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2 Corinthians 1

Introduction

1Paul, an apostle (special messenger, personally chosen representative) of Christ Jesus (the Messiah) by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God which is at Corinth, and to all the [a]saints (God’s people) throughout Achaia (southern Greece):

Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as Christ’s sufferings are ours in abundance [as they overflow to His followers], so also our comfort [our reassurance, our encouragement, our consolation] is abundant through Christ [it is truly more than enough to endure what we must]. But if we are troubled and distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted and encouraged, it is for your comfort, which works [in you] when you patiently endure the same sufferings which we [b]experience. And our [c]hope for you [our confident expectation of good for you] is firmly grounded [assured and unshaken], since we know that just as you share as partners in our sufferings, so also you share as partners in our comfort.

For we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about [d]our trouble in [the west coast province of] Asia [Minor], how we were utterly weighed down, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life [itself]. Indeed, we felt within ourselves that we had received the sentence of death [and were convinced that we would die, but this happened] so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead. 10 He rescued us from so great a threat of death, and will continue to rescue us. On Him we have set our hope. And He will again rescue us [from danger and draw us near], 11 while you join in helping us by your prayers. Then thanks will be given by many persons on our behalf for the gracious gift [of deliverance] granted to us through the prayers of many [believers].

Paul’s Integrity

12 This is our [reason for] proud confidence: our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world [in general], and especially toward you, with pure motives and godly sincerity, not in human wisdom, but in the grace of God [that is, His gracious lovingkindness that leads people to Christ and spiritual maturity]. 13 For we write you nothing other than what you read and understand [there is no double meaning in what we say]. And I hope you will [accurately] understand [divine things] until the end; 14 just as you have [already] partially understood us, [and one day will recognize] that you can be proud of us just as we are of you, in the day of our Lord Jesus.

15 It was with this confidence that I planned at first to visit you, so that you might receive twice a token of grace; 16 that is, [I wanted] to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and [then] to come back to you [on my return] from Macedonia, and have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 So then, was I indecisive or capricious when I was [originally] planning this? Or the things I plan, do I plan [e]in a self-serving way like a worldly man, ready to say, “Yes, yes” and “No, no” [at the same time]? 18 But [as surely as] God is faithful and means what He says, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No” [at the same time]. 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, by me, Silvanus, and Timothy, was not “Yes” and “No,” but has proved to be “Yes” in Him [true and faithful, the divine “Yes” affirming God’s promises]. 20 For as many as are the promises of God, in Christ they are [all answered] “Yes.” So through Him we say our “Amen” to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who establishes and confirms us [in joint fellowship] with you in Christ, and who has anointed us [empowering us with the gifts of the Spirit]; 22 it is He who has also put His seal on us [that is, He has appropriated us and certified us as His] and has given us the [Holy] Spirit in our hearts as a pledge [like a security deposit to guarantee the fulfillment of His promise of eternal life].

23 But I call on God as my soul’s witness, that it was to spare you [pain and discouragement] that I did not come again to Corinth— 24 not that we rule [like dictators] over your faith, but rather we work with you for [the increase of] your joy; for in your faith you stand firm [in your strong conviction that Jesus of Nazareth—the Messiah—is the Son of God, through whom we obtain eternal salvation].

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:1 All born-again believers are saints, that is, they are set apart for God’s special use.
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:6 Lit suffer.
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:7 In the NT the word “hope” expresses a cherished desire along with the confident assurance of obtaining that which is longed for.
  4. 2 Corinthians 1:8 In general, the editorial plurals used in this letter refer only to Paul.
  5. 2 Corinthians 1:17 Lit according to the flesh.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

2 Abakkolinso 1

Okulamusa n’Okwebaza

1Pawulo omutume wa Kristo Yesu, olw’okusiima kwa Katonda, n’owooluganda Timoseewo, tuwandiikira ekkanisa ya Katonda eri mu Kkolinso awamu n’abatukuvu bonna abali mu Akaya yonna, ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo bibeerenga nammwe.

Katonda oyo Kitaawe wa Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, Kitaffe ow’okusaasira era Katonda azaamu bonna amaanyi yeebazibwe, atuzaamu amaanyi mu kubonaabona kwonna kwe tuyitamu, tulyoke tugumye abalala abayita mu kubonaabona okwa buli ngeri, olw’okugumya kwe tufuna nga Katonda atuzaamu amaanyi. Kubanga nga bwe tugabana ku kubonaabona kwa Kristo, ne Kristo bw’atyo bw’atuzzaamu amaanyi. Bwe tubonaabona, tubonaabona mulyoke muzibwemu amaanyi era mulokolebwe; oba ne bwe tuba nga tuzzibwamu endasi nammwe muzibwamu endasi, mulyoke mugumire okubonaabona kwe kumu kwe tuyitamu. Essuubi lyaffe gye muli linywevu, nga tumanyi nti nga bwe mugabanira awamu naffe mu kubonaabona, bwe mutyo bwe mugabanira awamu naffe mu kuzibwamu amaanyi.

Kubanga tetwagala mmwe abooluganda obutategeera, okubonaabona kwe twayitamu mu Asiya kwali kungi ekiyitiridde n’essuubi ery’okuba abalamu ne lituggwaamu. Naye ffe ffennyini nga tusaliddwa gwa kufa, nga tetusaanidde kwetekamu bwesige bwaffe ffe, wabula mu Katonda azuukiza abafu, 10 eyatuwonya mu kufa okwo okw’entiisa, era anaatulokolanga, era gwe tulinamu essuubi ery’okutuwonyanga. 11 Tukolere wamu nga mutusabira, bangi balyoke batwebalizeeko olw’ekirabo kye twaweebwa.

Pawulo akyusa mu ntegeka ze

12 Tulina okwenyumiriza ng’omwoyo gwaffe gutujulira kubanga twatambulira mu buwombeefu ne mu mazima ga Katonda, so si mu magezi ag’omubiri, naye mu kisa kya Katonda nga tuli mu nsi n’okusingira ddala gye muli. 13 Kubanga tetubawandiikira lwa bintu birala wabula ku ebyo bye musomako era ku ebyo bye mumanyiiko; era nsuubira nga mulibimanyira ddala okutuusa ku nkomerero, 14 era nga bwe mwamanyako ekitundu nti muli kya kwenyumiriza gye tuli nga naffe bwe tuli eky’okwenyumiriza gye muli ku lunaku lwa Mukama waffe Yesu. 15 Olw’okwekakasa mu ekyo, nateekateeka okujja gye muli edda, mulyoke musanyuke omulundi ogwokubiri, 16 nga mpita gye muli okugenda e Makedoniya, ate n’amadda nga nkomawo, mulyoke munsibirire okulaga e Buyudaaya. 17 Mulowooza nga nateekateeka bwe ntyo olwokubanga nnekyusiza? Oba nti ntekateeka ebintu nga ngoberera omubiri, nga ŋŋamba nti weewaawo ye weewaawo, ate nti si weewaawo, si weewaawo?

18 Naye nga Katonda bw’ali omwesigwa ekigambo kyaffe gye muli tekiri weewaawo ate nti si weewaawo. 19 Omwana wa Katonda Yesu Kristo gwe twababuulira, nze ne Sirwano[a] ne Timoseewo teyali nti weewaawo ne si weewaawo, wabula mu ye mwe muli weewaawo bulijjo. 20 Kubanga nga bwe biri ebisuubizo ebingi ebya Katonda, era mu ye kyetuva tugamba Amiina nga tuyita mu ye, Katonda atenderezebwe mu ffe. 21 Naye atunyweza ffe awamu nammwe mu Kristo, era eyatufukako amafuta, ye Katonda, 22 era ye oyo eyatussaako akabonero, n’atuwa amazima g’omwoyo mu mitima gyaffe.

23 Katonda oyo ye mujulirwa w’emmeeme yange, nga nabasabira ne sijja Kkolinso. 24 Temusaanye kulowooza nti ffe tufuga okukkiriza kwammwe, naye tuli bakozi bannammwe, mulyoke musanyuke, kubanga okukkiriza kwammwe kwe kubanywezezza.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:19 Sirwano Mu Luyonaani oluusi ayitibwa Siira