ALT(i) 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by [the] will of God, and Timothy the brother, to the assembly [or, church] of God, the one being in Corinth, with all the holy ones [or, saints, and throughout epistle], the ones being in all Achaia: 2 Grace to youp and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! 3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassions and God of all comfort, 4 the One comforting us in all our affliction, for our being able to be comforting the ones in every affliction by means of the comfort with which we are comforted ourselves by God. 5 Because just as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, in the same manner our comfort also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we experience hardship [or, are afflicted], [it is] for the sake of yourp comfort and salvation, the one being effective in [the] patient endurance of the same sufferings which we also are suffering; and our hope [or, confident expectation] [is] steadfast concerning youp. If we are comforted, [it is] for the sake of yourp comfort and salvation, 7 knowing that even as youp are sharers of the sufferings, in the same manner also [youp will share] of the comfort. 8 For we do not want youp to continue being unaware, brothers [and sisters], concerning our affliction, the one having happened to us in Asia, that to an extraordinary degree we were burdened beyond [our] strength, with the result that we despaired even of life. 9 But we ourselves have had in ourselves the sentence of death, so that we shall not be relying on ourselves, instead on God, the One raising the dead, 10 who delivered us from so great a death and is delivering [us], in whom we have hoped [or, have confidently expected] that even yet He will deliver; 11 youp also joining in helping on our behalf by yourp petition, so that thanks is given by many persons on our behalf [for] the gracious gift [given] to youp, through [the prayers of] many. 12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in sincerity and integrity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in grace of God, we conducted ourselves in the world, but especially toward youp. 13 For we do not write other [things] to youp, but [things] which youp either read [in public worship] or also acknowledge [or, understand], and I hope [or, confidently expect] that also until [the] end youp will acknowledge [these things], 14 just as also youp acknowledged us in part, that we are yourp [grounds for] boasting, even as also you [are] ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus. 15 And in this confidence I was intending to come to youp before, so that youp should be having a second grace [or, benefit], 16 and to pass by way of youp to Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to youp, and to be helped by youp on my journey to Judea. 17 Therefore, deciding this, I did not use the lightness [fig., do it lightly], did I? Or [the things] which I decided, do I decide according to [the] flesh, so that there shall be with me the Yes, yes, and the No, no? 18 But God [is] faithful, that our word to youp became not Yes and No. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the One having been preached among youp by us— by me and Silvanus and Timothy— did not become Yes and No, but in Him it has become Yes. 20 For as many promises as [are] of God, in Him [are] the Yes, and in Him the Amen, for glory to God through us. 21 Now the One inwardly strengthening youp with us into Christ and having anointed us [is] God, 22 the One also having sealed us and having given the down payment [or, guarantee] of the Spirit in our hearts [fig., inner selves, and throughout book]. 23 Now I call on God [for] a witness to my soul, that sparing youp [or, in order to spare youp], I came no more to Corinth. 24 Not that we exercise lordship over yourp faith, but we are co-workers with your joy, for youp have stood firm by faith.