Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.
– 2 Corinthians 1:24 (ESV)
3 And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.
– 2 Corinthians 2:3 (ESV)
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing
– 2 Corinthians 6:10 (ESV)
I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.
– 2 Corinthians 7:4 (ESV)
“(It) denotes inner strength, whether of the community (οἰκοδομή) in its organic relationship, or of the character of its members, i.e., their maturity as Christians (2 Corinthians. 13:9).”
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too. 6 If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. 7 Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.
– 2 Corinthians 1:3-7