THE SECOND EPISTLE of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. Chapter 1
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3 The Apostle incourageth them against troubles, by the comforts and deliuerances which God had giuen him, as in all his afflictions, 8 so particularly in his late danger in Asia. 12 And calling both his owne conscience, and theirs to witnesse, of his sincere maner of preaching the immutable trueth of the Gospel, 15 Hee excuseth his not comming to them, as proceeding not of lightnesse, but of his lenitie towards them.
1Paul an Apostle of Iesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothie our brother, vnto the Church of God, which is at Corinth, with all the Saints, which are in all Achaia:
2Grace bee to you and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Iesus Christ.
3Blessed be God, euen the Father of our Lord Iesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort,
4Who comforteth vs in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort, wherewith we our selues are comforted of God.
5For as the sufferings of Christ abound in vs, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
6And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and saluation, which is effectuall in the enduring of the same sufferings, which wee also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation, and saluation.6
7And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so shall yee be also of the consolatiou.
The profit of afflictions.
8For we would not, brethren, haue you ignorant of our trouble which came to vs in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, aboue strength, in so much that we dispaired euen of life.
9But we had the sentence of death in our selues, that we should not trust in our selues, but in God which raiseth the dead.9
10Who deliuered vs from so great a death, and doeth deliuer: in whom we trust that he will yet deliuer vs:
11You also helping together by prayer for vs, that for the gift bestowed vpon vs by the meanes of many persons, thankes may bee giuen by many on our behalfe.
12For our reioycing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicitie and godly sinceritie, not with fleshly wisedome, but by the grace of God, wee haue had our conuersation in the world, and more aboundantly to youwards.
13For we write none other things vnto you, then what you reade or acknowledge, and I trust you shall acknowledge euen to the end.
14As also you haue acknowledged vs in part, that we are your reioycing, euen as ye also are ours, in the day of the Lord Iesus.
15And in this confidence I was minded to come vnto you before, that you might haue a second benefit:15
16And to passe by you into Macedonia, and to come againe out of Macedonia vnto you, and of you to bee brought on my way toward Iudea.
17When I therefore was thus minded, did I vse lightnesse? or the things that I purpose, doe I purpose according to the flesh, that with mee there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
18But as God is true, our word toward you, was not yea and nay.18
Not yea and nay.
19For the Sonne of God Iesus Christ, who was preached among you by vs, euen by me, and Syluanus and Timotheus, was not Yea, and Nay, but in him, was yea.
20For all the promises of God in him are Yea, and in him Amen, vnto the glory of God by vs.
21Now hee which stablisheth vs with you, in Christ, and hath anoynted vs, is God,
22Who hath also sealed vs, and giuen the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
23Moreouer, I call God for a record vpō my soule, that to spare you I came not as yet vnto Corinth.
24Not for that we haue dominion ouer your faith, but are helpers of your ioy: for by faith ye stand.
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for 2 Corinthians Chapter 1
6 Or, is wrought.
9 Or, answere.
15 Or, grace.
18 Or, preaching.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania