1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Christ Jesus just as God planned. Timothy our brother joins me in writing.
We are sending this letter to you, the members of God’s church in Corinth. It is also for all God’s holy people everywhere in Achaia.
2May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Praise to the God Who Gives Comfort
3Give praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! He is the Father who gives tender love. All comfort comes from him. 4He comforts us in all our troubles. Now we can comfort others when they are in trouble. We ourselves receive comfort from God. 5We share very much in the sufferings of Christ. So we also share very much in his comfort. 6If we are having trouble, it is so that you will be comforted and renewed. If we are comforted, it is so that you will be comforted. Then you will be able to put up with the same suffering we have gone through. 7Our hope for you remains firm. We know that you suffer just as we do. In the same way, God comforts you just as he comforts us.
8Brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the hard times we had in Asia Minor. We were having a lot of trouble. It was far more than we could stand. We even thought we were going to die. 9In fact, we felt as if we were under the sentence of death. But that happened so that we would not depend on ourselves but on God. He raises the dead to life. 10God has saved us from deadly dangers. And he will continue to do it. We have put our hope in him. He will continue to save us. 11You must help us by praying for us. Then many people will give thanks because of what will happen to us. They will thank God for his kindness to us in answer to the prayers of many.
Paul Changes His Plans
12Here is what we take pride in. Our sense of what is right and wrong tells us how we have acted. We have lived with honor and godly honesty. We have depended on God’s grace and not on the world’s wisdom. We lived that way most of all when we were dealing with you. 13We are writing only what you can read and understand. And here is what I hope. 14Up to this point you have understood some of the things we have said. But now here is what I hope for when the Lord Jesus returns. I hope that your pride in us will be the same as our pride in you. When this happens, you will understand us completely.
15Because I was sure of this, I wanted to visit you first. Here is how I thought you would be helped twice. 16I planned to visit you on my way to Macedonia. I would have come back to you from there. Then you would have sent me on my way to Judea. 17When I planned all this, was I ready to change my mind for no good reason? No. I don’t make my plans the way the world makes theirs. In the same breath the world says both, “Yes! Yes!” and “No! No!”
18But just as sure as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19Silas, Timothy and I preached to you about the Son of God, Jesus Christ. Our message did not say “Yes” and “No” at the same time. The message of Christ has always been “Yes.” 20God has made a great many promises. They are all “Yes” because of what Christ has done. So through Christ we say “Amen.” We want God to receive glory. 21He makes both us and you remain strong in the faith because we belong to Christ. He anointed us. 22He put his Spirit in our hearts and marked us as his own. We can now be sure that he will give us everything he promised us.
23I call God to be my witness. May he take my life if I’m lying. I wanted to spare you, so I didn’t return to Corinth. 24Your faith is not under our control. You remain strong in your own faith. But we work together with you for your joy.
1Taita Dios munashpa, Jesucristomanta huillagrichun mingashca Pablomi cani. Caitaca, huauqui Timoteondijmi, Corintopi Diospaj tandanacushca crijcunamanpish, tucui Acaya llajtapi Diospajlla causaj crijcunamanpish quillcani:
2Ñucanchij Yaya Diospish, Apunchij Jesucristopish cancunamanca, jatun cʼuyaita, sumaj causaita cushca cachun.
Ima llaquipipish Diosmi cushichin
3Apunchij Jesucristopaj Yaya Diostaca, ‘Allimari cangui’ nishunchigri. Paica, ñucanchijta jatunta llaquij Yayami, tucui imapipish cushichij Taita Diosmi. 4Ñucanchij ima llaquipi cajpipish, Paimi cushichin. Shujtajcuna ima llaquipi cajpipish, ñucanchijta Pai cushichishca shinallataj cushichichunmi, ñucanchijtaca chashna cushichin. 5Jatun llaquicunata Cristo apashca shinallatajmi, ñucanchijpish jatun llaquicunata apacunchij. Chashnallataj Cristollamantatajmi yallitaj cushicunchij. 6Cancuna cushicuchun, quishpirichun nishpallami ima llaqui shamujpipish, chai llaquitaca apacunchijlla. Shinallataj Taita Dios ñucanchijta cushichishpapish, cancuna cushicuchun, quishpirichunllatajmi cushichin. Chashna rurajpimi, cancunapish ñucanchij shinallataj, ima llaquitapish apai tucunguichij. 7Cancunapish ñucanchij shinallataj llaquicunata apashcamantaca, ñucanchijta shinallataj cushichingami. Chaitaca, allimi yachanchij.
8Huauqui, panicuna, cancunamanca Asia llajtapi jatun llaquicuna ñucanchijta japishcatami parlashun ninchij. Chai llaquica, mana apai tucuipaj yallitaj sinchi cajpimi, ‘Ña mana ashtahuan causashunchu’ yuyarcanchij. 9Chaimantami ñucanchijca, ‘Ñami huañunchij’ yuyarcanchij. Ñucanchijllataj imatapish rurai tucushcata ama yuyachun, ashtahuanpish huañushcacunata causachij Taita Diospi shunguta churachunmi, chashnaca tucurca. 10Diosmi ñucanchijtaca, huañuna jatun llaquimanta quishpichirca, cunanpish quishpichicunmi. ‘Cutinpish quishpichingami’ nishpa, Pai huaquichina yuyaillami purinchij. 11Cancunaca, ñucanchijmanta Diosta mañapaichijlla. Achcacuna ñucanchijmanta mañajpimi, imatapish allicunata Taita Dios ñucanchijman cujpica, achcacunallataj Paitaca pagui ningacuna.
Pabloca Corintoman rinatami shujtaj punllapaj saquishca
12Cai pachapica, ñucanchijca maipipish Taita Diospajlla alli causashcata, ashtahuanca cancunapaj ñaupajpi chashna causashcata ñucanchij shungu yuyachijpimi, jatunta cushicunchij. Mana ñucanchijllataj yachaj cashcamantachu, ashtahuanpish mana cʼuyaipajta Taita Dios cʼuyashcallamantamari, chashna alli causacunchij. 13Cancunaman ñucanchij quillcashpaca, cancuna ricushpa entendinallatami nircanchij. Chaicunataca, tucuita alli yachashpa catishpami, alli canguichijman. 14Apunchij Jesús shamui punllapica, ñucanchijmantami cushicunguichij. Ñucanchijpish cancunamantami cushicushun. Ñucanchij chashna nishcataca, ñami ashata entendishcanguichij.
15Chaimantami ñucaca, cancunataraj ricugrisha nicurcani. Cai cutihuanca, ishqui cutinmi cancunapaj allipaj ricuj shamusha nicurcani. 16Macedoniamanca, cancunapajtami risha. Chaimanta tigramushpapish, cancunapajtami tigrasha. Ñucataca cancunami, Judeaman cachana canguichij. 17Ñuca caita rurana tucushpaca, ¿nij tucushcallatachu yuyanguichij? ¿Mana cashpaca, ñuca quiquin yuyaillamanta rurana tucushpachu, ña «ari» nicun, ña «mana» nicun puricujta yuyanguichij?
18Taita Diosca, Pai nishcata pajtachij caj shinallataj, ñucanchijpish cancunaman nishcataca, «ari» nicun, «mana» nicun nishpa, mana purinchijchu. 19Diospaj Churi Jesucristomantami, ñucapish, Silvanopish, Timoteopish, cancunamanca huillarcanchij. Cristoca «ari» nicuj, «mana» nicuj, mana canchu. Paipica, «arillami» tiyan. 20Taita Diosca, Pai imallata rurasha nishcataca, Jesucristomantami «ari» nishca. Chaimantami paimanta, «Chashna cachun» nishpa, Diosta sumajyachinchij. 21Taita Diosmi ñucanchijtapish, cancunatapish Jesucristota alli catichun yachachicun. Paillatajmi ñucanchijmanca, paipaj Espirituta curca. 22Paillatajmi ñucanchijtaca, Paipajlla cachun, Paipaj Espirituta ñucanchij shungupi churarca.
23Cancunata mana llaquichisha nishpallami, Corintomanca manaraj shamurcani. ¡Chaitaca, ñuca shunguta rijsij Taita Diosllataj yachanmi! Paipaj ñaupajpimi, imata cashpapish nini. 24Cancunaca, ña sinchi crijcunami canguichij. Chaimanta, ‘Cashna chashnami catina canguichij’ nishpaca, mana mandanchijchu, ashtahuan cushicuchun nishpallami, chashna yuyachinchij.