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2 Corinthians 1:5

    2 Corinthians 1:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so our comfort also aboundeth through Christ.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For as we undergo more of the pain which Christ underwent, so through Christ does our comfort become greater.

    Webster's Revision

    For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so our comfort also aboundeth through Christ.

    World English Bible

    For as the sufferings of Christ abound to us, even so our comfort also abounds through Christ.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so our comfort also aboundeth through Christ.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 1:5

    The sufferings of Christ - Suffering endured for the cause of Christ: such as persecutions, hardships, and privations of different kinds.

    Our consolation also aboundeth - We stood as well, as firmly, and as easily, in the heaviest trial, as in the lightest; because the consolation was always proportioned to the trial and difficulty. Hence we learn, that he who is upheld in a slight trial need not fear a great one; for if he be faithful, his consolation shall abound, as his sufferings abound. Is it not as easy for a man to lift one hundred pounds' weight, as it is for an infant to lift a few ounces? The proportion of strength destroys the comparative difficulty.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 1:5

    For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us - As we are called to experience the same sufferings which Christ endured; as we are called to suffer in his cause, and in the promotion of the same object. The sufferings which they endured were in the cause of Christ and his gospel; were endured in endeavoring to advance the same object which Christ sought to promote; and were substantially of the same nature. They arose from opposition, contempt, persecution, trial, and want, and were the same as the Lord Jesus was himself subjected to during the whole of his public life; compare Colossians 1:24. Thus, Peter says 1 Peter 4:13 of Christians that they were "partakers of Christ's sufferings."

    So our consolation also aboundeth by Christ - By means of Christ, or through Christ, consolation is abundantly imparted to us. Paul regarded the Lord Jesus as the source of consolation, and felt that the comfort which he imparted, or which was imparted through him, was more than sufficient to overbalance all the trials which he endured in this cause. The comforts which he derived from Christ were those, doubtless, which arose from his presence, his supporting grace, from his love shed abroad in the heart; from the success which he gave to his gospel, and from the hope of reward which was held out to him by the Redeemer, as the result of all his sufferings. And it may he observed as an universal truth, that if we suffer in the cause of Christ, if we are persecuted, oppressed, and calumniated on his account, he will take care that cur hearts shall be filled with consolation.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 1:5

    1:5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us - The sufferings endured on his account. So our comfort also aboundeth through Christ - The sufferings were many, the comfort one; and yet not only equal to, but overbalancing, them all.