2 1Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 2Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and 3God of all comfort,
4 who 4comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in aany affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
6 But if we are afflicted, it is 6for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer;
7 and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that 7as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.