For 1we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our 2affliction which came to us in a3Asia, that we were burdenedexcessively , beyond our strength, so that we despairedeven of life;
9bindeed, we had the sentence of deathwithinourselvesso that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
10who4delivered us from sogreat a peril of death, and will deliver us, cHe 5on whom we have set our hope. And He will yetdeliver us,
you alsojoining in 6helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by 7manypersons on our behalf for the favorbestowed on us through the prayers of many.