2 Corinthians 1 ©
Paul saluteth the Corinthians; and blesseth God for the comforts and deliverances given him, not solely for his own sake, but for the comfort and encouragement of others also. He telleth them of a deliverance he had lately had from a great danger in Asia, and expresseth his trust in God's protection for the future through their prayers. He calleth both his own conscience and theirs to witness his sincerity in preaching the gospel; and excuseth his not coming to them, as not proceeding from lightness, but from lenience toward them.
aPAUL, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and bTimothy our brother, unto cthe church of God which is at Corinth, with dall the saints which are in all Achaia:
rFor our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in ssimplicity and godly tsincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have *had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly *to you-ward.
For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;