New International Reader's Version

2 Corinthians 1:1-24

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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

2 Kọrinti 1:1-24

11.1: Ef 1.1; Kl 1.1; 2Kọ 1.19; Ap 16.1; 18.1.Paulu aposteli Jesu Kristi nípa ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run, àti Timotiu arákùnrin wá, sí ìjọ Ọlọ́run tí ó wà ní Kọrinti pẹ̀lú gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́ tí ó wà ní gbogbo Akaia:

21.2: Ro 1.7.Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ sí yín àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa, àti Jesu Kristi Olúwa.

Ọlọ́run gbogbo ìtùnú

31.3: Ef 1.3; 1Pt 1.3; Ro 15.5.Olùbùkún ni Ọlọ́run, àti Baba Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa, Baba ìyọ́nú, àti Ọlọ́run ìtùnú gbogbo; 41.4: 2Kọ 7.6-7,13.Ẹni tí ń tù wá nínú ni gbogbo ìdààmú wa, ki àwa pẹ̀lú lè máa tu àwọn tí ó wá nínú ìdààmú nínú, nípá ìtùnú náà ti a fi ń tú àwa fúnra wa nínú láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run wá. 5Nítorí pé bí àwa ti pín nínú ìjìyà Kristi, gẹ́gẹ́ bẹ́ẹ̀ nì ìtùnú wa dí púpọ̀ pẹ̀lú nípa Kristi. 6Ṣùgbọ́n bí a bá sì ń pọ́n wa lójú, ó jẹ́ fún ìtùnú àti ìgbàlà yín; tàbí bi a bá ń tù wá nínú, ó jẹ́ fún ìtùnú yín ti ń ṣiṣẹ́ sùúrù láti mú yin ní irú ìfaradà ìyà kan náà ti àwa pẹ̀lú ń jẹ́. 7Àti pé ìrètí wa nípa tiyín dúró ṣinṣin, àwa si mọ̀ pé, bí ẹ̀yin ti jẹ alábápín nínú ìyà wa, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ẹ̀yin ń pín nínú ìtùnú náà pẹ̀lú.

8Arákùnrin àti arábìnrin, àwa kò fẹ́ kí ẹ̀yin jẹ́ òpè nípa wàhálà tí ó dé bá wa ní agbègbè Asia, ní ti pé a pọ́n wa lójú gidigidi rékọjá agbára ìfaradà wa, tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí ìrètí kò tilẹ̀ sí fún ẹ̀mí wa mọ́. 9Nítòótọ́, nínú ọkàn wa a tilẹ̀ ní ìmọ̀lára wí pé a tí gba ìdálẹ́bi ikú, ṣùgbọ́n èyí farahàn láti má mú wa gbẹ́kẹ̀lé ara wa bí kò ṣe Ọlọ́run tí ń jí òkú dìde: 10Ẹni tí ó gbà wá kúrò nínú irú ikú tí ó tóbi bẹ́ẹ̀, yóò sí tún gbà wá; òun ní àwa gbẹ́kẹ̀lé pé yóò sí máa gbà wá síbẹ̀síbẹ̀, 11bí ẹ̀yin pẹ̀lú ti ń fi àdúrà yín ràn wá lọ́wọ́. Àti pé ọ̀pọ̀ ènìyàn ni yóò dúpẹ́ nítorí wa fún oore-ọ̀fẹ́ ojúrere tí a rí gbà nípa ìdáhùn sí àdúrà ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ènìyàn.

Paulu yí ìpinnu rẹ̀ padà

12Nítorí èyí ní ìṣògo wá, ẹ̀rí láti inú ọkàn wa pẹ̀lú si jẹ́rìí wí pé àwa ń gbé ìgbésí ayé tí ó ní ìtumọ̀ pàápàá jùlọ nínú ìbágbépọ̀ wa pẹ̀lú yín, nínú ìwà mímọ́ àti òtítọ́ láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run wá. Kì í ṣe nípa ọgbọ́n ti ara ni àwa ń ṣe èyí bí kò ṣe nípa oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Ọlọ́run. 13Nítorí pé àwa kò kọ̀wé ohun tí eyín kò lè kà àti ni mòye rẹ̀ sí yín. Mo sì tún ní ìrètí wí pé. 14Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹ̀yin pẹ̀lú ti ní ìmọ̀ nípa wa ní apá kan, bákan náà ni ẹ ó ní ìmọ̀ lẹ́kùnrẹ́rẹ́ tí ẹ ó sì fi wá yangàn, bí àwa pẹ̀lú yóò ṣe fi yín yangàn ní ọjọ́ Jesu Olúwa.

15Nítorí mo ní ìdánilójú yìí wí pé, mo pinnu láti kọ́kọ́ bẹ̀ yín wò kí ẹ lè jẹ àǹfààní ìgbà méjì. 161.16: Ap 19.21.Mo pinnu láti bẹ̀ yín wò ní ìrìnàjò mi sí Makedonia àti láti tún bẹ̀ yín wò nígbà tí mo bá ń padà bọ̀ láti Makedonia àti wí pé kí ẹ̀yin kí ó lè rán mi láti ọ̀dọ̀ yín ní ìrìnàjò mi sí Judea. 17Nítorí náà nígbà tí èmi ń gbèrò bẹ́ẹ̀, èmi ha ṣiyèméjì bí? Tàbí àwọn ohun tí mo pinnu, mo ha pinnu wọn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ti ará bí, pé kí ó jẹ́ “Bẹ́ẹ̀ ní, bẹ́ẹ̀ ní” àti “Bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́, bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́”?

18Ṣùgbọ́n bí Ọlọ́run tí jẹ́ olóòtítọ́, ọ̀rọ̀ wa fún yín kí í ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ ni àti bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́. 191.19: 1Tẹ 1.1; Ap 15.22.Nítorí pé Jesu Kristi, Ọmọ Ọlọ́run, ẹni tí a tí wàásù rẹ̀ láàrín yín nípasẹ̀ èmí àti Silfanu àti Timotiu, kì í ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ ni bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́, ṣùgbọ́n nínú rẹ̀ ni bẹ́ẹ̀ ní. 201.20: 1Kọ 14.16; If 3.14.Nítorí tí gbogbo ìlérí Ọlọ́run dí bẹ́ẹ̀ ni nínú Kristi. Nítorí ìdí èyí ní a ṣe ń wí pé “Àmín” nípasẹ̀ rẹ̀ sí ògo Ọlọ́run. 21Ǹjẹ́ nísinsin yìí, Ọlọ́run ni ó fi ẹsẹ̀ wa múlẹ̀ pẹ̀lú yín nínú Kristi, Òun ni ó ti fi ààmì òróró yàn wá, 22ó sì fi èdìdì rẹ̀ dì wá pẹ̀lú, ó sì tí fi Ẹ̀mí rẹ́ sí wa ní ọkàn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹ̀rí ìdánilójú ohun tí ó ń bọ̀.

23Mo sì pe Ọlọ́run ṣe ẹlẹ́rìí ọkàn mi pé nítorí àti dá yín sí ní èmi kò ṣe padà sí Kọrinti. 24Kì í ṣe nítorí tí àwa jẹ gàba lórí ìgbàgbọ́ yín: ṣùgbọ́n àwa ń ṣiṣẹ́ pọ̀ pẹ̀lú yín fún ayọ̀ yín nítorí nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni ẹ̀yin dúró ṣinṣin.