New International Version – UK

2 Corinthians 1:1-24

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:

2Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Praise to the God of all comfort

3Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6If 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. 7And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

8We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters,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. 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. 9Indeed, 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. 10He 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, 11as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favour granted us in answer to the prayers of many.

Paul’s change of plans

12Now this is our boast: our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, with integrity1:12 Many manuscripts holiness and godly sincerity. We have done so, relying not on worldly wisdom but on God’s grace. 13For we do not write to you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that, 14as 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.

15Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice. 16I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come back to you from Macedonia, and then to let you send me on my way to Judea. 17Was 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’?

18But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. 19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us – by me, Silas1:19 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas and Timothy – was not ‘Yes’ and ‘No’, but in him it has always been ‘Yes’. 20For 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. 21Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

23I 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. 24Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.

Hausa Contemporary Bible

2 Korintiyawa 1:1-24

1Bulus, manzon Kiristi Yesu ta wurin nufin Allah, da kuma daga Timoti ɗan’uwanmu,

Zuwa ga ikkilisiyar Allah da take a Korint, tare da dukan tsarkaka a ko’ina a Akayya.

2Alheri da salama daga Allah Ubanmu da kuma Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi, su kasance tare da ku.

Allah na dukan ta’aziyya

3Yabo ya tabbata ga Allah, da Uban Ubangijinmu Yesu Kiristi, Uba mai tausayi, da kuma Allah na dukan ta’aziyya, 4wanda yakan yi mana ta’aziyya a cikin dukan wahalolinmu, domin mu kuma mu iya ta’azantar da waɗanda suke cikin kowace irin wahala, da ta’aziyyar da mu kanmu muka samu daga Allah. 5Gama kamar yadda wahalar Kiristi ta cika har tana zuba a cikin rayuwarmu, haka nan kuma ta wurin Kiristi ta’aziyyarmu ta cika har tana zuba. 6In muna shan wahala, ai, muna shanta domin ta’aziyyarku, da cetonku ne, in mun sami ta’aziyya, ai, mun same ta domin ta’aziyyarku ce, wadda take sa ku jure wa irin wahalan nan, da muke sha. 7Begen da muke da shi dominku kuwa, tabbatacce ne, domin mun san cewa kamar yadda kuke tarayya da mu a cikin wahalolinmu, haka kuma kuke tarayya da mu a cikin ta’aziyyarmu.

8’Yan’uwa, ba ma so ku zama da rashin sani, a kan wahalolin da muka sha a lardin Asiya. Mun sha wahaloli sosai, har abin ya fi ƙarfinmu, ya sa muka fid da tsammanin rayuwa. 9Ba shakka, a zuciyarmu mun ji kamar hukuncin kisa ne aka yi mana. Wannan kuwa ya faru ne domin kada mu dogara da kanmu, sai dai ga Allah, wanda yake tā da matattu. 10Shi ya cece mu daga irin wannan hatsari na mutuwa, zai kuwa cece mu. A kansa muka kafa bege cewa zai ci gaba da cetonmu, 11yayinda kuke taimakonmu ta wurin addu’o’inku. Mutane da yawa kuwa za su yi godiya ta dalilinmu, saboda albarkar da aka yi mana, ta amsa addu’o’i masu yawa.

Canja shirye-shiryen Bulus

12Wannan shi ne taƙamarmu. Lamirinmu yana ba da shaida cewa mun yi zamanmu a duniya, musamman a dangantakarmu da ku cikin tsarki, tsakani da Allah. Mun yi haka ta wurin bishewar alherin Allah, ba bisa ga hikimar duniya ba. 13Gama ba mu rubuta muku abin da ba za ku iya karatu ko ku kāsa fahimta ba. Ina kuma fata cewa, 14kamar yadda kuka ɗan fahimce mu, za ku kai ga cikakkiyar fahimta cewa za ku iya yin taƙama da mu, kamar yadda mu ma za mu yi taƙama da ku a ranar da Ubangiji Yesu zai dawo.

15Saboda na amince da haka, shi ya sa na so zuwa wurinku da fari, domin ku sami albarka riɓi biyu. 16Na yi shiri in ziyarce ku a kan hanyata zuwa Makidoniya, in kuma sāke dawo wurinku a kan hanyata daga Makidoniya, sa’an nan ku yi mini rakiya a hanyata zuwa Yahudiya. 17Kuna gani na yi wannan shirin ba da sanin abin da nake yi ba ne? Ko kuwa, kuna gani na yi shirin nan da halin mutuntaka ne, don in ce, “I” in koma in ce, “A’a”?

18Kamar dai yadda ba shakka Allah yake mai aminci, haka ma maganar da muka yi muku, ba “I” da kuma “A’a” ba ce. 19Gama Ɗan Allah, Yesu Kiristi, wanda ni da Sila da Timoti muka yi muku wa’azinsa, ai, ba “I” da “A’a” ba ne, amma a cikin Kiristi, “I” ne kullum. 20Domin dukan alkawaran Allah cikarsu a gare shi suke, ta wurinsa ne kuma muke faɗar “Amin”, domin a ɗaukaka Allah. 21Allah ne fa yake sa mu da ku mu tsaya daram cikin Kiristi. Shi ne ya shafe mu, 22ya buga mana hatiminsa a kan mu nasa ne, ya kuma sa mana Ruhunsa a cikin zukatanmu, domin yă tabbatar da abin da yake zuwa nan gaba.

23Labudda, Allah shi ne shaidata cewa don kada in ƙara muku wahala ne ya sa ban koma Korint ba. 24Ba nuna muku iko a kan bangaskiyarku muke yi ba, sai dai muna aiki tare da ku ne saboda farin cikinku, domin bisa ga bangaskiya ce kuke tsaye da ƙarfi.