2 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 4:12; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 5:5; 2 Corinthians 5:18-19; 2 Corinthians 6:12; 2 Corinthians 7:7; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 2 Corinthians 8:7; 2 Corinthians 10:8; 2 Corinthians 10:13
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 :
So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
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;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
And this they did, not as we hoped , but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed :
But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.