1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy [our] brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia:
1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:

1:2 Grace [be] to you and peace from God our Father, and [from] the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

1:3 Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,

1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
1:4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.

1:6 And whether we be afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation.
1:6 Now if we are afflicted, it 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.

1:7 And our hope of you [is] stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so [shall ye be] also of the consolation.
1:7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.

1:8 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
1:8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.

1:9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
1:9 Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead,

1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver [us];
1:10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,

1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
1:11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf for the gift granted to us through many.

1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

1:13 For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;
1:13 For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end

1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also [are] ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1:14 (as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;
1:15 And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit--

1:16 And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea.
1:16 to pass by way of you to Macedonia, to come again from Macedonia to you, and be helped by you on my way to Judea.

1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
1:17 Therefore, when I was planning this, did I do it lightly? Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes, Yes, and No, No?

1:18 But [as] God [is] true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
1:18 But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No.

1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, [even] by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us--by me, Silvanus, and Timothy--was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes.

1:20 For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.

1:21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, [is] God;
1:21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,

1:22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
1:22 who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.

1:23 Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
1:23 Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth.

1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
1:24 Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.