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2 Corinthians 1:1-13English Standard Version (ESV)

Greeting

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

God of All Comfort

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.[a] If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers,[b] of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 10 He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. 11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

Paul's Change of Plans

12 For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity[c] and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you. 13 For we are not writing to you anything other than what you read and understand and I hope you will fully understand—

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:5 Or For as the sufferings of Christ abound for us, so also our comfort abounds through Christ
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:8 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:12 Some manuscripts holiness
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2 Corinthians 1:1-13Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament (MOUNCE)

Paul Paulos, an apostle apostolos of Christ Christos Jesus Iēsous by dia the will thelēma of God theos, and kai Timothy Timotheos our ho brother adelphos, to the ho church ekklēsia of ho God theos that ho is eimi at en Corinth Korinthos, with syn all pas the ho saints hagios who ho are eimi in en all holos · ho Achaia Achaia: Grace charis to you hymeis and kai peace eirēnē from apo God theos our hēmeis Father patēr and kai the Lord kyrios Jesus Iēsous Christ Christos.

Blessed eulogētos be the ho God theos and kai Father patēr of ho our hēmeis Lord kyrios Jesus Iēsous Christ Christos, the ho Father patēr of ho mercies oiktirmos and kai God theos of all pas encouragement paraklēsis, who ho encourages parakaleō us hēmeis in epi all pas · ho our hēmeis troubles thlipsis, so that eis we hēmeis may be able dynamai to encourage parakaleō those ho experiencing en any pas trouble thlipsis with dia the ho encouragement paraklēsis with which hos we ourselves autos are encouraged parakaleō by hypo · ho God theos. For hoti just as kathōs the ho sufferings pathēma of ho Christ Christos overflow perisseuō to eis us hēmeis, so houtōs also kai does the ho encouragement paraklēsis we receive hēmeis through dia · ho Christ Christos overflow perisseuō. If eite · de we are distressed thlibō, it is for hyper · ho your hymeis encouragement paraklēsis and kai salvation sōtēria; if eite we are encouraged parakaleō, it is for hyper · ho your hymeis encouragement paraklēsis that ho you experience energeō in en your patient endurance hypomonē of the ho same autos sufferings pathēma that hos we hēmeis also kai suffer paschō. And kai · ho our hēmeis hope elpis for hyper you hymeis is firm bebaios, because we know oida that hoti as hōs you share in koinōnos our ho sufferings pathēma, so houtōs also kai you will share in our ho encouragement paraklēsis.

For gar we do not ou want thelō you hymeis to be unaware agnoeō, brothers adelphos, about hyper the ho affliction thlipsis we hēmeis · ho suffered ginomai in en · ho Asia Asia, that hoti we were burdened bareō excessively kata hyperbolē beyond hyper our power dynamis to cope, so that hōste we hēmeis despaired exaporeō even kai of ho living zaō. Indeed alla, we autos had echō the ho sentence apokrima of ho death thanatos within en ourselves heautou, that hina we should eimi no longer trust peithō in epi ourselves heautou, but alla in epi the ho God theos who ho raises egeirō the ho dead nekros. 10 He hos delivered rhyomai us hēmeis from ek so great tēlikoutos a risk of death thanatos and kai will deliver rhyomai us. On eis him hos we have set our hope elpizō that hoti he will deliver rhyomai us yet eti again kai, 11 as you hymeis also kai join in helping synypourgeō us hēmeis by ho prayer deēsis, so that hina thanks may be given eucharisteō by ek many polys people prosōpon on hyper our hēmeis behalf hyper for the ho gracious gift charisma granted to eis us hēmeis through dia the help of many polys.

12 · ho For gar our hēmeis confidence kauchēsis is eimi this houtos, the ho testimony martyrion of ho our hēmeis conscience syneidēsis, that hoti with en simplicity haplotēs and kai sincerity eilikrineia like that of ho God theos, and kai not ou with en earthly sarkikos wisdom sophia but alla by en the grace charis of God theos, we conducted anastrephō ourselves in en the ho world kosmos, and de all the more perissoterōs toward pros you hymeis. 13 Now gar we are graphō not ou writing graphō you hymeis anything allos other alla than ē what hos you can read anaginōskō and ē also kai understand epiginōskō. But de I hope elpizō that hoti you will understand epiginōskō fully heōs telos,

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2 Corinthians 1:1-13New King James Version (NKJV)

Greeting

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Comfort in Suffering

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.

Delivered from Suffering

For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does[a] deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our[b] behalf for the gift granted to us through many.

Paul’s Sincerity

12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you. 13 For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:10 NU-Text reads shall.
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:11 M-Text reads your behalf.
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