1But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 2For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? 3And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. 4For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you. 5But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. 6Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. 7So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. 8Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. 9For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things. 10To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ; 11Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 12Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord, 13I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia. 14Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 15For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 16To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
1Saboda haka na yanke shawara ba zan sāke kawo muku ziyara ta ɓacin rai ba. 2Gama in na sa ku baƙin ciki, wa ya rage yă faranta mini zuciya, in ba ku waɗanda na sa baƙin cikin ba? 3Na rubuta yadda na yi ne saboda sa’ad da na iso kada waɗanda ya kamata su faranta mini rai, su sa ni baƙin ciki. Na amince da ku duka a kan farin cikina naku ne ku duka. 4Gama na rubuta muku ne cikin baƙin ciki mai yawa da ɓacin zuciya har ma da hawaye mai yawa, ba don in sa ku baƙin ciki ba ne, a’a, sai dai domin in nuna muku zurfin ƙaunar da nake yi muku.
Gafara don mai zunubi
5In wani ya jawo baƙin ciki, ba ni kaɗai ya jawo wa ba, amma a wani fanni, sai in ce dukanku ne ya jawo wa, ba na faɗa haka don in matsa muku lamba ba ne. 6Irin wannan mutum, horon da yawancin mutane suka yi masa ya isa haka. 7Yanzu fa, a maimako, gara ku yafe masa, ku kuma ta’azantar da shi, don kada baƙin ciki mai yawa yă sha kansa. 8Saboda haka, ina roƙonku, ku sāke nuna masa ƙaunarku. 9Abin da ya sa na rubuta muku shi ne don in ga ko za ku jimre da gwajin nan, kuna kuma yin biyayya ta kowace hanya. 10In kuka gafarta wa wani, ni ma na gafarta masa. Abin da na gafarta kuwa, in har ma da abin gafartawa, saboda ku ne na gafarta masa, albarkacin Kiristi, 11don kada Shaiɗan yă rinjaye mu. Da yake muna sane da dabarunsa.
Masu hidimar sabon alkawari
12To, sa’ad da na tafi Toruwas don in yi wa’azin bisharar Kiristi, ko da yake na tarar cewa Ubangiji ya buɗe mini ƙofa, 13duk da haka, ban sami salama a zuciyata ba domin ban sami ɗan’uwana Titus a can ba. Sai na yi bankwana da su na wuce zuwa Makidoniya.
14Amma godiya ga Allah, wanda kullum yake bi da mu da nasara cikin Kiristi, kuma ta wurinmu, yana baza ƙanshin nan na sanin Kiristi a ko’ina. 15Don kuwa, a wurin Allah mu ƙanshin Kiristi ne cikin waɗanda ake ceto, da kuma waɗanda suke hanyar hallaka. 16Ga wani, mu warin mutuwa ne, amma ga wani kuwa, mu ƙanshin rai ne. Wa ya isa yă yi irin wannan aikin? 17Ba ma tallar maganar Allah don riba yadda waɗansu mutane da yawa suke yi. A maimakon haka, muna magana cikin Kiristi a gaban Allah da gaskiya, kamar mutanen da aka aika daga Allah.