8 For 1we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our 2affliction which came to us in a3Asia, that we were burdened excessively *, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
9 bindeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
10 who 4delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, cHe 5on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,
11 you also joining in 6helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by 7many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.