“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
1:6 And whether we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation - For your present comfort, your present and future salvation. Or whether we are comforted, it is for your comfort - That we may be the better able to comfort you. Which is effectual in the patient enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer - Through the efficacy of which you patiently endure the same kind of sufferings with us.
2Co 1:6 And whether we be afflicted. These words concerning suffering are introductory to an allusion to what he had so recently suffered at Ephesus (2Co 1:8). His example under affliction would help him in affliction to endure, and his deliverance would fill them with hope of a like deliverance.