Grace (favor and spiritual blessing) to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of sympathy (pity and mercy) and the God of every comfort (consolation and encouragement),
Who comforts (consoles and encourages) us in every trouble (calamity and affliction), so that we may also be able to comfort (console and encourage) those who are in any kind of trouble or distress, with the comfort (consolation and encouragement) with which we ourselves are comforted (consoled and encouraged) by God.
For just as Christ's sufferings fall to our lot Marvin Vincent, Word Studies. abundantly, so through Christ comfort (consolation and encouragement) is also abundantly by us.
But if we are troubled (afflicted and distressed), it is for your comfort (consolation and encouragement) and salvation; and if we are comforted (consoled and encouraged), it is for your comfort (consolation and encouragement), which works when you patiently endure the same evils (misfortunes and calamities) that we also suffer and undergo.
And our hope for you is ever unwavering (assured and unshaken); for we know that just as you share and are partners in sufferings and calamities, you also share and are partners in comfort (consolation and encouragement).
For we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about the affliction and oppressing distress which befell us in Asia, how we were so utterly and unbearably weighed down and crushed that we despaired even of life .
Indeed, we felt within ourselves that we had received the sentence of death, but that was to keep us from trusting in and depending on ourselves instead of on God Who raises the dead.
Who rescued and saved us from such a perilous death, and He will still rescue and save us; in and on Him we have set our hope (our joyful and confident expectation) that He will again deliver us ,
While you also cooperate by your prayers for us . Thus many persons give thanks on our behalf for the grace (the blessing of deliverance) granted us at the request of the many who have prayed.
It is a reason for pride and exultation to which our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world and especially toward you, with devout and pure motives and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God (the unmerited favor and Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament.merciful kindness by which God, exerting His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, and keeps, strengthens, and increases them in Christian virtues).
For we write you nothing else but simply what you can read and understand , and I hope that you will become thoroughly acquainted and know and understand accurately and well to the end,
as you have partially known and understood and acknowledged us and recognized that you can be proud of us, even as we of you on the day of our Lord Jesus.
It was with assurance of this that I wanted and planned to visit you first , so that you might have a double favor and token of grace (goodwill).
to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to come again to you from Macedonia and have you send me forward on my way to Judea.
Now because I changed my original plan, was I being unstable and capricious? Or what I plan, do I plan according to the flesh , ready to say Yes, yes, No, no?
As surely as God is trustworthy and faithful and means what He says, our speech and message to you have not been Yes No.
For the Son of God, Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who has been preached among you by us, by myself, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not Yes and No; but in Him it is Yes.
For as many as are the promises of God, they all find their Yes in Him . For this reason we also utter the Amen (so be it) to God through Him to the glory of God.
But it is God Who confirms and makes us steadfast and establishes us with you in Christ, and has consecrated and anointed us ;
putting His seal upon us and giving us His Spirit in our hearts as the security deposit and guarantee .
But I call upon God as my soul's witness: it was to avoid hurting you that I refrained from coming to Corinth--
Not that we have dominion and lord it over your faith, but fellow laborers your joy, for in faith (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.in your strong and welcome conviction or belief that Jesus is the Messiah, through Whom we obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God) you stand firm.
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