For (A)we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our (B)affliction which came to us in [a](C)Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; [b]indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; 10 who (D)delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, [c]He (E)on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us, 11 you also joining in (F)helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by (G)many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 1:8 I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:9 Lit but we ourselves
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:10 One early ms reads on whom we have set our hope that He will also