1Paul, 1an apostle of 2ChristJesus3by the will of God, and 4Timothy our brother, To 5the church of God which is at 6Corinth with all the asaints who are throughout7Achaia:
28Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LordJesusChrist.
39Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesusChrist, the Father of mercies and 10God of allcomfort,
who 11comforts us in all our afflictionso that we will be able to comfortthose who are in banyaffliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
For just12as the sufferings of Christ are cours in abundance, soalso our comfort is abundantthroughChrist.
But if we are afflicted, it is 13for your comfort and salvation; orif we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patientenduring of the samesufferingswhich we alsosuffer;
and our hope for you is firmlygrounded, knowing that 14as you are sharers of our sufferings, soalso you are sharers of our comfort.
For 15we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our 16affliction which came to us in d17Asia, that we were burdenedexcessively , beyond our strength, so that we despairedeven of life;
9eindeed, we had the sentence of deathwithinourselvesso that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;