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2 Corinthians 2

Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,

2 Corinthians 2:1 But I determined this in my selfe, yt I would not come againe to you in heauynesse. 2 Corinthians 2:2 For if I make you sorie, who is he yt shoulde make me glad, but the same which is made sorie by me? 2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same vnto you, lest when I came, I shoulde take heauynesse of them of whom I ought to reioyce. This confidence haue I toward you all, that my ioy is [the ioy] of you all. 2 Corinthians 2:4 For in great affliction and anguishe of heart, I wrote vnto you with many teares, not that ye shoulde be made sorie, but that ye myght perceaue the loue which I haue, most specially vnto you. 2 Corinthians 2:5 But yf any man hath caused sorowe, the same hath not made me sorie, but partly, lest I shoulde greeue you all.

he requireth them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person,

2 Corinthians 2:6 It is sufficient vnto the same man that he was rebuked of many. 2 Corinthians 2:7 So that nowe contrarywise, ye ought rather to forgeue hym, and comforte hym, lest that same person shoulde be swallowed vp with ouermuche heauynesse. 2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherfore I pray you, that you would confirme your loue towardes hym. 2 Corinthians 2:9 For this cause veryly did I write, that I myght knowe the profe of you, whether ye be obedient in all thynges.

even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him:

2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom ye forgeue any thyng, I forgeue also. For if I forgaue any thing, to whom I forgaue it, for your sakes forgaue I it, in the sight of Christe. 2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan shoulde circumuent vs: For his thoughtes are not vnknowen vnto vs.

declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia,

2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troada, to [preache] Christes Gospell, and a doore was opened vnto me of the lorde, 2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirite, because I founde not Titus my brother, but toke my leaue of them, and went away into Macedonia.

and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.

2 Corinthians 2:14 Nowe thankes be vnto God, whiche alwayes geueth vs the victorie in Christe, and openeth the sauour of his knowledge by vs in euery place. 2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are vnto God the sweete sauour of Christe in them that are saued, and in them which perisshe. 2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one part [are we] the sauour of death, vnto death: and vnto the other part [are we] the sauour of lyfe vnto lyfe. And who is meete vnto these thynges? 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many are, whiche chop & chaunge with the word of God: but as of purenesse of God, in the syght of God, so speake we in Christe.

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