3 eBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who fcomforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any 1trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as gthe sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our 2consolation also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we are afflicted, hit is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that ias you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.
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