THE SECOND EPISTLE
PAUL THE APOSTLE
2 Corinthians 1 ©
1 After the usual superscription of the epistle. 3 Paul thanks God for the consolations which he received by Christ in all afflictions, for an example unto others. 8 And comes afterwards to the relation of the great persecution which had befallen him in Asia. 10 Out of which nevertheless he was delivered through their prayers. 12 Testifies that he had conducted himself uprightly in the world, but most of all among them. 15 And that he had also sincerely intended to come over unto them again. 17 Although the same was not yet done. 18 Not because his word was yes and no. 20 Whereas all the promises of God in Christ are yea and sure. 21 And confirmed in us by the Holy Ghost. 23 But testifies with an oath that he had yet delayed his coming unto them, to spare them.
PAUL, 1an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and 2Timothyaour brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all 3Achaia:
Gracebbe to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessedcbe 4God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Whod6comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Fore as 7the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so 8our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
And whether we be afflicted, it is 9for your consolation and salvation, whichf is 10effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is 11for your consolation and salvation.
And our hope 12of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
13For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble whichg came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, 14above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
But we had the sentence of death 15in ourselves, thath we should not trust in ourselves, but in God 16which raiseth the dead:
Whoi delivered us 17from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
Yej also helping together by prayer for us, thatk for 18the gift bestowed upon us by the means 19of many persons 20thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
For 21our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and 22godly sincerity, not with 23fleshly wisdom, but 24by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and 25more abundantly to you-ward.l
For we write none other things unto you, than what ye 26read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
As also ye have acknowledged us 27in part, that we are 28your rejoicing, evenm as ye also are 29ours 30in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Andn31in this confidence 32I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have 33a second benefit;
And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and 34of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.
When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose 35according to the flesh, that with me there should be 36yea yea, and nay nay?
But as 37God is true, 38our word toward you was noto39yea and nay.
For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, 40was not yea and nay, but 41in him was yea.
For all the promises of God 42in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God 43by us.
Now he which 44stablisheth us with you 45in Christ, and hath 46anointed us, is God;
Whop hath also 47sealed us, and given 48the earnestq of the Spirit in our hearts.
Moreoverr I call God for a record 49upon my soul, that 50to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
Nots for that we have 51dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.