Blessed be God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Father of mercies, and God of all comfort,
which comforteth us in all our tribulation, that also we be able to comfort them, that be in all dis-ease, by the admonishing by which also we be admonished of God [that and we may comfort them, that be in all pressure, or overlaying, by the exhortation, or admonishing, by which and we be admonished of God].
For as the passions of Christ be plenteous in us, so also by Christ our comfort is plenteous.
And whether we be in tribulation, for your tribulation and health, either we be comforted, for your comfort [+Forsooth whether we be troubled, or be pursued, it is for your teaching and health, or we be comforted, for your comfort], either we be admonished, for your admonishing and health. Which worketh in you the suffering of the same passions, which also we suffer,
that our hope be firm for you; witting for as ye be fellows of passions, so ye shall be also of comfort.
For, brethren, we will that ye know of our tribulation, that was done in Asia; for over measure we were grieved over might, so that it distressed us, yea, to live. [+Forsooth, brethren, we will not you to unknow of our tribulation, that was done in Asia; for over measure we were grieved above virtue, or might, so that it distressed us, yea, to live.]
But we in us selves had answer of death, that we trust not in us, but in God that raiseth dead men. [But we ourselves in ourselves had answer, or certainty, of death, that we be not trusting in ourselves, but in God that raiseth dead men.]
Which delivered us, and delivereth from so great perils, into whom we hope, also yet he shall deliver,
while also ye help in prayer for us [helping and you in prayer for us]; that of the persons of many faces of that giving that is in us, thankings be done for us by many men to God [by many partners, graces, or thanks, be done to God for us].