1Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 3I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. 4Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. 5For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. 6Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; 7And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. 8For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. 9Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. 10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter. 12Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you. 13Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. 14For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth. 15And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him. 16I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.
1Da yake muna da waɗannan alkawura, ya ku ƙaunatattu, sai mu tsarkake kanmu daga kowane abu da yake ƙazantar da jiki, da ruhu, mu zama da cikakken tsarki, saboda bangirma ga Allah.
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2Ku saki zuciya da mu. Ba mu yi wa kowa laifi ba, ba mu ɓata kowa ba, ba mu cuci kowa ba. 3Ba na faɗin wannan don in sa muku laifi. Na riga na gaya muku yadda muke ƙaunarku ƙwarai cikin zukatanmu, har babu abin da zai iya raba ku da ƙaunarmu, ko a mutuwa ko a rayuwa. 4Na amince da ku gaya, ina kuma taƙama da ku ƙwarai. Na ƙarfafa sosai. Duk da wahalce wahalcenmu dai ina farin ciki ƙwarai da gaske.
5Gama sa’ad da muka zo Makidoniya, jikin nan namu bai sami hutu ba, sai ma aka matsa mana a ta kowane gefe, a waje ga rikici, a zukatanmu kuma ga tsoro. 6Amma Allah, wanda yakan yi wa masu ɓacin rai ta’aziyya ya yi mana ta’aziyya da zuwan Titus, 7ba ma don zuwansa kaɗai ba, har ma a game da ƙarfafa zuciyan nan da ya samu a wurinku. Ya gaya mana yadda kuke so ku gan ni sosai, da kuma yadda kuka yi baƙin ciki game da abin da ya faru, da niyyar da kuka yi na goyon bayana. Wannan ne ya sa na ji daɗi ƙwarai.
8Ko da na ɓata muku rai ta wurin wasiƙata, ba na baƙin ciki da haka. Ko da yake dā kam na yi baƙin ciki, don na lura wasiƙata ta ɓata muku rai, amma na ɗan lokaci ne kawai. 9Duk da haka, yanzu ina farin ciki, ba don na sa ku baƙin ciki ba, sai dai domin baƙin cikinku ya kai ku ga tuba. Gama kun yi baƙin ciki kamar yadda Allah ya so, saboda haka, ba ku yi hasarar kome a sanadinmu ba. 10Baƙin ciki irin na tsoron Allah yana kai ga tuban da yake kawo ceto, ba ya kuma kawo baƙin ciki, amma baƙin ciki irin na duniya yakan kawo mutuwa. 11Ku dubi abin da wannan baƙin ciki irin na tsoron Allah ya kawo muku mana, ya sa ku marmarin aikatawa, da nuna cewa kun yi kuskure, ya sa kuka yi fushi, kuka kuma ji tsoro, ya sa kuka sa zuciya, kuka kuma sa aniya, ya sa kuna a shirye ku ga an yi horon da ya dace. Game da wannan sha’ani kam, lalle ta kowace hanya kun nuna cewa ba ku da laifi. 12To, ko da yake na rubuta muku, ba musamman a kan wanda ya yi laifin ba ne, ba kuwa a kan wanda aka cutar ba, sai dai domin a bayyana muku a gaban Allah tsananin kula da kuke yi mana. 13Ta wurin wannan duka, muka sami ƙarfafawa.
Ban da ƙarfafawar da muka samu, mun ji daɗi ƙwarai saboda yadda muka ga farin cikin Titus, domin ruhunsa ya sami wartsakewa daga gare ku duka. 14Na yi taƙama da ku a wurinsa, ba ku kuwa ba ni kunya ba. Kamar dai yadda dukan abin da muka gaya muku gaskiya ne, haka ma taƙamarmu a kanku a gaban Titus ya zama gaskiya. 15Ƙaunar da yake yi muku ya ƙaru ƙwarai, duk sa’ad da yake tunawa da biyayyarku duka, da kuma irin yawan bangirman da kuka nuna masa lokacin da kuka karɓe shi. 16Ina farin ciki ne don na amince da ku ƙwarai da gaske.