3 1Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and 2God of all comfort,
4 who 3comforts 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 5for 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 6as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.