1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, a as we have received mercy, we b do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor 1 handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth c commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3 But even if our gospel is veiled, d it is veiled to those who are perishing, 4 whose minds e the god of this age f has blinded, who do not believe, lest g the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, h who is the image of God, should shine on them. 5 i For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and j ourselves your bondservants for Jesus' sake. 6 For it is the God k who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has l shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.