1Pavlos, a Shali’akh of Yeshua HaMashi’akh by the will of Elohim, and Timoteus our brother, to the assembly of Elohim which is at Korintos, with all the K’doshim who are in all Achaia: 2Compassion to you and shalom from Elohim Avinu, and from Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh.
3Barukh Elohim, even HaAv of Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh, HaAv of mercies, and the Elohim of all comfort. 4Who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we also may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, by the very comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by Elohim. 5For as the sufferings of Mashi’akh abound in us, so our consolation also abounds in Mashi’akh. 6Even though we are oppressed, it is for the sake of your consolation and for the sake of your lives that we are oppressed; and if we are comforted, it is so that you might be comforted also, that there may be strength in you, that you may be able to bear these sufferings, the same which we also suffer.
7And our hope concerning you is steadfast, for we know that if you are partakers of the sufferings, you are also partakers of the consolation. 8For we would wish you to know, my brethren, about the trouble we had in Asia, for we were greatly oppressed beyond our strength; insomuch that we despaired of our lives. 9And we decided to die, not trusting in ourselves, but in Elohim who raises the dead, 10who delivered us from horrible deaths, and who will, we hope, again deliver us, 11you also helping by your supplications for us, that for His gift bestowed upon us, by means of many persons, thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
12For our joy is this, the testimony of our conscience, in sincerity and in purity, with the compassion of Elohim we have conducted ourselves in this world, and not through the wisdom of the flesh; and above all, we have so dealt with you. 13For we write nothing to you except those things which you know and understand, and I trust you will understand them to the end; 14just as you have understood in part that we are your pride and joy, even as you also are ours in the day of Adoneinu Yeshua HaMashi’akh.
15And in this confidence I wished to come to you before, that you might receive compassion doubly; 16and to pass by you on my way to Macedonia, and again to come back to you from Macedonia, so that you may accompany me on my way to Y’hudah. 17When I, therefore, was considering this, did I consider it lightly, or are the things which I am considering wholly worldly? Because the answers should have been either “Yes, yes,” or “No, no.” 18But as Elohim is true, our word to you was not yes and no. 19For Ben HaElohim, Yeshua HaMashi’akh, who was declared among you by us, even by me, and Silvanus, and Timoteus, was not yes and no, but with Him always yes. 20For all the promises of Elohim were in Mashi’akh: yes! Therefore by His hand we give our Amein to the glory of Elohim. 21Now it is Elohim who has confirmed us with you in Mashi’akh, and who has anointed us, 22and who has sealed us, and pledged His Ru’akh in our hearts. 23Moreover I testify to Elohim concerning myself, that it was because I wanted to spare you that I did not come to Korintos; 24not that we are the masters of your Emunah, but we are helpers of your joy; for by absolute trust you stand.
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