2 Corinthians 1:1; 2 Corinthians 1:4; 2 Corinthians 1:6; 2 Corinthians 1:8-9; 2 Corinthians 1:19; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 2 Corinthians 2:6; 2 Corinthians 3:7; 2 Corinthians 4:6; 2 Corinthians 4:11; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 5:2; 2 Corinthians 5:5; 2 Corinthians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 2 Corinthians 7:14; 2 Corinthians 8:15-16; 2 Corinthians 8:19-20; 2 Corinthians 8:22; 2 Corinthians 10:2; 2 Corinthians 11:28; 2 Corinthians 11:30-31; 2 Corinthians 12:21
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
And whether we be afflicted , it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer : or whether we be comforted , it is for your consolation and salvation.
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life :
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves , but in God which raiseth the dead:
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious , so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away :
For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness , hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
For in this we groan , earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed ; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
As it is written , He that had gathered much had nothing over ; and he that had gathered little had no lack .
But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily , the care of all the churches.
If I must needs glory , I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already , and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed .