2 Corinthians 1:5

“For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For as the sufferings of Christ abound in vs, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so our comfort also aboundeth through Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For as we undergo more of the pain which Christ underwent, so through Christ does our comfort become greater.
- Basic English Bible

Because, even as the sufferings of the Christ abound towards us, so through the Christ does our encouragement also abound.
- Darby Bible

For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
- Webster's Bible

For just as we have more than our share of suffering for the Christ, so also through the Christ we have more than our share of comfort.
- Weymouth Bible

For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, even so our comfort also abounds through Christ.
- World English Bible

For as the passiouns of Crist ben plenteuouse in vs, so also bi Crist oure coumfort is plenteuouse.
- Wycliffe Bible

because, as the sufferings of the Christ do abound to us, so through the Christ doth abound also our comfort;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:5


1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us - The sufferings endured on his account. So our comfort also aboundeth through Christ - The sufferings were many, the comfort one; and yet not only equal to, but overbalancing, them all.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:5


2Co 1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us. Christ suffers with his saints when they suffer for him. See Ac 9:4,5. Hence, when Paul endured affliction for Christ, "the sufferings of Christ abounded" in him. So our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. Christ comforts those who thus suffer (Joh 16:2-4). Christ suffers in the person of his servants, but forgets not his promise to be with them always (Mt 28:20). (PNT 130-131)

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 1

  • Brianna vs. 11
    Verse 11 highlights the strength of the power of prayer. Here, Paul states that one way to help others is to pray for them. Just as prayer helped Peter escape unjust imprisonment, when we offer heartfelt prayer in the behalf of others, Jehovah God will certainly take notice.
  • Linda hollilman
    We are told how God suffered for us so we would not know pain and suffering. In our souls and how we can go to the throne for grace and obtain mercy
  • Peter Nwogu Okim
    the chapter deals with how our lives should be as Christian s and how we should respond to challenging situations that may threaten our faith, knowing that at the end we can only come out more stronger than we started. glory to God for ever.
  • Peter Nwogu Okim
    the chapter deals with how our lives should be as Christian s and how we should respond to challenging situations that may threaten our faith, knowing that at the end we can only come out more stronger than we started. glory to God for ever.
  • Mina
    My interpretation is: no matter how tough life gets, God will see us though through prayer. Our suffering will not be in vain and as we recover through God's help, we can repay him by doing good to ourselves and others.
    Essentially, I see it as coming down to living decent, moral lives.
  • Peter KAPAKLIS
    THERE IS MEANT TO BE A FULL STOP AFTER -NO MARRIAGE IS FOR LIFE JESUS IS THE GROOM THE CHURCH IS THE BRIDE JESUS WILL NOT MARRY A DEFILED BRIDE GOD BLESS YOU ALL.AMEN

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