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1:1 Paulos, a Shliach Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach by the will of Elohim (אלהים), and Timotheos [our] brother, to the Assembly of Elohim (אלהים) which is at Kórinthos, with all the Kidushim which are in all Achaia:
1:2 Grace [be] to you and shalom from Elohim (אלהים) Avinu, and [from] Adonay Yehoshua (יהושע) ha Mashiach.
1:3 Baruch hu Elohim (אלהים), even ha Avi Adoneinu Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach, the Father of mercies, and Elohim (אלהים) of all comfort;
1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of Elohim (אלהים).
1:5 For as the Chevlei Mashiach (birth pangs of Mashiach) abound in us, so our encouragement also abounds by Mashiach.
1:6 And if we be afflicted, [it is] for your encouragement and deliverance: which is effective in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your encouragement and delieverance.
1:7 And our tikvah (hope) of you [is] unwavering, knowing, that as you are partakers of the sufferings, you are also partakers in the comfort.
1:8 For we would not, Achim, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
1:9 But we had sentences our nefeshot to death, that we should not have confidence in our nefeshot, but in Elohim (אלהים) which raises the dead:
1:10 who delivered us from so great a peril of death, and will deliver us, He on whom we have set our tikvah (hope). And He will yet deliver us,
1:11 You also helping together by your tefillah for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the edut (testimony) of our conscience, that in simplicity and with sincerity of Elohim (אלהים), not with fleshly (sarkikos) wisdom, but by the grace of Elohim (אלהים), we have had our conversation in the olam hazeh, and more abundantly towards you.
1:13 For we write none other things to you, than what you read or acknowledge; and I trust you shall acknowledge even to the end;
1:14 As also you have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as you also [are] ours in the day of Adonay Yehoshua (יהושע) .
1:15 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit;
1:16 And to pass by you into Makedonía, and to come again out of Makedonía to you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Yehudah.
1:17 When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?
1:18 But [as] Elohim (אלהים) [is] true, our word toward you was not yea and nay.
1:19 For Ben Elohim (אלהים), Yehoshua (יהושע) Mashiach, who was proclaimed among you by us, [even] by me and Silouanós and Timotheos, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea.
1:20 For all the promises of Elohim (אלהים) in him [are] yea, and in him Amein, to the glory of Elohim (אלהים) by us.
1:21 Now he which stablishes us with you in Mashiach, and has anointed us, [is] Elohim (אלהים);
1:22 Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Ruach in our hearts.
1:23 Moreover I call Elohim (אלהים) for a record upon my nefesh, that to spare you I came not as yet to Kórinthos.
1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith you stand.
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Simplicity Haplotes-aJplovthß Purity, singleness, sincerity, mental honestly, liberty, with integrity; pure motives, Holiness, set apart, the virture of one who is free from pretence and hypocrisy; not self seeking openess of heart manifesting itself by generosity; not having an ulterior or double motive. used only in a moral sense as the opposite of duplicity meaning sincerity, faithfulness toward others, manifest in helpfulness and giving assistance to others. While in Korinthos Bet 11:3, "the simplicity that is in Mashiach" means frankness, truthfulness, intergrity, fidelity. (Korinthos Bet 1:12)
also see Ro 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.