2 Corinthians 2
Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,
2 Corinthians 2:1 But I determined this with my selfe, that I would not come againe to you in heauinesse. 2 Corinthians 2:2 For if I make you sorie, who is hee then that maketh mee glad, but the same which is made sorie by me. 2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same vnto you, least when I came, I should haue sorrow from them of whome I ought to reioyce, hauing confidence in you all, that my ioy is [the ioy] of you all. 2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote vnto you with many teares, not that you should bee grieued, but that yee might knowe the loue which I haue more abundantly vnto you. 2 Corinthians 2:5 But if any haue caused griefe, hee hath not grieued mee, but in part: that I may not ouercharge you all.
he requireth them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person,
2 Corinthians 2:6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many. 2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrarywise, yee ought rather to forgiue him, and comfort him, lest perhaps, such a one should be swallowed vp with ouermuch sorrow. 2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore I beseech you, that you would confirme [your] loue towards him. 2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proofe of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him:
2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom yee forgiue any thing, I [forgiue] also: [for] if I forgaue any thing, to whom I forgaue it, for your sakes forgaue I it, in the person of Christ, 2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an aduantage of vs: for wee are not ignorant of his deuices.
declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia,
2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore when I came to Troas, to [preach] Christs Gospel, and a doore was opened vnto mee of the Lord, 2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother, but taking my leaue of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.
2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thankes bee vnto God, which alwayes causeth vs to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the sauour of his knowledge by vs in euery place. 2 Corinthians 2:15 For wee are vnto God, a sweet sauour of Christ, in them that are saued, and in them that perish. 2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one [wee are] the sauour of death vnto death; and to the other, the sauour of life vnto life: and who is sufficient for these things? 2 Corinthians 2:17 For wee are not as many which corrupt the word of God: but as of sinceritie, but as of God, in the sight of God speake we in Christ.