New Defender's Study Bible Notes
4:8 yet not distressed. There are at least five divine paradoxes of grace mentioned in II Corinthians 4:8-10—troubled but not distressed, perplexed but not despairing, persecuted but not abandoned, cast down but not destroyed, dying in Jesus yet alive in Him. Compare these to the nine similar paradoxes in II Corinthians 6:8-10. See note on II Corinthians 6:4.