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2 Corinthians 1

NLT 1 This letter is from Paul, chosen by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and from our brother Timothy. I am writing to God’s church in Corinth and to all of his holy people throughout Greece. NIV 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: NLT 2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. NIV 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. NLT 3 All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. NIV 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, NLT 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. NIV 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. NLT 5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. NIV 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. NLT 6 Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. NIV 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. NLT 7 We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us. NIV 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. NLT 8 We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. NIV 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. NLT 9 In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. NIV 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. NLT 10 And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us. NIV 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, NLT 11 And you are helping us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because God has graciously answered so many prayers for our safety. NIV 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. NLT 12 We can say with confidence and a clear conscience that we have lived with a God-given holiness and sincerity in all our dealings. We have depended on God’s grace, not on our own human wisdom. That is how we have conducted ourselves before the world, and especially toward you. NIV 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. NLT 13 Our letters have been straightforward, and there is nothing written between the lines and nothing you can’t understand. I hope someday you will fully understand us, NIV 13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, NLT 14 even if you don’t understand us now. Then on the day when the Lord Jesus returns, you will be proud of us in the same way we are proud of you. NIV 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. NLT 15 Since I was so sure of your understanding and trust, I wanted to give you a double blessing by visiting you twice— NIV 15 Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. NLT 16 first on my way to Macedonia and again when I returned from Macedonia. Then you could send me on my way to Judea. NIV 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. NLT 17 You may be asking why I changed my plan. Do you think I make my plans carelessly? Do you think I am like people of the world who say “Yes” when they really mean “No”? NIV 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"? NLT 18 As surely as God is faithful, our word to you does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” NIV 18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not "Yes" and "No." NLT 19 For Jesus Christ, the Son of God, does not waver between “Yes” and “No.” He is the one whom Silas, Timothy, and I preached to you, and as God’s ultimate “Yes,” he always does what he says. NIV 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." NLT 20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. NIV 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. NLT 21 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, NIV 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, NLT 22 and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us. NIV 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. NLT 23 Now I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I didn’t return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke. NIV 23 I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth. NLT 24 But that does not mean we want to dominate you by telling you how to put your faith into practice. We want to work together with you so you will be full of joy, for it is by your own faith that you stand firm. NIV 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.