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1 From: Sha'ul, by God's will an emissary of the Messiah Yeshua, and brother Timothy To: God's Messianic community in Corinth, along with all God's people throughout Achaia: 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia:
2 Grace to you and shalom from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah. 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Praised be God, Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, compassionate Father, God of all encouragement and comfort; 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
4 who encourages us in all our trials, so that we can encourage others in whatever trials they may be undergoing with the encouragement we ourselves have received from God. 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
5 For just as the Messiah's sufferings overflow into us, so through the Messiah our encouragement also overflows. 5 For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
6 So if we undergo trials, it is for your encouragement and deliverance; and if we are encouraged, that should encourage you when you have to endure sufferings like those we are experiencing. 6 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.
7 Moreover, our hope for you remains staunch, because we know that as you share in the sufferings, you will also share in the encouragement. 7 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.
8 For, brothers, we want you to know about the trials we have undergone in the province of Asia. The burden laid on us was so far beyond what we could bear that we even despaired of living through it. 8 We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about the hardships we suffered in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired even of life.
9 In our hearts we felt we were under sentence of death. However, this was to get us to rely not on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead! 9 Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead.
10 He rescued us from such deadly peril, and he will rescue us again! The one in whom we have placed our hope will indeed continue to rescue us. 10 He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us,
11 And you must add your help by praying for us; for the more people there are praying, the more people there will be to give thanks when their prayer for us is answered. 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.
12 For we take pride in this: that our conscience assures us that in our dealings with the world, and especially with you, we have conducted ourselves with frankness and godly pureness of motive - not by worldly wisdom but by God-given grace. 12 Now this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in our relations with you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God. We have done so not according to worldly wisdom but according to God's grace.
13 There are no hidden meanings in our letters other than what you can read and understand; and my hope is that you will understand fully, 13 For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand. And I hope that,
14 as indeed you have already understood us in part; so that on the Day of our Lord Yeshua you can be as proud of us as we are of you. 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 So sure was I of this that I had planned to come and see you, so that you might have the benefit of a second visit. 15 Because I was confident of this, I planned to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.
16 I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, visit you again on my way back from Macedonia, and then have you send me on my way to Y'hudah. 16 I planned 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 Did I make these plans lightly? Or do I make plans the way a worldly man does, ready to say, "Yes, yes," and "No, no," in the same breath? 17 When I planned this, did I do it lightly? Or do I make my plans in a worldly manner so that in the same breath I say, "Yes, yes" and "No, no"?
18 As surely as God is trustworthy, we don't say "Yes" when we mean "No." 18 But as surely as God is faithful, our message to you is not "Yes" and "No."
19 For the Son of God, the Messiah Yeshua, who was proclaimed among you through us - that is, through me and Sila and Timothy - was not a yes-and-no man; on the contrary, with him it is always "Yes!" 19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by me and Silas and Timothy, was not "Yes" and "No," but in him it has always been "Yes."
20 For however many promises God has made, they all find their "Yes" in connection with him; that is why it is through him that we say the "Amen" when we give glory to God. 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 Moreover, it is God who sets both us and you in firm union with the Messiah; he has anointed us, 21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,
22 put his seal on us, and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee for the future. 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 to witness - he knows what my life is like - that the reason I held back from coming to Corinth was out of consideration for you! 23 I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.
24 We are not trying to dictate how you must live out your trust in the Messiah, for in your trust you are standing firm. Rather, we are working with you for your own happiness. 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.