1Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 2But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. 8We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh. 12So then death worketh in us, but life in you. 13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Dukiya cikin tulunan yumɓu
1Saboda haka, da yake ta wurin jinƙan Allah ne muke da wannan hidima, ba za mu fid da zuciya ba. 2Ba ruwanmu da ɓoye-ɓoye na munafuncin da suke abubuwan kunya. Ba ruwanmu da ruɗu, ko yin ƙarya da kalmar Allah. Sai dai muna faɗin gaskiya a fili. Ta haka ne kowa zai yi shaidar gaskiyarmu a gaban Allah cikin zuciyarsa. 3Ko da bishararmu a rufe take, tana a rufe ne ga waɗanda suke hallaka. 4Allahn zamanin nan ya makanta hankulan marasa ba da gaskiya, yadda har ba za su iya ganin hasken bishara ta ɗaukakar Kiristi ba, wanda yake kamannin Allah. 5Gama ba wa’azin kanmu muke yi ba, sai dai na Yesu Kiristi, a kan shi ne Ubangiji, mu kuma bayinku saboda Yesu. 6Domin shi Allah wanda ya ce, “Bari haske yă haskaka daga duhu,”4.6 Far 1.3 ya sa haskensa ya haskaka a cikin zukatanmu, don yă ba mu hasken sanin ɗaukakar Allah a fuskar Kiristi.
7Amma muna da wannan dukiya a cikin tulunan yumɓu, don a nuna wannan mafificin ikon nan daga Allah ne, ba daga gare mu ba. 8A matse muke a kowane gefe, sai dai ba a gurgunta mu ba. An rikitar da mu, amma ba mu fid da zuciya ba. 9An tsananta mana, amma ba a yashe mu ba, an fyaɗe mu da ƙasa, amma ba a hallaka mu ba. 10Kullum muna ɗauke da mutuwar Yesu a jikinmu, domin ran Yesu yă bayyana a jikinmu. 11Muddin muna a raye, kullum zaman mutuwa muke yi saboda Yesu, don a bayyana ran Yesu ta wurin jikin nan namu mai mutuwa. 12Ta haka, mutuwa tana aiki a cikinmu, ku kuwa rai a cikinku.
13A rubuce yake cewa, “Na gaskata; saboda haka na yi magana.” Da wannan ruhun bangaskiya ne mu ma muka gaskata, saboda haka muke magana. 14Domin mun san cewa shi da ya tā da Ubangiji Yesu daga matattu, zai tashe mu mu ma tare da Kiristi, yă kuma miƙa mu a gabansa tare da ku. 15Duk wannan fa don amfaninku ne, domin alherin nan da yake bazuwa zuwa ga mutane masu yawa, yă zama dalilin godiya mai yawa ga ɗaukakar Allah.
16Saboda haka, ba mu fid da zuciya ba. Ko da yake a waje, jikinmu mai mutuwa yana lalacewa, amma can ciki, ana sabunta mu kowace rana. 17Don wannan ’yar wahalar tamu mai saurin wucewa, ita take tanadar mana madawwamiyar ɗaukaka mai yawa, fiye da kwatanci. 18Domin ba abubuwan da ido yake gani ne muke dubawa ba, sai dai marasa ganuwa. Gama abubuwan da ake gani masu saurin wucewa ne, marasa ganuwa kuwa, madawwama ne.