1 Paul, by the will of God an apostle of Christ Jesus, and Timothy, our brother, to the church of God in Corinth and to all God's holy people in the whole of Achaia.
2Tim 1:1 Eph 1:1 1Cor 6:11 1Cor 16:10 1Thess 1:7-8 1Tim 1:1 Acts 16:1
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rom 1:7 1Chr 12:18 1Cor 1:3 1Thess 1:1 2Sam 15:20 2Thess 1:2 Col 1:2
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful Father and the God who gives every possible encouragement;
Eph 1:3 1Pet 1:3 Rom 15:5-6 Dan 9:9 2John 1:9 Mic 7:18 Phil 2:11
4 he supports us in every hardship, so that we are able to come to the support of others, in every hardship of theirs because of the encouragement that we ourselves receive from God.
2Cor 7:6-7 Isa 51:12 1Thess 5:11 2Thess 2:16-17 Heb 12:12 Isa 40:1 Ps 32:7
5 For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow into our lives; so too does the encouragement we receive through Christ.
Col 1:24 Phil 3:10 1Cor 4:10-13 2Cor 4:10-11 2Cor 11:23-30 2Thess 2:16-17 Acts 9:4
6 So if we have hardships to undergo, this will contribute to your encouragement and your salvation; if we receive encouragement, this is to gain for you the encouragement which enables you to bear with perseverance the same sufferings as we do.
2Cor 1:4 2Tim 2:10 2Cor 4:15-18 1Cor 3:21-23 2Cor 5:5 2Cor 12:15 Eph 3:13
7 So our hope for you is secure in the knowledge that you share the encouragement we receive, no less than the sufferings we bear.
Rom 8:17-18 1Cor 10:13 1Thess 1:3-4 2Cor 1:14 2Cor 7:9 2Cor 12:20 2Thess 1:4-7
8 So in the hardships we underwent in Asia, we want you to be quite certain, brothers, that we were under extraordinary pressure, beyond our powers of endurance, so that we gave up all hope even of surviving.
2Cor 4:7-12 1Cor 15:32 1Cor 4:8 1Cor 16:9 Acts 19:23-35 1Sam 20:3 1Sam 27:1
9 In fact we were carrying the sentence of death within our own selves, so that we should be forced to trust not in ourselves but in God, who raises the dead.
2Cor 3:5 Rom 4:17-25 2Cor 12:7-10 Luke 18:9 Ps 44:5-7 Prov 28:26 2Cor 4:7
10 He did save us from such a death and will save us -- we are relying on him to do so.
1Tim 4:10 Rom 15:31 1Sam 7:12 1Sam 17:37 2Pet 2:9 2Tim 4:17 Acts 26:21
11 Your prayer for us will contribute to this, so that, for God's favour shown to us as the result of the prayers of so many, thanks too may be given by many on our behalf.
Phil 1:19 2Cor 4:15 Acts 12:5 Phlm 1:22 2Cor 9:11-12 2Thess 3:1 Col 4:3
12 There is one thing that we are proud of, namely our conscientious conviction that we have always behaved towards everyone, and especially towards you, with that unalloyed holiness that comes from God, relying not on human reasoning but on the grace of God.
2Cor 2:17 1Cor 2:13 Jas 3:13-18 Acts 23:1 1Thess 2:10 2Cor 4:2 Acts 24:16
13 In our writing, there is nothing that you cannot read clearly and understand;
2Cor 4:2 2Cor 5:11 2Cor 13:6 Phlm 1:6
14 and it is my hope that, just as you have already understood us partially, so you will understand fully that you can be as proud of us as we shall be of you when the Day of our Lord Jesus comes.
1Cor 1:8 1Thess 2:19-20 2Cor 2:5 2Cor 5:12 Phil 2:16 Phil 4:1 1Cor 3:21-23
15 It was with this assurance that I had been meaning to come to you first, so that you would benefit doubly;
1Cor 4:19 Rom 1:11 Rom 15:29 1Cor 11:34 2Cor 6:1 Phil 1:25-26
16 both to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and then to return to you again from Macedonia, so that you could set me on my way to Judaea.
1Cor 16:5-7 Acts 19:21-22 Acts 21:5
17 Since that was my purpose, do you think I lightly changed my mind? Or that my plans are based on ordinary human promptings and I have in my mind Yes, yes at the same time as No, no?
2Cor 10:2-3 Matt 5:37 1Thess 2:18 2Cor 1:12 2Cor 1:18-20 Gal 1:16 Gal 2:2
18 As surely as God is trustworthy, what we say to you is not both Yes and No.
1Cor 1:9 1John 5:20 2Cor 1:23 2Cor 2:17 2Cor 11:31 John 7:28 John 8:26
19 The Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, that is, by me and by Silvanus and Timothy, was never Yes-and-No; his nature is all Yes.
Heb 13:8 Acts 18:5 Rev 1:17 1John 5:9-13 1John 5:20 2John 1:9 2Pet 1:17
20 For in him is found the Yes to all God's promises and therefore it is 'through him' that we answer 'Amen' to give praise to God.
1John 2:24-25 Heb 13:8 Rev 7:12 Rev 3:14 Gal 3:22 Eph 1:6 Eph 1:12-14
21 It is God who gives us, with you, a sure place in Christ
1John 2:27 1John 2:20 1Pet 5:10 Acts 10:38 Isa 9:7 Isa 59:21 Isa 61:1
22 and has both anointed us and marked us with his seal, giving us as pledge the Spirit in our hearts.
Eph 4:30 2Cor 5:5 Eph 1:13-14 John 6:27 Rom 8:14-16 2Tim 2:19 Rev 2:17
23 By my life I call on God to be my witness that it was only to spare you that I did not come to Corinth again.
1Cor 4:21 Gal 1:20 Rom 1:9 2Cor 13:2 2Cor 13:10 1Cor 5:5 1Thess 2:5
24 We have no wish to lord it over your faith, but to work with you for your joy; for your stand in the faith is firm.
1Cor 15:1 1Pet 5:3 Rom 11:20 Matt 23:8-10 1Cor 3:5 1Pet 5:8-9 2Cor 2:1-3