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2 Corinthians 1 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Introduction

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:1 - Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth with all the [fn]saints who are throughout Achaia:

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:2 - Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:4 - who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in [fn]any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:5 - For just as the sufferings of Christ are [fn]ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:6 - But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:7 - and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:8 - For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in [fn]Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:9 - [fn]indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:10 - who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, [fn]He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:11 - you also joining in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the favor bestowed on us through the prayers of many.

Paul's Integrity

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:12 - For our [fn]proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:13 - For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand, and I hope you will understand until the end;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:14 - just as you also partially did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:15 - In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might [fn]twice receive a [fn]blessing;

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:16 - [fn]that is, to pass [fn]your way into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and by you to be helped on my journey to Judea.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:17 - Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, so that with me there will be yes, yes and no, no at the same time?

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:18 - But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:19 - For the Son of God, Christ Jesus, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silvanus and Timothy—was not yes and no, but is yes in Him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:20 - For as many as are the promises of God, in Him they are yes; therefore also through Him is our Amen to the glory of God through us.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:21 - Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:22 - who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a [fn]pledge.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:23 - But I call God as witness [fn]to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:24 - Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.
NASB Footnotes
Or, holy ones
Literally: every
Literally: to us
I.e. west coast province of Asia Minor
Literally: but we ourselves
One early ms reads on whom we have set our hope that He will also
Literally: boasting
Literally: have a second grace
One early ms reads joy
Literally: and
Literally: through you into
Or, down payment
Literally: upon
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