New International Version
Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
King James Bible
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
Darby Bible Translation
But we ourselves had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not have our trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead;
World English Bible
Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead,
Young's Literal Translation
but we ourselves in ourselves the sentence of the death have had, that we may not be trusting on ourselves, but on God, who is raising the dead,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We had the sentence of death in ourselves - The tribulation was so violent and overwhelming, that he had no hope of escaping death.
That we should not trust in ourselves - The tribulation was of such a nature as to take away all expectation of help but from God alone.
But in God which raiseth the dead - This is very like the business at Lystra; and would be sufficient to fix the apostle's reference to that fact could the time and other circumstances serve.
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When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.
I said, "In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years?"
As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
2 Corinthians 1:8
We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself.
2 Corinthians 1:10
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
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