42 Then Job replied to the Lord:

“I know that you can do all things;(A)
    no purpose of yours can be thwarted.(B)

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Praise to the God of All Comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,(A) the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us(B) in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ,(C) so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation;(D) if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings,(E) so also you share in our comfort.

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18 But as surely as God is faithful,(A) our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19 For the Son of God,(B) Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas[a](C) and Timothy(D)—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always(E) been “Yes.” 20 For no matter how many promises(F) God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen”(G) is spoken by us to the glory of God.(H) 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm(I) in Christ. He anointed(J) us, 22 set his seal(K) of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.(L)

23 I call God as my witness(M)—and I stake my life on it—that it was in order to spare you(N) that I did not return to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over(O) your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.(P)

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  1. 2 Corinthians 1:19 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas

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