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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

Nkwa Asem

Korintofo II 1

Nkyia

1Efi Paulo a Onyankopɔn ayi no sɛ ɔyɛ Kristo Yesu somafo no ne Timoteo a ɔyɛ yɛn nuanom no baako a wɔde rekɔto Onyankopɔn asafo a ɛwɔ Korinto ne ahotefo a wɔwɔ Akaiaman mu no nyinaa anim no nkyɛn. Adom ne asomdwoe a efi yɛn Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.

Onyankopɔn boa yɛn

Momma yɛnna Onyankopɔn a ɔyɛ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo Agya no a ɔyɛ adom Agya na ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn a mmoa nyinaa fi no no ase. Ɔboa yɛn wɔ yɛn amane nyinaa mu na yɛnam mmoa a yɛn ankasa anya afi Onyankopɔn nkyɛn no so atumi aboa afoforo a wɔwɔ amane ahorow mu no. Sɛnea yɛwɔ Kristo amanehunu mu kyɛfa no, saa ara nso na yenya Kristo mmoa a ɛdɔɔso no. Sɛ yehu amane a, efi mo mmoa ne mo nkwagye nti. Sɛ wɔboa yɛn a, na mo nso wɔaboa mo ama mo ahoɔden a monam boasetɔ so betumi agyina amane a yehu na yetumi gyina ano no ano bi. Enti gyidi a yɛwɔ wɔ mo mu no nhinhim. Yenim sɛ, sɛnea mo ne yɛn hu amane no, saa ara nso na mmoa a yenya no, munya bi.

Anuanom, yɛpɛ sɛ yɛtwe mo adwene ba ɔhaw a ɛtoo yɛn wɔ Asia mantam mu no so. Amane a yɛfaa mu no so, na na emu yɛ duru enti yɛn asetena mu anidaso nyinaa yerae. Yɛtee nka sɛ wɔabu yɛn kumfɔ. Saa asɛm yi sii sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛremfa yɛn ho nto yɛn ankasa so na mmom, yɛde yɛn ho bɛto Onyankopɔn a ɔma awufo sɔre no so. 10 Wayi yɛn afi saa owu amanehunu yi mu na obegye yɛn. Ɔno na yɛde yɛn ani ato no so sɛ, sɛ mokɔ so bɔ mpae ma yɛn a, 11 obegye yɛn bio. Eyi kyerɛ sɛ, wobebua mpae dodow biara a mobɔ ma yɛn no na Onyankopɔn behyira yɛn, na dodow no ara ama wɔn nne so de ada no ase ama yɛn.

Paulo sesa ne nhyehyɛe

12 Nea yɛhoahoa yɛn ho wɔ mu ne sɛ: yɛn ahonim kyerɛ yɛn sɛ, yɛn asetena wɔ wiase ha, ne titiriw no, ayɔnkofa a ɛda yɛne mo ntam no, fi Onyankopɔn nokware turodoo a efi tumi a efi n’adom mu na emfi onipa nimdeɛ mu. 13 Nsɛm a mubetumi akenkan, ate ase nko na yɛkyerɛw de brɛ mo. Mewɔ anidaso sɛ, mobɛte biribiara a 14 monte ase yiye no ase daakye sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a da a Awurade Yesu bɛba no, mode yɛn bɛhoahoa mo ho na yɛn nso yɛde mo ahoahoa yɛn ho.

15 Na minim sɛ saa asɛm yi bɛba mu. Ɛno nti na mehyehyɛe sɛ mɛba abɛsra mo na moanya nhyira mpɛn abien. 16 Meyɛɛ m’adwene sɛ, sɛ merekɔ Makedonia a, mɛba mo nkyɛn, na meresan nso a, mafa mo hɔ bio na mabisa mmoa afi mo nkyɛn ansa na makɔ Yudea.

17 Midwen ho yiye na meyɛɛ saa nhyehyɛe yi anaa? Anaasɛ menam wiase kwan so na meyɛɛ saa nhyehyɛe no na matwa me ho aka se, “Yiw, Yiw,” ne “Dabi, Dabi,” wɔ bere koro no ara mu? 18 Sɛnea Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔnokwafo no, me bɔ a mehyɛɛ mo no nyɛ “Yiw” anaa “Dabi” asɛm.

19 Efisɛ, Yesu Kristo, Onyankopɔn Ba no a Silas ne Timoteo ne m’ankasa kaa ne ho asɛm kyerɛɛ mo no nyɛ “Yiw” ne “Dabi” Nyankopɔn Ba. Yesu yɛ “Yiw” ma Onyankopɔn 20 na ɔno na ɔyɛ “Yiw” ma Onyankopɔn bɔhyɛ nyinaa. Eyi nti na ɛnam Yesu Kristo so nti yɛka yɛn “Amen” de hyɛ Onyankopɔn anuonyam no. 21 Afei Onyankopɔn no ankasa na ɔma yɛne mo tumi gyina pintinn wɔ Kristo mu. Ɔno na ɔsraa yɛn 22 faa yɛn sɛ ne de, ɛnna ɔde ne Honhom Kronkron no hyɛɛ yɛn koma mu de sii nea ɔwɔ ma yɛn nyinaa so dua.

23 Mefrɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ m’adanse. Onim me koma mu. Sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a mubenya kwan agye mo ahome nti na mankɔ Korinto no. 24 Ɛnyɛ yɛn adwene ne sɛ yɛbɛhyɛ mo ama mo agye biribi adi, efisɛ mugyina pintinn wɔ gyidi mu. Na mmom, mo ahotɔ nti na yɛne mo yɛ adwuma.