Paul, an apostle of the Messiah Yahshua through the will of Yahweh, and Timothy our brother, to the assembly of Yahweh which is at Corinth, with all the saints that are in the whole of Achaia: 2 Grace to you and peace from Yahweh our Father and the Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah.
3 Blessed be the El and Father of our Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah, the Father of mercies and Elohim of all comfort; 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of Elohim. 5 For as the sufferings of the Messiah abound to us, even so our comfort also increases through the Messiah. 6 But whether we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or whether we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which works in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: 7 and our hope for you is steadfast; knowing that, as you are partakers of the sufferings, so you are also of the comfort. 8 For we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning our affliction which befell us in Asia, that we were weighed down greatly, beyond our power, insomuch that we despaired even of life: 9 yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in Yahweh who raises the dead: 10 who delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver: on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us; 11 you also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed upon us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf.
12 For our glorying is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and sincerity of Elohim, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of Yahweh, we behaved ourselves in the world, and more abundantly toward you. 13 For we write no other things to you, than what you read or even acknowledge, and I hope that you will acknowledge to the end: 14 as you also did acknowledge us in part, that we are your glorying, even as you also are ours, in the day of our Sovereign Yahshua.
15 And in this confidence I was minded to come first to you, that you might have a second benefit; 16 and by you to pass into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and of you to be set forward on my journey to Judea. 17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I show fickleness? Or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be the yes, yes; and the no, no? 18 But as Yahweh is faithful, our word toward you is not yes and no. 19 For the Son of Yahweh, Yahshua the Messiah, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timothy, was not yes and no, but in him is yes. 20 For however many are the promises of Yahweh, in him is the affirmative: therefore also through him is the Amen, to the glory of Yahweh through us. 21 Now he that establishes us with you in the Messiah, and anointed us, is Yahweh; 22 who also sealed us, and gave us the earnest of the spirit in our hearts.
23 But I call Elohim for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I forbear to come to Corinth. 24 Not that we have the mastery over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for in faith you stand fast.
But I determined this for myself, that I would not come to you again with sorrow. 2 For if I make you sorry, who then is he that makes me glad but he that is made sorry by me? 3 And I wrote this very thing, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all. 4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love which I have more abundantly to you.
5 But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I press not too heavily) to you all. 6 Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the many; 7 so that you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his sorrow. 8 Therefore I beseech you to confirm your love toward him. 9 For to this end I did also write, that I might know the proof of you, whether you were obedient in all things. 10 But to whom you forgive anything, I forgive also: for what I have also forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, for your sakes I have forgiven it in the presence of the Messiah; 11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
12 Now when I came to Troas for the good tidings of the Messiah, and when a door was opened to me in Yahshua, 13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.
14 But thanks be to Elohim, who always leads us in triumph in the Messiah, and makes manifest through us the savor of his knowledge in every place. 15 For we are a sweet savor of the Messiah to Yahweh, in them that are saved, and in them that perish; 16 to the one a savor from death to death; to the other a savor from life to life. And who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not as the many, corrupting the word of Yahweh: but as of sincerity, but as of Yahweh, in the sight of Elohim, speak we in the Messiah.
Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or need we, as do some, letters of commendation to you or from you? 2 You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read of all men; 3 being made manifest that you are a letter of the Messiah, ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living Elohim; not in tables of stone, but in tables that are hearts of flesh. 4 And we have such confidence through the Messiah toward Yahweh: 5 not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to account anything as from ourselves; but our sufficiency is from Yahweh; 6 who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written, engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the children of Israel could not look steadfastly upon the face of Moses for the glory of his face; which glory was passing away: 8 how shall not rather the ministration of the spirit be with glory? 9 For if the ministration of condemnation has glory, much rather does the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. 10 For truly, that which has been made glorious has not been made glorious in this respect, by reason of the glory that surpasses. 11 For if that which passes away was with glory, much more that which remains in glory.
12 Having therefore such a hope, we use great boldness of speech, 13 and not as Moses, who put a veil upon his face, that the children of Israel should not look steadfastly on the end of that which was passing away: 14 but their minds were hardened: for until this very day at the reading of the old covenant the same veil remains, it not being revealed to them that it is done away in the Messiah. 15 But to this day, whenever Moses is read, a veil lies upon their heart. 16 But whenever it shall turn to Yahweh, the veil is taken away. 17 Now Yahweh is the Spirit: and where the Spirit of Yahweh is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of Yahweh, are transformed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from Yahweh the Spirit.
Therefore seeing we have this ministry, even as we obtained mercy, we faint not: 2 but we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of Yahweh deceitfully; but by the manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of Yahweh. 3 And even if our message of good tidings is veiled, it is veiled in them that perish: 4 in whom the mighty one of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the good tidings of the glory of the Messiah, who is the image of Elohim, should not dawn upon them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but the Messiah Yahshua as Sovereign, and ourselves as your servants far Yahshua’s sake. 6 Seeing it is Elohim, that said, Light shall shine out of darkness, who shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh in the face of Yahshua the Messiah.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of Yahweh, and not from ourselves; 8 we are pressed on every side, yet not distressed; perplexed, but not to despair; 9 pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; 10 always bearing about in the body the dying of Yahshua, that the life also of Yahshua may be manifested in our body. 11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Yahshua’s sake, that the life of Yahshua may also be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So then death works in us, but life in you. 13 But having the same spirit of faith, according to that which is written, I believed. and therefore I spoke; we also believe, and we therefore also speak; 14 knowing that he that raised up the Sovereign Yahshua shall raise us up also with Yahshua, and shall present us with you. 15 For all things are for your sakes, that the grace, being multiplied through the many, may cause the thanksgiving to abound to the glory of Yahweh.
16 Therefore we faint not; but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory; 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.