2 Corinthians

MLV(i) 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will be of God and Timothy our brother, to the congregation of God who are in Corinth, together with all the holy-ones who are in the whole of Achaia: 2 grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the mercies and God of all encouragement is gracious; 4 who is encouraging us on our every affliction, that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction, through the encouragement of which we ourselves are encouraged by God. 5 Because just-as the sufferings of the Christ abound to us, so our encouragement also abounds through the Christ. 6 But whether we are afflicted, it is on behalf of your encouragement and salvation; which is working in the endurance of the same sufferings which we also are suffering; and our hope is steadfast on your behalf. If whether we are encouraged, it is on behalf of your encouragement and salvation, 7 knowing that, just-as you are partners of the sufferings, so you\'b0 are also of the comfort. 8 For brethren, we do not wish you to be ignorant in regard to our affliction which happened to us in Asia, that we were burdened down surpassingly, beyond our power, so-that we despaired even to be living. 9 But, we ourselves have had the verdict of death in ourselves, in order that we should not have confidence in ourselves, but in God, who is raising up the dead; 10 who rescued us out of so-great a death and is rescuing us; in whom we have hoped that he will also still be rescuing us. 11 You\'b0 are also working together on our behalf by your supplication; in order that the gift to us from many faces might be a thanksgiving through many people on our behalf.
12 For this is our boasting, the testimony of our conscience, that in clarity and sincerity of God, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we conducted ourselves in the world and even-more toward you. 13 For we are writing no other things to you, but what you are reading or even what you know. Now I hope you will fully know these things we write until the end; 14 as you also recognized us partially, that we are your boasting, just-as you are also ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
15 And in this confidence, I was planning to come to you beforehand, in order that you might have a second favor from me; 16 and through you to go through into Macedonia, and away from Macedonia to come to you again and to be sent onward to Judea by you. 17 Therefore while planning this certain thing, I did not consequently use fickleness, did I? Or what I plan, do I plan those things according to the flesh, in order that there should be from me the yes, yes and the no, no? 18 But as God is faithful, our word toward you did not become yes and no. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you through us, that is, through me and Silvanus and Timothy, did not become yes and no, but in him it has become yes. 20 For as many things as are the promises of God, in him is the yes and in him is the amen, for glory to God through us. 21 Now he who is confirming us together with you in Christ and anointed us is God, 22 who also sealed us and gave us the down-payment of the Spirit in our hearts.
23 Now I myself call upon God as a witness upon my soul, that, I came to Corinth no more so sparing you. 24 Not that we have lordship over your faith, but are fellow workers of your joy; for you are standing in the faith.