1For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you: 2For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many. 3Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready: 4Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting. 5Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness. 6But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 9(As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. 10Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) 11Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God. 12For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; 13Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; 14And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. 15Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
1Babu wata bukata in rubuta muku game da hidiman nan ga tsarkaka. 2Gama na san aniyarku na yin taimako, ina kuma taƙama a kan wannan ga Makidoniyawa, ina faɗin musu cewa tun bara, ku da kuke a Akayya a shirye kuke ku bayar. Ƙoƙarinku kuwa ya zuga yawancinsu ga aiki. 3Amma ina aika ’yan’uwan nan don kada taƙamar da muke yi da ku, a kan wannan al’amari ta zama a banza, sai dai domin yă zama kuna nan a shirye, kamar yadda na faɗa za ku kasance. 4Gama in waɗansu mutanen Makidoniya sun zo tare da ni, suka tarar ba a shirye kuke ba, kunya ta ishe mu, balle fa ku, saboda amincewa da muke yi da ku. 5Saboda haka, na ga ya dace in roƙi ’yan’uwan nan su ziyarce ku kafin lokacin, su kuma gama shirye-shirye saboda bayarwa ta yardar ran da kuka yi alkawari. Ta haka bayarwar za tă zama a shirye, ta yardar rai ba ta dole ba.
Shukin yardar rai
6Ku tuna fa, duk wanda ya yi shuki kaɗan zai girbe kaɗan, kuma duk wanda ya yi shuki da yawa, zai girbe a yalwace. 7Ya kamata kowa yă bayar bisa ga abin da ya yi shawara a zuciyarsa, ba tare da jin nauyi ko don dole ba, gama Allah yana son mai bayarwa da daɗin rai. 8Allah kuwa yana da iko yă ba ku fiye da bukatarku, domin kullum ku wadata da kome ta kowace hanya, kuna ta bayarwa hannu sake, kowane irin kyakkyawan aiki. 9Kamar yadda yake a rubuce cewa,
“Ya ba gajiyayyu hannu sake,
ayyukansa na alheri madawwama ne.”9.9 Zab 112.9
10To, shi da yake ba mai shuka iri, yake kuma ba da abinci a ci, shi ne zai ba ku irin shukawa, yă riɓanya shi, yă kuma albarkaci ayyukanku na alheri da yawa. 11Za a wadatar da ku ta kowace hanya, domin ku riƙa bayarwa hannu sake a kowane lokaci. Ta wurinmu kuma bayarwarku hannu sake za tă zama sanadin godiya ga Allah.
12Wannan hidimar da kuke yi, ba bukatun mutanen Allah kaɗai take biya ba, amma tana cike da hanyoyin nuna godiya masu yawa ga Allah. 13Aikin nan naku na alheri tabbatar bangaskiyarku ne, za a kuwa ɗaukaka Allah saboda kun bayyana yarda, cewa kun yi na’am da bisharar Kiristi, saboda kuma gudummawa da kuka yi musu da saura duka, hannu sake. 14A cikin addu’arsu dominku kuwa, zukatansu za su koma gare ku, saboda mafificin alherin da Allah ya ba ku. 15Godiya ga Allah, saboda kyautarsa da ta wuce misali!