17 and if children, also heirs(A)—heirs of God and coheirs with Christ—if indeed we suffer with him(B) so that we may also be glorified with him.

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For just as the sufferings(A) of Christ(B) overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.(C) If we are afflicted,(D) it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings that we suffer.(E) And our hope(F) for you is firm, because we know that as you share(G) in the sufferings, so you will also share in the comfort.

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Paul’s Ministry

24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings(A) for you, and I am completing in my flesh what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for his body,(B) that is, the church.

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13 Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of Christ,(A) so that you may also rejoice with great joy when his glory is revealed.(B)

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About the Elders

I exhort the elders among you as a fellow elder and witness(A) to the sufferings of Christ, as well as one who shares in the glory about to be revealed:(B)

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Resist him,(A) firm in the faith, knowing that the same kind of sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world.

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