“For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.”
King James Version (KJV)
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.
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)