2 Corinthians 1:5-15 NIV

5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

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6 If we are distressed, 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 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, so also you share in our comfort.

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      8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,a about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.

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        • a 1:8 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 8:1; 13:11.
          9 Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.

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          10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,

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          11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

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          Paul’s Change of Plans

          12 Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrityb and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace.

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            • b 1:12 - Many manuscripts "holiness"
              13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that,
              14 as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.

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              15 Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.

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