After the introduction (2 Cor. 1:1, 2) the apostle begins with the narrative of his troubles and God’s goodness, which he had met with in Asia, by way of thanksgiving to God (2 Cor. 1:3-6), and for the edification of the Corinthians, 2 Cor. 1:7-11. Then he attests his and his fellow-labourers’ integrity (2 Cor. 1:12-14), and afterwards vindicates himself from the imputation of levity and inconstancy, 2 Cor. 1:15-24.