Coverdale(i) 1 Paul an Apostle of Iesu Christ, by the will of God, and brother Timotheus. Vnto the congregacion of God which is at Corinthu, with all the sayntes which are i all Achaia. 2 Grace be with you, and peace fro 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 ye God of all comforte, 4 which comforteth vs in all oure trouble: in so moch yt we are able to comforte them that are in eny maner of trouble, with the same comforte wher with we oure selues are comforted of God. 5 For as the affliccios of Christ are plenteous in vs, euen so is or cosolacion plenteous by Christ. 6 But whether we haue trouble or comforte, it is done for youre welth. Yf it be trouble, it is done for youre coforte and health, which health sheweth hir power, in that ye suffre the same affliccions which we suffre. Yf it be comforte, it is done also for youre comforte and health. 7 Therfore is oure hope fast for you, in as moch as we knowe, that, like as ye are partakers of the affliccios, so shal ye be partakers also of the consolacion. 8 Brethren we wolde not haue you ignoraunt of oure trouble, which happened vnto vs in Asia, for we were greued out off measure passynge strength, so that we euen dispared of life, 9 and had concluded in oure selues yt we must nedes dye. But this was done, because we shulde not put oure trust in oure selues, but in God, which rayseth vp the deed to life agayne: 10 which delyuered vs from so greate a death, and yet delyuereth daylie, On whom we trust, that he wil delyuer vs here after also, 11 by the helpe of youre prayer for vs that on oure behalfe many thankes maye be geuen by many personnes, for the gifte that is geuen vs. 12 For oure reioysinge is this, euen the testimony of oure conscience, that in synglenes & godly purenesse, not in fleshlye wyssdome, but in the grace of God, we haue had oure conuersacion in the worlde, but most of all with you. 13 For we wryte nothinge els vnto you, then that ye rede and also knowe. Yee & I trust that ye shal fynde vs vnto the ende, euen as ye haue founde vs partly. 14 For we are youre reioysinge, eue as ye also are oure reioysinge in ye daye of the LORDE Iesus. 15 And in this confidence was I mynded the other tyme to come vnto you (that ye mighte haue yet another pleasure more) 16 & to passe by you in to Macedonia, & to come againe out of Macedonia vnto you & to be led forth to Iewrye warde of you. 17 Whan I thus wyse was mynded, dyd I vse ligthnesse? Or are my thoughtes fleshly.? Not so but with me yee is yee, and nay is naye. 18 O faithfull God, that oure worde vnto you hath not bene yee and naye. 19 For Gods sonne Iesus Christ, which was preached amonge you by vs (namely, by me and Siluanus and Timotheus) was not yee and naye, but in him it was yee. 20 For all the promyses of God are yee in him, & are Ame in him, to the prayse of God by vs. 21 But it is God which stablysheth vs wt you in Christ, and hath anoynted us, 22 and sealed us, and geuen the ernest of the sprete in oure hertes. 23 Bvt I call God to recorde vnto my soule, that to fauoure you withall I came not agayne vnto Corinthum. 24 Not that we are lordes ouer youre faith, but we are helpers of youre ioye, for ye stonde in faith.