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1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so our comfort also aboundeth through Christ.
1:6 But whether we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or whether we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which worketh in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer:
1:7 and our hope for you is stedfast; knowing that, as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so also are ye of the comfort.
1:8 For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning our affliction which befell [us] in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
1:9 yea, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead:
1:10 who delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver: on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us;
1:11 ye also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed upon us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf.
1:12 For our glorifying is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
1:13 For we write no other things unto you, than what ye read or even acknowledge, and I hope ye will acknowledge unto the end:
1:14 as also ye did acknowledge us in part, that we are your glorying, even as ye also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come first unto you, that ye might have a second benefit;
1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I show fickleness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be the yea yea and the nay nay?
1:18 But as God is faithful, our word toward you is not yea and nay.
1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, [even] by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not yea and nay, but in him is yea.
1:21 Now he that establisheth us with you in Christ, and anointed us, is God;
1:22 who also sealed us, and gave [us] the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
1:23 But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I forbare to come unto Corinth.