King James Version2 Corinthians1

2 Corinthians

1 Paul, an apos­tle of Je­sus Christ by the will of God, and Tim­o­thy our broth­er, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Acha­ia: 2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Fa­ther, and from the Lord Je­sus Christ. 3 Blessed be God, even the Fa­ther of our Lord Je­sus Christ, the Fa­ther of mer­cies, and the God of all com­fort; 4 Who com­forteth 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. 5 For as the suf­fer­ings of Christ abound in us, so our con­so­la­tion also abound­eth by Christ. 6 And whether we be af­flict­ed, it is for your con­so­la­tion and sal­va­tion, which is ef­fec­tu­al in the en­dur­ing of the same suf­fer­ings which we also suf­fer: or whether we be com­fort­ed, it is for your con­so­la­tion and sal­va­tion. 7 And our hope of you is sted­fast, know­ing, that as ye are par­tak­ers of the suf­fer­ings, so shall ye be also of the con­so­la­tion. 8 For we would not, brethren, have you ig­no­rant of our trou­ble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of mea­sure, above strength, in­so­much that we de­spaired even of life: 9 But we had the sen­tence of death in our­selves, that we should not trust in our­selves, but in God which raiseth the dead: 10 Who de­liv­ered us from so great a death, and doth de­liv­er: in whom we trust that he will yet de­liv­er us; 11 Ye also help­ing to­geth­er by prayer for us, that for the gift 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, and more abun­dant­ly to you-ward. 13 For we write none oth­er things unto you, than what ye read or ac­knowl­edge; and I trust ye shall ac­knowl­edge even to the end; 14 As also ye have ac­knowl­edged us in part, that we are your re­joic­ing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Je­sus. 15 And in this con­fi­dence I was mind­ed to come unto you be­fore, that ye might have a sec­ond ben­e­fit; 16 And to pass by you into Mace­do­nia, and to come again out of Mace­do­nia unto you, 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 me there should be yea yea, and nay nay? 18 But as God is true, our word to­ward you was not yea and nay. 19 For the Son of God, Je­sus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Sil­vanus and Tim­o­theus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 20 For all the promis­es of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glo­ry of God by us. 21 Now he which sta­b­lisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anoint­ed us, is God; 22 Who hath also sealed us, and giv­en the earnest of the Spir­it in our hearts. 23 More­over I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. 24 Not for that we have do­min­ion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.