Matthew(i) 1 Paule an Apostle of Iesu Christ by the wyll of God, and brother Timotheus. Vnto the congregation of God, whithe is at Corinthum, with all the sainctes, which are in all Achaia. 2 Grace be wyth you, and peace from God oure father, and from the Lorde Iesus Christ. 3 Blessed be God the father of oure Lorde Iesus Christ, the father of mercy, and the God of all comforte, 4 whiche comforteth vs in all oure tribulacion, in so muche that we are able to comforte them, which are troubled in whatsoeuer tribulation it be, with the same comforte wherwith we our selues are comforted of God. 5 For as the affliccions of Christ are plenteous in vs: euen so is our consolacion plenteous by Christe. 6 Whether we be troubled for youre consolacion & saluacion, whiche saluacion, sheweth her power in that ye suffer the same afflictions which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted for your consolacion, and saluation, 7 yet oure hope is stedfast for you, in as muche as we knowe howe that as ye haue youre parte in affliccions, so shall ye be partakers of consolacion. 8 Brethren I woulde not haue you ignoraunt of oure trouble, whiche happened vnto vs in Asia. For we were greued out of measure passinge strength, so greatlye that we despeared euen of lyfe. 9 Also we receiued and aunswere of death in our selues, and that because we woulde not put oure truste in oure selues: but in God, whiche rayseth the dead to lyfe again, 10 & which delyuered vs from so greate a death, and doth delyuer. On whom we truste that yet here after he will delyuer, 11 by the helpe of your prayer for vs: that by the meanes of manye occasions, thankes maye be geuen of manye on our behalfe, for the grace geuen vnto vs. 12 Oure reioysinge is this, the testimony of oure conscience, that in synglenes and Godly purenes, and not in fleshely wysdome, but by the grace of God, we haue had oure conuersation in the worlde, and moste of all to youwardes. 13 We write no nother thinges vnto you, then that ye read and also knowe, yea & I truste ye shall fynde vs vnto the ende euen as ye haue founde vs partelye, 14 for we are your reioysinge, euen as ye are oures in the day of the Lorde Iesus. 15 And in this confidence was I minded the other tyme to haue come vnto you, that ye myghte haue had yet one pleasure more, 16 and to haue passed by you into Macedonia, and to haue come againe out of Macedonia vnto you, & to haue bene led forth to Iewryward of you. 17 When I thus wyse was mynded: dyd I vse lyghtnes? Or thynke I carnallye those thinges, which I thinke? that with me should be yea yea, and nay nay? 18 God is faithfull. For oure preaching vnto you, was not yea & nay. 19 For Gods sonne Iesus Christe, whiche was preached amonge you by vs (that is to saye, by me and Siluanus and Timotheus) was not yea and naye, but in him it was yea: 20 For all the promyses of God, in him are yea, and are in him Amen, vnto the lande of God thorow vs. 21 For it is God, whiche stablisheth you and vs in Christ, and hath annointed vs, 22 which hath also sealed vs, and hath geuen the earnest of the spyryte into oure hertes. 23 I call God for a recorde vnto my soule that for to fauer you withall I came not anye more to Corinthum. 24 Not that we be lordes ouer youre fayth but helpers of youce ioye. For by fayth ye stand.