Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort,
who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted by God.
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer; or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
And our hope for you is steadfast, knowing that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were pressed beyond measure, beyond strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life.
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raiseth the dead,
who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver us, in whom we trust that He will yet deliver us.
Ye also helped by praying together for us, so that for the gift bestowed upon us by means of many persons, thanks may be given by many on our behalf.