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1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother: to the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints that are in all Achaia: 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia:
2 Grace unto you and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort: 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we also may be able to comfort them who are in all distress, by the exhortation wherewith we also are exhorted by God. 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us: so also by Christ doth our comfort abound. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
6 Now whether we be in tribulation, it is for your exhortation and salvation: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation: or whether we be exhorted, it is for your exhortation and salvation, which worketh the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
7 That our hope for you may be steadfast: knowing that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so shall you be also of the consolation. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
8 For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, of our tribulation which came to us in Asia: that we were pressed out of measure above our strength, so that we were weary even of life. 8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.
9 But we had in ourselves the answer of death, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead. 9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
10 Who hath delivered and doth deliver us out of so great dangers: in whom we trust that he will yet also deliver us, 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
11 You helping withal in prayer for us. That for this gift obtained for us, by the means of many persons, thanks may be given by many in our behalf. 11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.
12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you. 12 Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God's grace.
13 For we write no other things to you than what you have read and known. And I hope that you shall know unto the end. 13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that,
14 As also you have known us in part, that we are your glory: as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 14 as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.
15 And in this confidence I had a mind to come to you before, that you might have a second grace: 15 Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.
16 And to pass by you into Macedonia: and again from Macedonia to come to you, and by you to be brought on my way towards Judea. 16 I planned to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea.
17 Whereas then I was thus minded, did I use lightness? Or, the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that there should be with me, It is, and It is not? 17 When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say, "Yes, yes" and "No, no"?
18 But God is faithful: for our preaching which was to you, was not, It is, and It is not. 18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not "Yes" and "No."
19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me and Sylvanus and Timothy, was not: It is and It is not. But, It is, was in him. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silas and Timothy, was not "Yes" and "No," but in him it has always been "Yes."
20 For all the promises of God are in him, It is. Therefore also by him, amen to God, unto our glory. 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.
21 Now he that confirmeth us with you in Christ and that hath anointed us, is God: 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,
22 Who also hath sealed us and given the pledge of the Spirit in our hearts. 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
23 But I call God to witness upon my soul that to spare you, I came not any more to Corinth: not because we exercise dominion over your faith: 23 I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.
24 (1:23) but we are helpers of your joy. For in faith you stand. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.