31Blessed be the God and Father of our LordJesusChrist, the Father of mercies and 2God of allcomfort,
who 3comforts 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 just4as the sufferings of Christ are bours in abundance, soalso our comfort is abundantthroughChrist.
But if we are afflicted, it is 5for 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 6as you are sharers of our sufferings, soalso you are sharers of our comfort.