Jesus are within Paul’s body, so that he would remember the life of Jesus that was visible in his own body.  Later Christians would have what are called stigma signs of the death of Jesus.  How does the death of Jesus affect you?

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