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2 Corinthians 1

1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the church of God in Corinth, together with all his holy people throughout Achaia:

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise to the God of All Comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,[a] about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt we had received the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, 11 as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Paul’s Change of Plans

12 Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity[b] and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace. 13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, 14 as you have understood us in part, you will come to understand fully that you can boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of the Lord Jesus.

15 Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. 16 I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to have you send me on my way to Judea. 17 Was I fickle when I intended to do this? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say both “Yes, yes” and “No, no”?

18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not “Yes” and “No.” 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me and Silas[c] and Timothy—was not “Yes” and “No,” but in him it has always been “Yes.” 20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

23 I call God as my witness—and I stake my life on it—that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:8 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 8:1; 13:11.
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:12 Many manuscripts holiness
  3. 2 Corinthians 1:19 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas

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2 Kọrinti 1

1Paulu aposteli Jesu Kristi nípa ìfẹ́ Ọlọ́run, àti Timotiu arákùnrin wá, sí ìjọ Ọlọ́run tí ó wà ní Kọrinti pẹ̀lú gbogbo àwọn ènìyàn mímọ́ tí ó wà ní gbogbo Akaia:

Oore-ọ̀fẹ́ sí yín àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba wa, àti Jesu Kristi Olúwa.

Ọlọ́run gbogbo ìtùnú

Olùbùkún ni Ọlọ́run, àti Baba Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa, Baba ìyọ́nú, àti Ọlọ́run ìtùnú gbogbo; Ẹni tí ń tù wá nínú ni gbogbo ìdààmú wa, ki àwa pẹ̀lú lè máa tu àwọn tí ó wá nínú ìdààmú nínú, nípá ìtùnú náà ti a fi ń tú àwa fúnra wa nínú láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run wá. Nítorí pé bí àwa ti pín nínú ìjìyà Kristi, gẹ́gẹ́ bẹ́ẹ̀ nì ìtùnú wa dí púpọ̀ pẹ̀lú nípa Kristi. Ṣùgbọ́n bí a bá sì ń pọ́n wa lójú, ó jẹ́ fún ìtùnú àti ìgbàlà yín; tàbí bi a bá ń tù wá nínú, ó jẹ́ fún ìtùnú yín ti ń ṣiṣẹ́ sùúrù láti mú yin ní irú ìfaradà ìyà kan náà ti àwa pẹ̀lú ń jẹ́. Àti pé ìrètí wa nípa tiyín dúró ṣinṣin, àwa si mọ̀ pé, bí ẹ̀yin ti jẹ alábápín nínú ìyà wa, bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ẹ̀yin ń pín nínú ìtùnú náà pẹ̀lú.

Arákùnrin àti arábìnrin, àwa kò fẹ́ kí ẹ̀yin jẹ́ òpè nípa wàhálà tí ó dé bá wa ní agbègbè Asia, ní ti pé a pọ́n wa lójú gidigidi rékọjá agbára ìfaradà wa, tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí ìrètí kò tilẹ̀ sí fún ẹ̀mí wa mọ́. Nítòótọ́, nínú ọkàn wa a tilẹ̀ ní ìmọ̀lára wí pé a tí gba ìdálẹ́bi ikú, ṣùgbọ́n èyí farahàn láti má mú wa gbẹ́kẹ̀lé ara wa bí kò ṣe Ọlọ́run tí ń jí òkú dìde: 10 Ẹni tí ó gbà wá kúrò nínú irú ikú tí ó tóbi bẹ́ẹ̀, yóò sí tún gbà wá; òun ní àwa gbẹ́kẹ̀lé pé yóò sí máa gbà wá síbẹ̀síbẹ̀, 11 bí ẹ̀yin pẹ̀lú ti ń fi àdúrà yín ràn wá lọ́wọ́. Àti pé ọ̀pọ̀ ènìyàn ni yóò dúpẹ́ nítorí wa fún oore-ọ̀fẹ́ ojúrere tí a rí gbà nípa ìdáhùn sí àdúrà ọ̀pọ̀lọpọ̀ ènìyàn.

Paulu yí ìpinnu rẹ̀ padà

12 Nítorí èyí ní ìṣògo wá, ẹ̀rí láti inú ọkàn wa pẹ̀lú si jẹ́rìí wí pé àwa ń gbé ìgbésí ayé tí ó ní ìtumọ̀ pàápàá jùlọ nínú ìbágbépọ̀ wa pẹ̀lú yín, nínú ìwà mímọ́ àti òtítọ́ láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run wá. Kì í ṣe nípa ọgbọ́n ti ara ni àwa ń ṣe èyí bí kò ṣe nípa oore-ọ̀fẹ́ Ọlọ́run. 13 Nítorí pé àwa kò kọ̀wé ohun tí eyín kò lè kà àti ni mòye rẹ̀ sí yín. Mo sì tún ní ìrètí wí pé. 14 Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹ̀yin pẹ̀lú ti ní ìmọ̀ nípa wa ní apá kan, bákan náà ni ẹ ó ní ìmọ̀ lẹ́kùnrẹ́rẹ́ tí ẹ ó sì fi wá yangàn, bí àwa pẹ̀lú yóò ṣe fi yín yangàn ní ọjọ́ Jesu Olúwa.

15 Nítorí mo ní ìdánilójú yìí wí pé, mo pinnu láti kọ́kọ́ bẹ̀ yín wò kí ẹ lè jẹ àǹfààní ìgbà méjì. 16 Mo pinnu láti bẹ̀ yín wò ní ìrìnàjò mi sí Makedonia àti láti tún bẹ̀ yín wò nígbà tí mo bá ń padà bọ̀ láti Makedonia àti wí pé kí ẹ̀yin kí ó lè rán mi láti ọ̀dọ̀ yín ní ìrìnàjò mi sí Judea. 17 Nítorí náà nígbà tí èmi ń gbèrò bẹ́ẹ̀, èmi ha ṣiyèméjì bí? Tàbí àwọn ohun tí mo pinnu, mo ha pinnu wọn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ti ará bí, pé kí ó jẹ́ “Bẹ́ẹ̀ ní, bẹ́ẹ̀ ní” àti “Bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́, bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́”?

18 Ṣùgbọ́n bí Ọlọ́run tí jẹ́ olóòtítọ́, ọ̀rọ̀ wa fún yín kí í ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ ni àti bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́. 19 Nítorí pé Jesu Kristi, Ọmọ Ọlọ́run, ẹni tí a tí wàásù rẹ̀ láàrín yín nípasẹ̀ èmí àti Silfanu àti Timotiu, kì í ṣe bẹ́ẹ̀ ni bẹ́ẹ̀ kọ́, ṣùgbọ́n nínú rẹ̀ ni bẹ́ẹ̀ ní. 20 Nítorí tí gbogbo ìlérí Ọlọ́run dí bẹ́ẹ̀ ni nínú Kristi. Nítorí ìdí èyí ní a ṣe ń wí pé “Àmín” nípasẹ̀ rẹ̀ sí ògo Ọlọ́run. 21 Ǹjẹ́ nísinsin yìí, Ọlọ́run ni ó fi ẹsẹ̀ wa múlẹ̀ pẹ̀lú yín nínú Kristi, Òun ni ó ti fi ààmì òróró yàn wá, 22 ó sì fi èdìdì rẹ̀ dì wá pẹ̀lú, ó sì tí fi Ẹ̀mí rẹ́ sí wa ní ọkàn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹ̀rí ìdánilójú ohun tí ó ń bọ̀.

23 Mo sì pe Ọlọ́run ṣe ẹlẹ́rìí ọkàn mi pé nítorí àti dá yín sí ní èmi kò ṣe padà sí Kọrinti. 24 Kì í ṣe nítorí tí àwa jẹ gàba lórí ìgbàgbọ́ yín: ṣùgbọ́n àwa ń ṣiṣẹ́ pọ̀ pẹ̀lú yín fún ayọ̀ yín nítorí nípa ìgbàgbọ́ ni ẹ̀yin dúró ṣinṣin.