1Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: 2Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 3Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 5For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. 8For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: 10Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us; 11Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
12For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 13For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end; 14As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
15And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit; 16And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea. 17When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay? 18But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. 19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. 20For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 21Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; 22Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. 23Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. 24Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
1Bulus, manzon Kiristi Yesu ta wurin nufin Allah, da kuma daga Timoti ɗan’uwanmu,
Zuwa ga ikkilisiyar Allah da take a Korint, tare da dukan tsarkaka a ko’ina a Akayya.
2Alheri da salama daga Allah Ubanmu da kuma Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi, su kasance tare da ku.
Allah na dukan ta’aziyya
3Yabo ya tabbata ga Allah, da Uban Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi, Uba mai tausayi, da kuma Allah na dukan ta’aziyya, 4wanda yakan yi mana ta’aziyya a cikin dukan wahalolinmu, domin mu kuma mu iya ta’azantar da waɗanda suke cikin kowace irin wahala, da ta’aziyyar da mu kanmu muka samu daga Allah. 5Gama kamar yadda wahalar Kiristi ta cika har tana zuba a cikin rayuwarmu, haka nan kuma ta wurin Kiristi ta’aziyyarmu ta cika har tana zuba. 6In muna shan wahala, ai, muna shanta domin ta’aziyyarku, da cetonku ne, in mun sami ta’aziyya, ai, mun same ta domin ta’aziyyarku ce, wadda take sa ku jure wa irin wahalan nan, da muke sha. 7Begen da muke da shi dominku kuwa, tabbatacce ne, domin mun san cewa kamar yadda kuke tarayya da mu a cikin wahalolinmu, haka kuma kuke tarayya da mu a cikin ta’aziyyarmu.
8’Yan’uwa, ba ma so ku zama da rashin sani, a kan wahalolin da muka sha a lardin Asiya. Mun sha wahaloli sosai, har abin ya fi ƙarfinmu, ya sa muka fid da tsammanin rayuwa. 9Ba shakka, a zuciyarmu mun ji kamar hukuncin kisa ne aka yi mana. Wannan kuwa ya faru ne domin kada mu dogara da kanmu, sai dai ga Allah, wanda yake tā da matattu. 10Shi ya cece mu daga irin wannan hatsari na mutuwa, zai kuwa cece mu. A kansa muka kafa bege cewa zai ci gaba da cetonmu, 11yayinda kuke taimakonmu ta wurin addu’o’inku. Mutane da yawa kuwa za su yi godiya ta dalilinmu, saboda albarkar da aka yi mana, ta amsa addu’o’i masu yawa.
Canja shirye-shiryen Bulus
12Wannan shi ne taƙamarmu. Lamirinmu yana ba da shaida cewa mun yi zamanmu a duniya, musamman a dangantakarmu da ku cikin tsarki, tsakani da Allah. Mun yi haka ta wurin bishewar alherin Allah, ba bisa ga hikimar duniya ba. 13Gama ba mu rubuta muku abin da ba za ku iya karatu ko ku kāsa fahimta ba. Ina kuma fata cewa, 14kamar yadda kuka ɗan fahimce mu, za ku kai ga cikakkiyar fahimta cewa za ku iya yin taƙama da mu, kamar yadda mu ma za mu yi taƙama da ku a ranar da Ubangiji Yesu zai dawo.
15Saboda na amince da haka, shi ya sa na so zuwa wurinku da fari, domin ku sami albarka riɓi biyu. 16Na yi shiri in ziyarce ku a kan hanyata zuwa Makidoniya, in kuma sāke dawo wurinku a kan hanyata daga Makidoniya, sa’an nan ku yi mini rakiya a hanyata zuwa Yahudiya. 17Kuna gani na yi wannan shirin ba da sanin abin da nake yi ba ne? Ko kuwa, kuna gani na yi shirin nan da halin mutuntaka ne, don in ce, “I” in koma in ce, “A’a”?
18Kamar dai yadda ba shakka Allah yake mai aminci, haka ma maganar da muka yi muku, ba “I” da kuma “A’a” ba ce. 19Gama Ɗan Allah, Yesu Kiristi, wanda ni da Sila da Timoti muka yi muku wa’azinsa, ai, ba “I” da “A’a” ba ne, amma a cikin Kiristi, “I” ne kullum. 20Domin dukan alkawaran Allah cikarsu a gare shi suke, ta wurinsa ne kuma muke faɗar “Amin”, domin a ɗaukaka Allah. 21Allah ne fa yake sa mu da ku mu tsaya daram cikin Kiristi. Shi ne ya shafe mu, 22ya buga mana hatiminsa a kan mu nasa ne, ya kuma sa mana Ruhunsa a cikin zukatanmu, domin yă tabbatar da abin da yake zuwa nan gaba.
23Labudda, Allah shi ne shaidata cewa don kada in ƙara muku wahala ne ya sa ban koma Korint ba. 24Ba nuna muku iko a kan bangaskiyarku muke yi ba, sai dai muna aiki tare da ku ne saboda farin cikinku, domin bisa ga bangaskiya ce kuke tsaye da ƙarfi.