2 Corinthians 1:1-24 "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by..." KJV - Online Bible Study Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church ofGod which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: 2 Grace be to you and peacefrom God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed be God, even the Father of ourLord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in allour tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfortwherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, soour consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6 And whether we be afflicted , it is for your consolationand salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer : orwhether we be comforted , it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope of you isstedfast, knowing , that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of theconsolation. 8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us inAsia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even oflife : 9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves , but inGod which raiseth the dead: 10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver : inwhom we trust that he will yet deliver us; 11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for thegift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity,not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, andmore abundantly to you-ward. 13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read oracknowledge ; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end; 14 As also ye haveacknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of theLord Jesus. 15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have asecond benefit; 16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia untoyou, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea. 17 When I therefore was thus minded , did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose , do I purpose according to the flesh, that with methere should be yea yea, and nay nay? 18 But as God is true , our word toward you was not yeaand nay. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by meand Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 20 For all the promises ofGod in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 21 Now he which stablisheth uswith you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given theearnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spareyou I came not as yet unto Corinth. 24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but arehelpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand .
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