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2 Corinthians 1 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Timothy,

To the church of God which is at Corinth with all the [fn]saints who are throughout Achaia:

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Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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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 partners in our sufferings, so also you are in our comfort.
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For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, of our affliction which occurred 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 rescued us from so great a danger of death, and will rescue us, He [fn]on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:11 - if you also join in helping us through your prayers, so that thanks may be given by many persons in our behalf for the favor granted to us through the prayers of many.

Paul’s Integrity

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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, on the day of our Lord Jesus.
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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 decide, do I decide according to the flesh, so that with me there will be [fn]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 has been yes in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:20 - For as many as the promises of God are, in Him they are yes; therefore through Him also 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.
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But I call God as witness to my soul, that it was to spare you that I did not come again to Corinth.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 1:24 - Not that we domineer over your faith, but we are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit holy ones; i.e., God’s people
Lit every
Lit to us
I.e., west coast province of Asia Minor
Lit But we ourselves
One early ms on whom we have set our hope that He will also
Or source of pride
Lit have a second grace
One early ms joy
Lit and
Lit through you into
I.e., a strong yes and no
Or first installment

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