2 aGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
6 But if we are afflicted, it is afor 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;
7 and our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that aas you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort.
9 1indeed, we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
12 For our 1proud confidence is this: the testimony of aour conscience, that in holiness and bgodly sincerity, cnot in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.
13 For we write nothing else to you than what you read and understand, and I hope you will understand auntil the end;
14 just as you also partially did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in athe day of our Lord Jesus.
17 Therefore, I was not vacillating when I intended to do this, was I? Or what I purpose, do I purpose aaccording to the flesh, so that with me there will be yes, yes and no, no at the same time?
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