4 For (AX)I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you. 12  When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord, 13  my spirit was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. 22], 1 Cor. 2 Corinthians 1:4-8 God of All Comfort. 1 Paul, (A)an apostle of Christ Jesus (B)by the will of God, and (C)Timothy our brother. 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The apostle in this verse gives a reason of the former thanksgiving, and at the same time confirms the above character of God, as "the God of all comfort", by his own experience, and that of his fellow ministers; who, though they had been in great tribulation and affliction for the sake of Christ, and his Gospel, yet were not left destitute of divine help and support under their trials; but had much consolation and sweet refreshment administered to them by the presence of God with them, the application of his promises to them, the shedding abroad of his love in them, and the fellowship and communion they enjoyed with Father, Son, and Spirit. [8] 4  Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 16  But when one[10] turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. 11 For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory. 3:4; [ch. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. 2 Corinthians 1:1–4:18 Greeting. 11  For if what was being brought to an end came with glory, much more will what is permanent have glory. 5 Now (AY)if anyone has caused pain, (AZ)he has caused it not to me, but (BA)in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you. 14  But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 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Who comforteth us - Who shows himself to be the God of tender mercy, by condescending to notice us, who have never deserved any good at his hand; and also the God of all consolation, by comforting us in all our tribulation - never leaving us a prey to anxiety, carking care, persecution, or temptation; but, by the comforts of his Spirit, bearing us up in, through, and above, all our trials and difficulties. 2 Corinthians 1 English Standard Version (ESV) Greeting. 10 Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it. 9 For if there was glory in (CI)the ministry of condemnation, (CJ)the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. 2 Corinthians Greeting. 7:16], Ezek. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? 11:19; 36:26; [Jer. 2 Corinthians 7:6,7 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus... Psalm 86:17 Show me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because you, LORD, have helped me, and comforted me. 8 We are (DT)afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but (DU)not forsaken; (DV)struck down, but not destroyed; 10 (DW)always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, (DX)so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. 5:1; Job 10:9; 13:12; Lam. 11 (S)You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf (T)for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many. 9:15], 2 Tim. 4:9; 15:31; [ch. 3 (F)Blessed be the (G)God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and (H)God of all comfort, 4 (I)who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 8:18; 1 Pet. 9  For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. 2 For I made up my mind (AU)not to make another painful visit to you. 15 Yes, to this day whenever Moses is read a veil lies over their hearts. So in hope, Romans 4:18; Romans 5:2. 6  For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough, 7  so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. Though our outer self[15] is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. It will be an exercise in biblical renewal. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Hebrews 12:12 Why lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. A minister's trials and comforts are permitted and sent for the benefit of the Church. Or do we need, (BS)as some do, (BT)letters of recommendation to you, or from you? God of All Comfort. 12 When (BG)I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though (BH)a door was opened for me in the Lord, 13 my spirit (BI)was not at rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. 1 ... To the church of God that is at Corinth, d with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: 2 e Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. English Standard Version (ESV). 2:10; [ch. Read more 2 But we have renounced (DA)disgraceful, underhanded ways. An error occurred while marking the devotional as read. who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 e Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.. God of All Comfort. The tidings, when at last they did arrive, aroused his gratitude for the wholesome effect of his rebuke upon the Church, and his indignation at the aggressions of the Judaizing teachers. This second letter therefore bears the marks of the high tension of feeling which finds expression in frequent personal allusions, especially to his afflictions. 3:7], ch. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for (BF)we are not ignorant of his designs. 18 As surely as (AG)God is faithful, (AH)our word to you has not been Yes and No. © 2020 Christianity.com. Your Faithlife account signs you in to all our sites. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory. 12 Since we have such a hope, (CK)we are very bold, 13 not like Moses, (CL)who would put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze at the outcome of what was being brought to an end. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. 18  As surely as God is faithful, our word to you has not been Yes and No. 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, 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. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. 2 Corinthians 1:4. 1:1; Titus 1:1; [Rom. We refuse to practice[l] cunning or (DB)to tamper with God's word, but (DC)by the open statement of the truth (DD)we would commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God. [1] 6  If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. 4:4; 1 Pet. Isaiah 66:12,13 For thus said the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream... John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:18,26 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you... 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us... 2 Corinthians 1:5,6 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ... Psalm 32:5,7 I acknowledge my sin to you, and my iniquity have I not hid. Share There was an error while trying to create your account. In is literally upon; the trouble forming the ground of the comfort. Or do we need, as some do, letters of recommendation to you, or from you?