Nkwa Asem

Korintofo II 10

Paulo yi ne ho ano

1Me, Paulo a, sɛ mewɔ mo nkyɛn a meyɛ mmerɛw na sɛ minni mo nkyɛn nso a me koko yɛ duru ma mo no, na mitu saa fo yi. Mesrɛ me Kristo a ɔyɛ ɔyamyefo no din mu sɛ: Sɛ meba hɔ a, monnhyɛ me mma menkasakasa mo anim. Minim yiye sɛ me bo betumi ayɛ duru wɔ nnipa a wɔka se wiase adwene na yɛde di dwuma no no so. Ɛyɛ nokware sɛ, yɛte wiase nanso yennyina wiasesɛm so wɔ yɛn ko mu. Akode a yɛde ko no mfi wiase. Ɛyɛ Onyankopɔn akode a ano yɛ den a yebetumi de asɛe atamfo mpampin a wɔabobɔ. Yɛsɛe akyinnyehunu. Yɛsɛe akwansiwde biara a etia Onyankopɔn ho nimdeɛ no. Yɛto adwene biara nnareka ma wɔtie Kristo. Sɛ mo setie wie pɛyɛ na mosan yɛ asoɔden ɔkwan biara so a, yɛbɛtwe mo aso.

Sɛnea nneɛma te no ara na muhu. Obi wɔ hɔ a ɔkari ne ho ka se, ɔyɛ Kristo de? Onii no nkari ne ho bio nhwɛ efisɛ, yɛn nso yɛyɛ Kristo de sɛnea ɔno nso yɛ ne de no. Ɛnyɛ me aniwu sɛ aba sɛ mede tumi a Awurade de ama me sɛ memfa nhwɛ mo na munnyin na memmfa nnsɛe mo no bɛhoahoa me ho. Mempɛ sɛ mudwen sɛ mede me nkrataa a mekyerɛw mo no rehunahuna mo.

10 Obi bɛka se, “Paulo nkrataa mu nsɛm no yɛ yaw nanso sɛ ɔba yɛn nkyɛn nso a, ɔyɛ bɔkɔɔ na ne nsɛm nso nka hwee!” 11 Ɛsɛ sɛ saa onipa no te ne ho ase sɛ, nsonoe biara nna nsɛm a ɛwɔ yɛn nkrataa a yɛkyerɛw bere a yenni mo nkyɛɛ no, ne nea sɛ yɛwɔ mo nkyɛn a, yɛyɛ no mu.

12 Ɛyɛ nokware, yerentumi mfa yɛn ho ntoto wɔn a wɔfa wɔn ho sɛ wɔn asetena korɔn no ho. Saa nnipa no yɛ nkwaseafo! Wɔnam wɔn ho a wɔde wɔn ho toto wɔn ho wɔn ho no so bu wɔn ho atɛn.

13 Yɛn de, yɛn ahohoahoa no ntra beae bi. Yɛn ahohoahoa no ntra dwuma a Onyankopɔn atu yɛn sɛ yɛnyɛ a mo mu adwumayɛ ka ho no. 14 Esiane sɛ mowɔ saa tebea no mu nti, yɛbaa mo nkyɛn bɛkaa Asɛmpa a ɛfa Kristo ho no a, yɛantra. 15 Eyi nti yɛmfa adwuma a nkurɔfo ayɛ atra Onyankopɔn beae a wahyɛ so no nhoahoa yɛn ho. Nea yɛrepɛ ne sɛ mo gyidi ase betim na ɛnam so ama yɛatumi ayɛ mo mu adwuma a yɛntra beae a Onyankopɔn ahyɛ no.

16 Na yɛnam so atumi aka Asɛmpa wɔ aman foforo so a yɛremfa adwuma a obi nim yɛ a ɔfoforo ayɛ no nhoahoa yɛn ho.

17 Kyerɛwsɛm no ka se, “Obiara a ɔpɛ sɛ ɔhoahoa ne ho no nhoahoa no wɔ ade a Awurade ayɛ mu.” 18 Efisɛ, ɛnyɛ ka a onipa bɛka ne ho asɛm pa no na ɛma Onyankopɔn gye no to mu na mmom onipa a Onyankopɔn no ara bɛka ne ho asɛm pa no na ogye no to mu.

New International Version

2 Corinthians 10

Paul’s Defense of His Ministry

1By the humility and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you—I, Paul, who am “timid” when face to face with you, but “bold” toward you when away! I beg you that when I come I may not have to be as bold as I expect to be toward some people who think that we live by the standards of this world. For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.

You are judging by appearances.[a] If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do. So even if I boast somewhat freely about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down, I will not be ashamed of it. I do not want to seem to be trying to frighten you with my letters. 10 For some say, “His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing.” 11 Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present.

12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. 13 We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you. 14 We are not going too far in our boasting, as would be the case if we had not come to you, for we did get as far as you with the gospel of Christ. 15 Neither do we go beyond our limits by boasting of work done by others. Our hope is that, as your faith continues to grow, our sphere of activity among you will greatly expand, 16 so that we can preach the gospel in the regions beyond you. For we do not want to boast about work already done in someone else’s territory. 17 But, “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”[b] 18 For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.

Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 10:7 Or Look at the obvious facts
  2. 2 Corinthians 10:17 Jer. 9:24