2 Corinthians

Whiston(i) 1 PAUL an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the will of God, and Timothy a brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: 2 Grace [be] to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them who are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we our selves also are comforted of God. 5 For as the suffering of Christ abounds in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6 And whether we be afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: and our hope is stedfast on your account: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation; 7 Knowing that as you [are] partakers of the sufferings, so also of the consolation. 8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9 But we [had] the sentence of death in our selves, that we should not trust in our selves, but in God, who raiseth the dead. 10 Who delivered us from so great a death; in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us]: 11 You also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift upon us by the means of many persons, thanks may be given by many on your behalf. 12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-wards. 13 For we write none other things unto you, than what you read or acknowledge, and I trust you shall acknowledge to the end. 14 As also you have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also [are] ours in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ. 15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that you might have a second benefit: 16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judea. 17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh? that with me there should be yes, yes, and, no, no. 18 But God [is] true, our word toward you, was not yes and no. 19 For the Son of God Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, was not yes and no, but in him was yes. 20 For all the promises of God in him [are] yes, and in him amen, unto the glory of God by us. 21 Now he who confirmeth us with you, in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God: 22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 23 Moreover, I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. 24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.