Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

1 Kọrinti 1

1Paulu, ẹni ti a pé láti jẹ́ aposteli Kristi Jesu nípa ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run àti Sostene arákùnrin wa.

Sí ìjọ ènìyàn Ọlọ́run ni Kọrinti, sí àwọn ti a sọ di mímọ́ nínú Kristi Jesu àti àwọn ti a pè láti jẹ́ mímọ́ pẹ̀lú gbogbo ènìyàn ni ibikíbi ti ń pe orúkọ Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi ẹni ti ń ṣe Olúwa tiwọn àti ti àwa náà.

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ àti àlàáfíà fún yín láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa àti Olúwa wa tí í ṣe Jesu Kristi.

Ìdúpẹ́

Nígbà gbogbo ni mo ń dúpẹ́ lọ́wọ́ Ọlọ́run fún oore-ọ̀fẹ́ rẹ̀ tó fi fún un yín nínú Kristi Jesu. Nítorí nínú rẹ̀ ni a ti sọ yín di ọlọ́rọ̀ nínú ọ̀rọ̀ sísọ yín gbogbo àti nínú ìmọ̀ yín gbogbo. Nítorí ẹ̀rí wa nínú Kristi ni a ti fi ìdí rẹ̀ múlẹ̀ nínú yín. Nítorí náà ẹ̀yin kò ṣe aláìní nínú èyíkéyìí ẹ̀bùn ẹ̀mí, bí ẹ̀yin ṣe ń retí ìfarahàn Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi. Òun yóò sì mú yín dúró títí dé òpin, kí ẹ̀yin kí ó lè jẹ́ aláìlábùkù ní ọjọ́ Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi. Ọlọ́run, nípasẹ̀ ẹni ti a pè yín sínú ìdàpọ̀ pẹ̀lú Ọmọ rẹ̀ Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa, jẹ́ Olóòtítọ́.

Ìyapa nínú ìjọ Ọlọ́run

10 Mo bẹ̀ yín ẹ̀yin ara, ní orúkọ Olúwa wa Jesu Kristi, pé kí gbogbo yín fohùn ṣọ̀kan kí ó máa ṣe sí ìyapa láàrín yín, àti pé kí a lè ṣe yín pé ní inú àti ìmọ̀ kan náà. 11 Ẹ̀yin ará mi, àwọn kan láti ilé Kloe sọ di mí mọ̀ fún mi pé ìjà ń bẹ́ láàrín yín. 12 Ohun tí mo ń sọ ní pé: Olúkúlùkù yín ń wí pé, “Èmí tẹ̀lé Paulu”; “Èmi tẹ̀lé Apollo” òmíràn wí pé “Èmi tẹ̀lé Kefa, Peteru”; àti ẹlòmíràn wí pé “Èmi tẹ̀lé Kristi.”

13 Ǹjẹ́ a ha pín Kristi bí? Ṣé a kan Paulu mọ́ àgbélébùú fún un yín bí? Ǹjẹ́ a tẹ̀ yín bọ omi ní orúkọ Paulu bí? 14 Inú mi dún púpọ̀ pé èmi kò tẹ ẹnikẹ́ni nínú yín bọ omi yàtọ̀ sí Krisipu àti Gaiu. 15 Nítorí náà kò sí ẹni tí ó lè sọ pé òun ṣe ìtẹ̀bọmi ní orúkọ èmi fúnra ara mi. 16 (Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni, mo tún tẹ ìdílé Stefana bọ omi; lẹ́yìn èyí, èmí kò rántí pé mo tẹ ẹnikẹ́ni bọ omi mọ́ níbikíbi). 17 Nítorí Kristi kò rán mi láti máa ṣe ìtẹ̀bọmi, ṣùgbọ́n ó rán mi láti máa wàásù ìhìnrere: kì í ṣe nípa ọgbọ́n ènìyàn, kí a máa ṣe sọ àgbélébùú Kristi dí aláìlágbára.

Kristi ní ọgbọ́n àti agbára Ọlọ́run

18 Nítorí pé òmùgọ̀ ni ọ̀rọ̀ àgbélébùú jẹ́ sí àwọn tí ń ṣègbé, ṣùgbọ́n fún àwa tí a ń gbàlà ó jẹ́ agbára Ọlọ́run. 19 Nítorí a tí kọ ọ́ pé:

“Èmi yóò pa ọgbọ́n àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n run,
    òye àwọn olóye ni Èmi yóò sọ di asán.”

20 Àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n náà ha dá? Àwọn akọ̀wé náà ha dà? Àwọn onímọ̀ ìjìnlẹ̀ ayé yìí ha dà? Ọlọ́run kò ha ti sọ ọgbọ́n ayé yìí di aṣiwèrè? 21 Nítorí pé, nínú ọgbọ́n Ọlọ́run, ayé kò le mọ̀ òun nípa ọgbọ́n àti ìṣeféfé wọn. Ó sì gba gbogbo àwọn tí ó gbàgbọ́ là nípa ìwàásù tí àwọn aráyé pè ní òmùgọ̀ àti ọ̀rọ̀ ọ yẹ̀yẹ́. 22 Nítorí pé àwọn Júù ń béèrè ààmì, àwọn Helleni sí ń ṣàfẹ́rí ọgbọ́n, 23 ṣùgbọ́n àwa ń wàásù Kristi ti a kàn mọ́ àgbélébùú, òkúta ìkọ̀sẹ̀ àwọn Júù àti òmùgọ̀ fún àwọn kèfèrí. 24 Ṣùgbọ́n sí àwọn tí Ọlọ́run tí pè, àti àwọn Júù àti àwọn Giriki, Kristi ni agbára Ọlọ́run, àti ọgbọ́n Ọlọ́run. 25 Nítorí pé òmùgọ̀ Ọlọ́run jù ọgbọ́n ènìyàn lọ; àti aláìlera Ọlọ́run ni agbára jù ìlera ènìyàn lọ.

26 Ará, ẹ kíyèsi ohun tí ẹ jẹ́ nígbà tí a pè yín. Kì í ṣe ọ̀pọ̀ yín jẹ ọlọ́gbọ́n nípa àgbékalẹ̀ ti ènìyàn, tàbí ọ̀pọ̀ nínú yín jẹ́ ènìyàn pàtàkì, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni kì í ṣe ọ̀pọ̀ nínú yín jẹ́ ọlọ́lá nípa ibi tí a gbé bí i. 27 Ṣùgbọ́n Ọlọ́run tí yàn àwọn òmùgọ̀ ayé láti fi dààmú àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n; Ọlọ́run sì ti yàn àwọn ohun aláìlera ayé láti fi dààmú àwọn ohun tí ó ni agbára. 28 Àti àwọn ohun tí ayé tí kò ní ìyìn, àti àwọn ohun tí a kẹ́gàn, ni Ọlọ́run sì ti yàn, àní àwọn ohun tí kò sí, láti sọ àwọn ohun tí ó wà di asán. 29 Nítorí kí ó má ba à sí ẹnìkan tí yóò ṣògo níwájú rẹ̀. 30 Nítorí rẹ̀ ni ẹ̀yin ṣe wà nínú Kristi Jesu ẹni ti ó jásí ọgbọ́n fún wa láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run—èyí ń ni, òdodo, ìwà mímọ́ àti ìràpadà wa. 31 Nítorí náà, bí a ti kọ ọ́ pé, “Ẹni ti ó bá ń ṣògo kí ó máa ṣògo nínú Olúwa.”

The Message

1 Corinthians 1

11-2 I, Paul, have been called and sent by Jesus, the Messiah, according to God’s plan, along with my friend Sosthenes. I send this letter to you in God’s church at Corinth, believers cleaned up by Jesus and set apart for a God-filled life. I include in my greeting all who call out to Jesus, wherever they live. He’s their Master as well as ours!

May all the gifts and benefits that come from God our Father, and the Master, Jesus Christ, be yours.

4-6 Every time I think of you—and I think of you often!—I thank God for your lives of free and open access to God, given by Jesus. There’s no end to what has happened in you—it’s beyond speech, beyond knowledge. The evidence of Christ has been clearly verified in your lives.

7-9 Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you as you wait expectantly for our Master Jesus to arrive on the scene for the Finale. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track until things are all wrapped up by Jesus. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, shares with us the life of his Son and our Master Jesus. He will never give up on you. Never forget that.

The Cross: The Irony of God’s Wisdom

10 I have a serious concern to bring up with you, my friends, using the authority of Jesus, our Master. I’ll put it as urgently as I can: You must get along with each other. You must learn to be considerate of one another, cultivating a life in common.

11-12 I bring this up because some from Chloe’s family brought a most disturbing report to my attention—that you’re fighting among yourselves! I’ll tell you exactly what I was told: You’re all picking sides, going around saying, “I’m on Paul’s side,” or “I’m for Apollos,” or “Peter is my man,” or “I’m in the Messiah group.”

13-16 I ask you, “Has the Messiah been chopped up in little pieces so we can each have a relic all our own? Was Paul crucified for you? Was a single one of you baptized in Paul’s name?” I was not involved with any of your baptisms—except for Crispus and Gaius—and on getting this report, I’m sure glad I wasn’t. At least no one can go around saying he was baptized in my name. (Come to think of it, I also baptized Stephanas’s family, but as far as I can recall, that’s it.)

17 God didn’t send me out to collect a following for myself, but to preach the Message of what he has done, collecting a following for him. And he didn’t send me to do it with a lot of fancy rhetoric of my own, lest the powerful action at the center—Christ on the Cross—be trivialized into mere words.

18-21 The Message that points to Christ on the Cross seems like sheer silliness to those hellbent on destruction, but for those on the way of salvation it makes perfect sense. This is the way God works, and most powerfully as it turns out. It’s written,

I’ll turn conventional wisdom on its head,
I’ll expose so-called experts as crackpots.

So where can you find someone truly wise, truly educated, truly intelligent in this day and age? Hasn’t God exposed it all as pretentious nonsense? Since the world in all its fancy wisdom never had a clue when it came to knowing God, God in his wisdom took delight in using what the world considered dumb—preaching, of all things!—to bring those who trust him into the way of salvation.

22-25 While Jews clamor for miraculous demonstrations and Greeks go in for philosophical wisdom, we go right on proclaiming Christ, the Crucified. Jews treat this like an anti-miracle—and Greeks pass it off as absurd. But to us who are personally called by God himself—both Jews and Greeks—Christ is God’s ultimate miracle and wisdom all wrapped up in one. Human wisdom is so tinny, so impotent, next to the seeming absurdity of God. Human strength can’t begin to compete with God’s “weakness.”

26-31 Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”