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2 Corinthians 2

Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,

2 Corinthians 2:1 Bvt I determined thus in my selfe, that I would not come againe to you in heauinesse. 2 Corinthians 2:2 For if I make you sorie, who is he then that shoulde make me glad, but ye same which is made sorie by me? 2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same thing vnto you, lest when I came, I should take heauines of them, of whom I ought to reioyce: this confidence haue I in you all, that my ioye is the ioye of you all. 2 Corinthians 2:4 For in great affliction, & anguish of heart I wrote vnto you with many teares: not that yee should be made sorie, but that ye might perceiue the loue which I haue, specially vnto you. 2 Corinthians 2:5 And if any hath caused sorowe, the same hath not made mee sorie, but partly (lest I should more charge him) 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 hee was rebuked of many. 2 Corinthians 2:7 So that nowe contrariwise yee ought rather to forgiue him, and comfort him, lest the same shoulde bee swalowed vp with ouermuch heauinesse. 2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore, I pray you, that you woulde confirme your loue towards him. 2 Corinthians 2:9 For this cause also did I write, that I might knowe the proofe of you, whether yee would be obedient in all things.

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

2 Corinthians 2:10 To whome yee forgiue any thing, I forgiue also: for verely if I forgaue any thing, to whome I forgaue it, for your sakes forgaue I it in the sight of Christ, 2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should circumuent vs: for we are not ignorant of his enterprises.

declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia,

2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christs Gospell, and a doore was opened vnto me of the Lord, 2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I founde not Titus my brother, but tooke 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 Now thankes be vnto God, which alwaies maketh 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 the sweete sauour of Christ, in them that are saued, and in them which perish. 2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one we 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 make marchandise of the woorde of God: but as of sinceritie, but as of God in ye sight of God speake we in Christ.

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