Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God,
and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God
which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are
in all Achaia:
1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father,
and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of
1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that
we may be able to comfort them which are in any
trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are
comforted of God.
1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so
our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
1:6 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.
1:7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that
as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye
be also of the consolation.
1:8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of
our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were
pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch
that we despaired even of life:
1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves,
that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God
which raiseth the dead:
1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and
doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet
1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that
for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many
persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our
conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity,
not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we
have had our conversation in the world, and more
abundantly to you-ward.
1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than
what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall
acknowledge even to the end;
1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that
we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are our's in
the day of the Lord Jesus.
1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come
unto you before, that ye might have a second
1:16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come
again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be
brought on my way toward Judaea.
1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use
lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I
purpose according to the flesh, that with me there
should be yea yea, and nay nay?
1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not
yea and nay.
1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was
preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus
and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was
1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and
in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ,
and hath anointed us, is God;
1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest
of the Spirit in our hearts.
1:23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul,
that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith,
but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
The Book of 2 Corinthians, Verses of Chapter 1