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2 Corinthians 4:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man is wasted, yet the inward [man] is renewed day by day.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Wherefore we faint not; but if indeed our outward man is consumed, yet the inward is renewed day by day.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore we faint not, but, even if, our outer man, is decaying, nevertheless, our inner [man], is renewing day by day.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— wherefore, we faint not, but if also our outward man doth decay, yet the inward is renewed day by day;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For which cause we faint not: but though our outward man is corrupted, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For which cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— For this cause we have not weariness; for if our outward man is wasted, yet the interior man is renovated day by day.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— For this cause we faint not; for though our outward man perish, yet the inner [man] is renovated day by day.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For which cause 1352
{1352} Prime
διό
dio
{dee-o'}
From G1223 and G3739; through which thing, that is, consequently.
we faint 1573
{1573} Prime
ἐκκακέω
ekkakeo
{ek-kak-eh'-o}
From G1537 and G2556; to be (bad or) weak, that is, (by implication) to fail (in heart).
z5719
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
not; 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
though 1499
{1499} Prime
εἰ καί
ei kai
{i kahee}
From G1487 and G2532; if also (or even).
our 2257
{2257} Prime
ἡμῶν
hemon
{hay-mone'}
Genitive plural of G1473; of (or from) us.
outward 1854
{1854} Prime
ἔξω
exo
{ex'-o}
Adverb from G1537; out (side, of doors), literally or figuratively.
man 444
{0444} Prime
ἄνθρωπος
anthropos
{anth'-ro-pos}
From G0435 and ὤψ [[ops]] (the countenance; from G3700); manfaced, that is, a human being.
perish, 1311
{1311} Prime
διαφθείρω
diaphtheiro
{dee-af-thi'-ro}
From G1223 and G5351; to rot thoroughly, that is, (by implication) to ruin (passively decay utterly, figuratively pervert).
z5743
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
yet 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
the x3588
(3588) Complement

ho
{ho}
The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
inward 2081
{2081} Prime
ἔσωθεν
esothen
{es'-o-then}
From G2080; from inside; also used as equivalent to G2080 (inside).
[man] is renewed 341
{0341} Prime
ἀνακαινόω
anakainoo
{an-ak-ahee-no'-o}
From G0303 and a derivative of G2537; to renovate.
z5743
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
day y2250
[2250] Standard
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
by y2532
[2532] Standard
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
day. 2250
{2250} Prime
ἡμέρα
hemera
{hay-mer'-ah}
Feminine (with G5610 implied) of a derivative of ἧμαι [[hemai]] (to sit; akin to the base of G1476) meaning tame, that is, gentle; day, that is, (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context).
x2532
(2532) Complement
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 4:16

_ _ we faint not — notwithstanding our sufferings. Resuming 2 Corinthians 4:1.

_ _ outward man — the body, the flesh.

_ _ perish — “is wearing away”; “is wasted away” by afflictions.

_ _ inward man — our spiritual and true being, the “life” which even in our mortal bodies (2 Corinthians 4:11) “manifests the life of Jesus.”

_ _ is renewed — “is being renewed,” namely, with fresh “grace” (2 Corinthians 4:15), and “faith” (2 Corinthians 4:13), and hope (2 Corinthians 4:17, 2 Corinthians 4:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:8-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 4:16

Therefore — Because of this grace, we faint not. The outward man — The body. The inward man — The soul.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 4:16

For which cause we faint not; (10) but though our outward man perish, yet the inward [man] is (o) renewed day by day.

(10) He adds as it were a triumphant song, that he is outwardly afflicted, but inwardly he profits daily: and he is not bothered by all the miseries that may be sustained in this life, in comparison of that most constant and eternal glory.

(o) Gathers new strength so that the outward man is not overcome with the miseries which come freshly one after another, being maintained and upheld with the strength of the inward man.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
we:

2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
Psalms 27:13 [I had fainted], unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
Psalms 119:81 CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy salvation: [but] I hope in thy word.
Isaiah 40:29 He giveth power to the faint; and to [them that have] no might he increaseth strength.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

though:

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
Job 19:26-27 And [though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh shall I see God: ... Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; [though] my reins be consumed within me.
Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: [but] God [is] the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth [it] to heart: and merciful men [are] taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come]. ... He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, [each one] walking [in] his uprightness.
Matthew 5:29-30 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell. ... And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.

the:

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
1 Peter 3:4 But [let it be] the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, [even the ornament] of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

is:

Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
Titus 3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

day by:

Luke 11:3 Give us day by day our daily bread.
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Jb 19:26. Ps 27:13; 51:10; 73:26; 119:81. Is 40:29, 31; 57:1. Mt 5:29. Lk 11:3. Ro 7:22; 12:2. 1Co 15:58. 2Co 4:1; 12:15. Ep 3:16; 4:23. Col 3:10. Tit 3:5. 1P 3:4.

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