2 Corinthians 1:1-7 NIV

1 Paul, an apostle1 of Christ Jesus by the will of God,2 and Timothy3 our brother, To the church of God4 in Corinth,5 together with all the saints throughout Achaia:6

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2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.7

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The God of All Comfort

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,8 the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

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4 who comforts us9 in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

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5 For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives,10 so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

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6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation;11 if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.

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7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings,12 so also you share in our comfort.

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