2 Corinthians 1:9
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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,

2 Corinthians 1:9 Parallel
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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sentence. or, answer. that.

2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh...

Job 40:14 Then will I also confess to you that your own right hand can save you.

Psalm 22:29 All they that be fat on earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him...

Psalm 44:5-7 Through you will we push down our enemies: through your name will we tread them under that rise up against us...

Proverbs 28:26 He that trusts in his own heart is a fool: but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

Jeremiah 9:23,24 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

Jeremiah 17:5-7 Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD...

Ezekiel 33:13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity...

Luke 18:9 And he spoke this parable to certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

in God.

2 Corinthians 4:13,14 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe...

Ezekiel 37:1-14 The hand of the LORD was on me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD...

Romans 4:17-25 (As it is written, I have made you a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who vivifies the dead...

Hebrews 11:19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from where also he received him in a figure.

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June the Eighteenth the Benefitted as Benefactors
"Who comforteth us ... that we may be able to comfort." --2 CORINTHIANS i. 3-7. And how does the Lord comfort us? He has a thousand different ways, and no one can ever tell by what way the comfort will come to his soul. Sometimes it comes by the door of memory, and sometimes by the door of hope. Sometimes it is borne to us through the ministry of nature, and at other times through the ministry of human speech and kindness. But always, I think, it brings us the sense of a Presence, as though we
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year

Seal and Earnest
'Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.'--2 COR. i. 23. There are three strong metaphors in this and the preceding verse--'anointing,' 'sealing,' and 'giving the earnest'--all of which find their reality in the same divine act. These three metaphors all refer to the same subject, and what that subject is is sufficiently explained in the last of them. The 'earnest' consists of 'the Spirit in our hearts,' and the same explanation might have been appended to both
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

Twenty-Sixth Day for the Holy Spirit on Young Converts
WHAT TO PRAY.--For the Holy Spirit on Young Converts "Peter and John prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost; for as yet He was fallen upon none of them: only they had been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus."--ACTS viii. 15, 16. "Now He which establisheth us with you in Christ, and anointed us, is God; who also gave us the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts."--2 COR. i. 21, 22. How many new converts who remain feeble; how many who fall into sin; how many who backslide
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession

Fifteenth Lesson. If Two Agree
If two agree;' Or, The Power of United Prayer Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.--Matt. xviii. 19, 20. ONE of the first lessons of our Lord in His school of prayer was: Not to be seen of men. Enter thy inner chamber; be alone with the Father. When He has thus taught us that the
Andrew Murray—With Christ in the School of Prayer

Cross References
Proverbs 14:32
When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous seek refuge in God.

Isaiah 38:10
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?"

Romans 8:36
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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