2 Corinthians 1:3-11 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and 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 comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted 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 we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
6 If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we 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 Our hope for you is unshaken; for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. 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 do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of the affliction we experienced in Asia; for we were so utterly, unbearably crushed that we despaired of life itself. 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 Why, we felt that we had received the sentence of death; but that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises 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 he delivered us from so deadly a peril, and he will deliver us; on him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. 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 also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us in answer to many prayers. 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.