2 Corinthians 1:10 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Corinthians 1:10, NIV: 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,

2 Corinthians 1:10, ESV: He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again.

2 Corinthians 1:10, KJV: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2 Corinthians 1:10, NASB: who rescued us from so great a danger of death, and will rescue us, He on whom we have set our hope. And He will yet deliver us,

2 Corinthians 1:10, NLT: And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.

2 Corinthians 1:10, CSB: He has delivered us from such a terrible death, and he will deliver us. We have put our hope in him that he will deliver us again

What does 2 Corinthians 1:10 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul was sure that he and his companions were going to die (2 Corinthians 1:8). Nothing today is known about the cause or circumstances of the traumatic event he is describing, aside from the fact that it took place in Asia. The Corinthians had likely heard about it. It seems they may not have known how severe it really was. Paul has reported that he and his friends were burdened beyond their strength.

The outcome was positive, however. Because they were completely helpless against the suffering in their circumstances, Paul wrote, they were forced to rely on God completely. They entirely abandoned all hope of their own strength and turned entirely to God for their rescue (2 Corinthians 1:9). He now says God delivered them from the deadly peril and expresses his confidence that God will continue to deliver them.

Another benefit of suffering is found here. When believers turn to God for help in suffering and see how He provides exactly what is needed, their faith is strengthened. They continue to rely on him and grow confident in God's willingness and ability to save them.