- But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer;
- and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.
- For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life;
- indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
- who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,