2 Corinthians 1:5
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New International Version
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.

New Living Translation
For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.

English Standard Version
For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

Berean Study Bible
For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.

Berean Literal Bible
because as the sufferings of the Christ abound toward us, so through Christ our comfort also abounds.

New American Standard Bible
For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so through Christ our comfort also overflows.

International Standard Version
For as the Messiah's sufferings overflow into us, so also our comfort overflows through the Messiah.

NET Bible
For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow toward us, so also our comfort through Christ overflows to you.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For just as the sufferings of The Messiah abound in us, in this way our comforts also abound by The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because Christ suffered so much for us, we can receive so much comfort from him.

New American Standard 1977
For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For in the same manner that the sufferings of the Christ abound in us, so also our consolation abounds by Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us: so also by Christ doth our comfort abound.

Darby Bible Translation
Because, even as the sufferings of the Christ abound towards us, so through the Christ does our encouragement also abound.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
For just as we have more than our share of suffering for the Christ, so also through the Christ we have more than our share of comfort.

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

Young's Literal Translation
because, as the sufferings of the Christ do abound to us, so through the Christ doth abound also our comfort;
Study Bible
The God of All Comfort
4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 5For just as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 6If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which accomplishes in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we experience.…
Cross References
Romans 8:17
And if we are children, then we are heirs: heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ--if indeed we suffer with Him, so that we may also be glorified with Him.

2 Corinthians 4:10
We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

Philippians 3:10
I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to Him in His death,

Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions for the sake of His body, which is the church.

2 Timothy 3:11
my persecutions, and the sufferings that came upon me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.

1 Peter 4:13
But rejoice that you share in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed at the revelation of His glory.
Treasury of Scripture

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

as.

2 Corinthians 4:10,11 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that …

2 Corinthians 11:23-30 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

Acts 9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

1 Corinthians 4:10-13 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are …

Philippians 1:20 According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing …

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship …

Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which …

so.

Luke 2:25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; …

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of …

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

(5) Abound in us.--Better, overflow to us. The sufferings of Christ, as in 1Peter 4:13; 1Peter 5:1 (the Greek in 1Peter 1:11 expresses a different thought), are those which He endured on earth; those which, in His mysterious union with His Church, are thought as passing from Him to every member of His body, that they too may drink of the cup that He drank of. For the thought that in our sufferings, of whatever nature, we share Christ's sufferings, comp. 2Corinthians 4:10; Philippians 3:10; Colossians 1:24; 1Peter 4:13. The use of the plural, "our tribulations," "overflow to us," is dependent partly on the fact that St. Paul has joined Timotheus with himself in his salutation, and partly on the fact that it is his usual way of speaking of himself unless he has distinctly to assert his own individuality.

So our consolation also aboundeth.--Better, as before, overflows. The consolation which has come to him through Christ, as the channel through whom it flows down from the Father, has, like the suffering, an expansive power, and pours itself out on others.

Verse 5. - As the sufferings of Christ abound in us; rather, unto us. "The sufferings of Christ" are the sufferings which he endured in the days of his flesh, and they were not exhausted by him, but overflow to us who have to suffer as he suffered, bearing about with us his dying, that we may share his life (2 Corinthians 4:10). The idea is, not that he is suffering in us and with us (though the truth of his intense sympathy with his suffering Church may be shadowed forth in some such terms, Matthew 25:40-45; Acts 9:4), but that we have "a fellowship in his sufferings" (Philippians 3:17); Galatians 2:20, "I have been crucified with Christ;" Hebrews 13:13, "Bearing his reproach." Our sufferings are the sufferings of Christ because we suffer as he suffered (1 Peter 4:13) and in the same cause. Aboundeth by Christ. If his sufferings, as it were, overflow to us, so too is he the Source of our comfort, in that he sendeth us the Comforter (John 14:16-18). For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us,.... By "the sufferings of Christ" are not meant those which he suffered in his own person for the sake, and in the room and stead of his people, the fruits and effects of which abound to them, and in them; but those which he suffers in his members, or which they suffer for his sake; and which are said to "abound in" them, because of the variety and greatness of them; though not as if they were more or greater than what Christ suffered in his soul and body, when he was made sin and a curse for his people: yet notwithstanding the abundance of them, such is the goodness and grace of God, that he proportions comforts to them; as their afflictions increase, so do their comforts; as their sufferings for the sake of Christ, and his Gospel, are more and greater,

so, says he,

our consolation aboundeth by Christ: meaning, either that consolation which they felt and enjoyed in their own souls, under all their tribulations, which abundantly answered to them, and which they ascribe to Christ, from and by whom it comes to them; or else that consolation, which, by preaching Christ, abounded to the relief of others who were in distress and trouble. 5. sufferings—standing in contrast with "salvation" (2Co 1:6); as "tribulation" (distress of mind), with comfort or "consolation."

of Christ—Compare Col 1:24. The sufferings endured, whether by Himself, or by His Church, with which He considers Himself identified (Mt 25:40, 45; Ac 9:4; 1Jo 4:17-21). Christ calls His people's sufferings His own suffering: (1) because of the sympathy and mystical union between Him and us (Ro 8:17; 1Co 4:10); (2) They are borne for His sake; (3) They tend to His glory (Eph 4:1; 1Pe 4:14, 16).

abound in us—Greek, "abound unto us." The order of the Greek following words is more forcible than in English Version, "Even so through Christ aboundeth also our comfort." The sufferings (plural) are many; but the consolation (though singular) swallows up them all. Comfort preponderates in this Epistle above that in the first Epistle, as now by the effect of the latter most of the Corinthians had been much impressed.1:1-11 We are encouraged to come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. The Lord is able to give peace to the troubled conscience, and to calm the raging passions of the soul. These blessings are given by him, as the Father of his redeemed family. It is our Saviour who says, Let not your heart be troubled. All comforts come from God, and our sweetest comforts are in him. He speaks peace to souls by granting the free remission of sins; and he comforts them by the enlivening influences of the Holy Spirit, and by the rich mercies of his grace. He is able to bind up the broken-hearted, to heal the most painful wounds, and also to give hope and joy under the heaviest sorrows. The favours God bestows on us, are not only to make us cheerful, but also that we may be useful to others. He sends comforts enough to support such as simply trust in and serve him. If we should be brought so low as to despair even of life, yet we may then trust God, who can bring back even from death. Their hope and trust were not in vain; nor shall any be ashamed who trust in the Lord. Past experiences encourage faith and hope, and lay us under obligation to trust in God for time to come. And it is our duty, not only to help one another with prayer, but in praise and thanksgiving, and thereby to make suitable returns for benefits received. Thus both trials and mercies will end in good to ourselves and others.
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