21Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LordJesusChrist.
32Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesusChrist, the Father of mercies and 3God of allcomfort,
who 4comforts us in all our afflictionso that we will be able to comfortthose who are in aanyaffliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
For just5as the sufferings of Christ are bours in abundance, soalso our comfort is abundantthroughChrist.
But if we are afflicted, it is 6for 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 7as you are sharers of our sufferings, soalso you are sharers of our comfort.