CLV(i) 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, through the will of God, and brother Timothy, to the ecclesia of God which is in Corinth, together with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:" 2 Grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ." 3 Blessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of pities and God of all consolation, 4 Who is consoling us in our every affliction to enable us to be consoling those in every affliction, through the consolation with which we ourselves are being consoled by God, 5 seeing that, according as the sufferings of Christ are superabounding in us, thus, through Christ, our consolation also is superabounding." 6 Now, whether we are being afflicted for your consolation and salvation, or whether we are being consoled for your consolation, which is operating in the endurance of the same sufferings which we also are suffering, 7 our expectation, also, is confirmed over you, being aware that, as you are participants of the sufferings, thus of the consolation also." 8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning our affliction which came to us in the province of Asia, that we were inordinately burdened, over our ability, so that we were despairing of life also." 9 But we have the rescript of death in ourselves, that we may be having no confidence in ourselves, but in God, Who rouses the dead, 10 Who rescues us from a death of such proportions, and will be rescuing; on Whom we rely that He will still be rescuing also;" 11 you also assisting together by a petition for us, in order that, from many faces He may be thanked by many for us for the gracious gift given to us." 12 For our boasting is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom, but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves in the world, yet more superabundantly toward you." 13 For no other things are we writing to you than what you are reading or recognizing also. Now I am expecting that you will recognize ultimately, 14 according as you also recognized us in part, for we are your glorying (even as you also are ours) in the day of our Lord Jesus." 15 And in this confidence I intended formerly to come to you, that you should be having a second grace, 16 and through you to pass through into Macedonia, and to come again from Macedonia to you, and by you to be sent forward into Judea." 17 Intending this, then, consequently do I not use lightness? Or what I am planning, am I planning according to the flesh, that it may be with me "Yes, yes,and "No, no"? 18 Now God is faithful, for our word toward you is not "Yesand "No, 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, Who is being heralded among you through us - through me and Silvanus and Timothy - became not "Yesand "No,but in Him has become "Yes." 20 For whatever promises are of God, are in Him "Yes.Wherefore through Him also is the "Amento God, for glory, through us." 21 Now He Who is confirming us together with you in Christ, and anoints us, is God, 22 Who also seals us and is giving the earnest of the spirit in our hearts. 23 Now I am invoking God as a witness on my soul, that to spare you, I came no longer to Corinth." 24 Not that we are lording it over your faith, but are fellow workers of your joy, for you stand fast in the faith."