2 Corinthians 1



2 Corinthians 1 begins with Paul offering words of comfort, discussing the purpose of suffering, and explaining his change of plans. Paul encourages the Corinthians to find comfort in God, who is the source of all comfort, and highlights the importance of sincerity and trust in their relationships.


  1. Introduction and Greeting (2 Corinthians 1:1-2): Paul, along with Timothy, addresses the Corinthians as servants of Christ. He extends grace and peace to them from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. Comfort in Suffering (2 Corinthians 1:3-11): Paul praises God as the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He acknowledges the hardships and sufferings he faced in Asia but emphasizes that God comforts us in our afflictions so that we can comfort others. Paul shares his confidence in the Corinthians' prayers and expresses his hope in the future deliverance from various trials.
  3. Paul's Change of Plans (2 Corinthians 1:12-24): Paul explains that his decision to change his travel plans was not due to vacillation or a lack of sincerity. Instead, he emphasizes that God's promises are always "yes" in Christ. Paul expresses his love for the Corinthians and his desire for mutual edification.