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2 Corinthians 1 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Paul, apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timothy, brother, to the church of God that is at Corinth, with all saints that be in all Achaia,

grace to you, and peace of God our Father and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Father of mercies, and God of all comfort,

which comforteth us in all our tribulation, that also we be able to comfort them, that be in all dis-ease, by the admonishing by which also we be admonished of God [that and we may comfort them, that be in all pressure, or overlaying, by the exhortation, or admonishing, by which and we be admonished of God].

For as the passions of Christ be plenteous in us, so also by Christ our comfort is plenteous.

And whether we be in tribulation, for your tribulation and health, either we be comforted, for your comfort[a], either we be admonished, for your admonishing and health. Which worketh in you the suffering of the same passions, which also we suffer,

that our hope be firm for you; witting for as ye be fellows of passions, so ye shall be also of comfort.

For, brethren, we will that ye know of our tribulation, that was done in Asia; for over measure we were grieved over might, so that it distressed us, yea, to live.[b]

But we in us selves had answer of death, that we trust not in us, but in God that raiseth dead men. [But we ourselves in ourselves had answer, or certainty, of death, that we be not trusting in ourselves, but in God that raiseth dead men.]

10 Which delivered us, and delivereth from so great perils, into whom we hope, also yet he shall deliver,

11 while also ye help in prayer for us [helping and you in prayer for us]; that of the persons of many faces of that giving that is in us, thankings be done for us by many men to God [by many partners, graces, or thanks, be done to God for us].

12 For our glory is this, the witnessing of our conscience, that in simpleness and cleanness of God, and not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we lived in this world, but more plenteously to you.

13 And we write not other things to you, than those that ye have read and know, and I hope that into the end ye shall know,

14 as also ye have known us a part [as and ye have known us of part]; for we be your glory, as also ye be ours in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 And in this trusting I would first come to you, that ye should have the second grace,

16 and pass by you into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia come to you, and of you be led into Judaea.

17 But when I would this thing, whether I used unsteadfastness, either those things that I think, I think after the flesh, that at me be, it is and it is not?[c]

18 But God is true, for our word that was at you, is and is not, is not therein, but is is in it.[d]

19 For why Jesus Christ, the Son of God, which is preached among you by us, by me, and Silvanus, and Timothy, there was not in him, is and is not, but is was in him[e].

20 For why how many ever be promises of God, in that is, be fulfilled [Forsooth how many ever be promises of God, in him is, that is, in him they be fulfilled]. And therefore by him we say Amen to God, to our glory.

21 Soothly it is God that confirmeth us with you in Christ, and which anointed us, [The which soothly confirmeth us with you in Christ, and the which God anointed us,]

22 and which marked us [and that marked us], and gave earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

23 For I call God to witness against my soul [Forsooth I in-call God witness into my soul], that I sparing you came not over to Corinth;

24 not that we be lords of your faith [not for we be lords of your faith], but we be helpers of your joy; for through belief ye stand.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:6 Forsooth whether we be troubled, or be pursued, it is for your teaching and health, or we be comforted, for your comfort
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:8 Forsooth, brethren, we will not you to unknow of our tribulation, that was done in Asia; for over measure we were grieved above virtue, or might, so that it distressed us, yea, to live.
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:17 Forsooth when I would this thing, whether I used lightness, either unsteadfastness, or those things that I think, I think after the flesh, that there be at me, is and not, or, yea and nay?
  4. 2 Corinthians 1:18 Forsooth God is true, for our word that was at you, there is not in it, yea and nay/there is not in it, is and nay, but is, that is truth, is in it.
  5. 2 Corinthians 1:19 there was not in him, is and nay, but in him was is /there was not in him, yea and nay, but yea in him was

2 Corinthians 1 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

The consolation of God in trouble. The love of Paul toward the Corinthians, and his reason for not going to them earlier.

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

To the congregation of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia. Grace be with you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercy and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, insomuch that we are able to comfort others who are troubled, in whatsoever tribulation it may be, with the same comfort that we ourselves are comforted with by God. For as the afflictions of Christ are plentiful in us, so also is our consolation plentiful by Christ.

Whether we are troubled regarding your consolation and salvation, which salvation shows her power in that you suffer the same afflictions that we also suffer, or whether we are comforted regarding your consolation and salvation, yet our hope is steadfast for you, inasmuch as we know that as you have your part in afflictions, so shall you be partakers of consolation.

Brethren, I would not have you unaware of the trouble that happened to us in Asia. For we were grieved out of measure passing strength, so greatly that we despaired even of life. Also, we received an answer of death in ourselves, and that because we should not put our trust in ourselves, but in God, who raises the dead to life again, 10 and who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver. On whom we trust that yet hereafter he will deliver, 11 by the help of your prayer for us, so that by reason of many deliverances thanks may be given by many for us, for the grace given to us.

12 Our assurance is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in sincerity and godly purity, and not in fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God we have conducted ourselves in the world, and most of all toward you. 13 We write no other things to you than what you read and also know. Yea and I trust you will find us to the end 14 just as you have found us so far. For we are your delight and joy, even as you are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

15 And in this confidence I was minded the other time to have gone to you, so that you might have had yet one pleasure more, 16 and to have passed by you on the way to Macedonia, and to have come again out of Macedonia to you, and to have been led on my way toward Judea by you. 17 When I was so minded, was it lightly? Or do I think carnally the things that I think, such that with me there should be yea, yea, and nay, nay?

18 God is faithful. For our preaching to you was not yea and nay. 19 For God’s Son Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us (that is to say, by me and Silvanus and Timothy) was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and are in him Amen, to the laud of God through us. 21 For it is God who established us and you in Christ, and has anointed us; 22 who has also sealed us, and has given the earnest of the Spirit into our hearts.

He explains the reason for his absence. He exhorts them to forgive the man who was fallen, and to receive him again with love.

23 I call God as a witness to my soul that it was to favour you that I did not go any more to Corinth. 24 Not that we are lords over your faith, but are helpers of your joy.

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2 Corinthians 1 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians

1 He beginneth with the praise of afflictions, 8 declaring what he hath sufferred in Asia, 10 and how happily God assisted him. 17 He saith it was not upon any lightness, that he came not, according to his promise.

PAUL [a]an Apostle of JESUS Christ, by the will of God, and our brother Timothy, to the Church of God, which is at Corinth, with all the Saints, which are in all Achaia:

Grace be with you, and peace from God, our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

[b][c]Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of [d]mercies, and the God of all comfort,

Which comforteth us in all our tribulation, [e]that we may be able to comfort them which are in any affliction by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

For as the [f]sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation aboundeth through Christ.

[g]And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is [h]wrought in the enduring of the same sufferings, which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

And our hope is steadfast concerning you, in as much as we know, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

[i]For brethren, we would not have you ignorant of our affliction, which came unto us in Asia, how we were pressed out of measure passing strength, so that we altogether [j]doubted even of life.

Yea, we received the sentence of death in [k]ourselves, because we should not rest in ourselves, but in God, which raised the dead.

10 Who delivered us from so [l]great a death, and doth deliver us: in whom we trust, that yet hereafter he will deliver us.

11 [m]So that ye labor together in prayer for us, [n]that for the gift bestowed upon us for many, thanks may be given by many persons for us.

12 [o]For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly [p]pureness, and not in fleshly wisdom, but by the [q]grace of God we have had our conversation in the world, and most of all to youwards.

13 For we write [r]none other things unto you, than that ye read or else that ye acknowledge, and I trust ye shall acknowledge unto the [s]end.

14 Even as ye have acknowledged us partly, that we are your [t]rejoicing, even as ye are ours, in the [u]day of our Lord Jesus.

15 And in this confidence was I minded first to come unto you, that ye might have had a [v]double grace,

16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia, unto you, and to be led forth toward Judea of you.

17 [w]When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or mind I those things which I mind, according to the [x]flesh, that with me should be, [y]Yea, yea, and Nay, nay?

18 [z]Yea, God is [aa]faithful, that our word toward you, was not Yea, and Nay?

19 [ab]For the Son of God Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, that is, by me, and Silvanus, and Timothy, [ac]was not Yea, and Nay: but in [ad]him it was Yea.

20 [ae]For all the promises of God in him are Yea, and are in [af]him Amen, unto the glory of God through [ag]us.

21 [ah]And it is God which established us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us.

22 Who hath also sealed us, and hath given the [ai]earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

23 [aj]Now, I call God for a record unto my [ak]soul, that to spare you, I came not as yet unto Corinth.

24 [al]Not that we have dominion over your faith, but we are helpers of your [am]joy: for by faith ye stand.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:1 See the declaration of such salutations in the former Epistles.
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:3 He beginneth after his manner with thanksgiving, which notwithstanding (otherwise than he was wont) he applieth to himself: beginning his Epistle with the setting forth of the dignity of his Apostleship, constrained (as it should seem) by their importunity, which took an occasion to despise him by reason of his miseries. But he answereth that he is not so afflicted, but that his comforts do exceed his afflictions, showing the ground of them, even the mercy of God the Father in Jesus Christ.
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:3 To him be praise and glory given.
  4. 2 Corinthians 1:3 Most merciful.
  5. 2 Corinthians 1:4 The Lord doth comfort us to this end and purpose, that we may so much the more surely comfort others.
  6. 2 Corinthians 1:5 The miseries which we suffer for Christ, or which Christ suffereth in us.
  7. 2 Corinthians 1:6 He denieth that either his afflictions wherewith he was often afflicted, or the consolations which he received of God, may justly be despised, seeing that the Corinthians both might and ought to take great occasion to be confirmed by either of them.
  8. 2 Corinthians 1:6 Although salvation be given us freely, yet because there is a way appointed us wherewith we must come to it, which is the race of an innocent and upright life, which we must run, therefore we are said to work our salvation, Philippians 2:12. And because it is God only that of his free good will worketh all things in us, therefore is he said to work the salvation in us by those selfsame things by which we must pass to everlasting life, after that we have once overcome all encumbrances.
  9. 2 Corinthians 1:8 He witnesseth that he is not only not ashamed of his afflictions, but that he desireth also to have all men know the greatness of them, and also his delivery from them, although it be not yet perfect.
  10. 2 Corinthians 1:8 I know not at all what to do, neither did I see by man’s help which way to save my life.
  11. 2 Corinthians 1:9 I was resolved within myself to die.
  12. 2 Corinthians 1:10 From these great dangers.
  13. 2 Corinthians 1:11 That he may not seem to boast himself, he attributeth all to God, and therewith also confesseth that he attributeth much to the prayers of the faithful.
  14. 2 Corinthians 1:11 The end of the afflictions of the Saints, is the glory of God, and therefore they ought to be precious unto us.
  15. 2 Corinthians 1:12 Secondly he putteth away another slander, to wit, that he was a light man, and such a one as was not lightly to be credited, seeing that he promised to come unto them, and came not. And first he speaks of the simplicity of his mind, and sincerity, which they know both by his voice when he was present, and they ought to acknowledge it also in his letters, being absent: and moreover he protesteth that he will never be otherwise.
  16. 2 Corinthians 1:12 With clearness, and holy and true plainness of mind, as God himself can witness.
  17. 2 Corinthians 1:12 Trusting to that very wisdom, which God of his free goodness hath given me from heaven.
  18. 2 Corinthians 1:13 He saith he writeth barely and simply: for he that writeth in colored sort, is rightly said to write otherwise than we read: and this he saith the Corinthians shall know and like of very well.
  19. 2 Corinthians 1:13 Perfectly.
  20. 2 Corinthians 1:14 Paul’s rejoicing in the Lord was, that he had won the Corinthians: and they themselves rejoiced that such an Apostle was their instructor, and taught them so purely and sincerely.
  21. 2 Corinthians 1:14 When he shall sit as judge.
  22. 2 Corinthians 1:15 Another benefit.
  23. 2 Corinthians 1:17 He putteth away their slander and false report by denying it, and first of all in that divers went about to persuade the Corinthians, that in the preaching of the Gospel, Paul agreed not to himself: for this was the matter and the case.
  24. 2 Corinthians 1:17 As men do, which will rashly promise anything, and change their purpose at every turning of an hand.
  25. 2 Corinthians 1:17 That I should say and unsay a thing?
  26. 2 Corinthians 1:18 He calleth God to witness, and for judge of his constancy in preaching and teaching one selfsame Gospel.
  27. 2 Corinthians 1:18 True, and of whose faithfulness it [were] horrible wickedness to doubt.
  28. 2 Corinthians 1:19 He joineth also with himself, his fellows as witnesses, with whom he fully consented in teaching one selfsame thing, to wit, one selfsame Christ.
  29. 2 Corinthians 1:19 Was not divers and wavering.
  30. 2 Corinthians 1:19 That is in God.
  31. 2 Corinthians 1:20 Last of all he declareth the sum of his doctrine, to wit, that all the promises of salvation are sure and ratified in Christ.
  32. 2 Corinthians 1:20 Christ is set also forth to exhibit and fulfill them all most assuredly, and without all doubt.
  33. 2 Corinthians 1:20 Through our ministry.
  34. 2 Corinthians 1:21 He attributeth the praise of this constancy, only to the grace of God, through the holy Ghost, and therewithall concludeth that they cannot doubt of his faith, and his fellows, without doing injury to the Spirit of God, seeing that they themselves do know all this to be true.
  35. 2 Corinthians 1:22 An earnest, is, whatsoever is given to confirm a promise.
  36. 2 Corinthians 1:23 Now coming to the matter, he sweareth, that he did not only, not lightly alter his purpose of coming to them, but rather that he came not unto them for this cause, that he might not be constrained to deal more sharply, with them being present, than he would.
  37. 2 Corinthians 1:23 Against myself and to the danger of mine own life.
  38. 2 Corinthians 1:24 He removeth all suspicion of arrogance, declaring that he speaketh not as a Lord unto them, but as a servant, appointed of God to comfort them.
  39. 2 Corinthians 1:24 He setteth the joy and peace of conscience, which God is author of, against tyrannous fear, and therewithall showeth the end of the Gospel.
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2 Corinthians 1 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: but we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: 10 who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us; 11 ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end; 14 as also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit; 16 and to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judæa. 17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay? 18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. 24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

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