2 Corinthians 2
Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,
2 Corinthians 2:1 But I determined this in my selfe, that I wold not come agayne to you in heuynes. 2 Corinthians 2:2 For yf I make you sorye, who is it þt shuld make me glad, but the same which is made sory by me? 2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote thys same vnto you, lest yf I came vnto you, I shuld take heuynes of them, of whom I ought to reioyce. Thys confidence haue I towarde you all, that my ioye is the ioye of you all. 2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of great affliccyon and anguysshe of hert. I wrote vnto you with many teares: not that ye shulde be made sory, but that ye myght perceaue the loue, whych I haue, most specially vnto you. 2 Corinthians 2:5 If eny man hath caused sorow, the same hath not made me sory, but partely: lest I shulde greue 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 now contrary wyse, ye ought rather to forgeue him, and comforte him: lest that same persone shuld be swalowed vp wt ouer moch heuynes. 2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherfore, I exhorte you, that loue maye haue strength ouer him. 2 Corinthians 2:9 For this cause verely dyd I wryte, that I myght knowe the profe of you, whether ye shulde be obedient in all thynges.
even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him:
2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom ye forgeue eny thynge, I forgeue also. For yf I forgaue eny thynge, to whom I forgaue it, for youre sakes forgaue I it, in the syght of Christ, 2 Corinthians 2:11 lest Satan shuld preuent vs. For his thoughtes are not vnknowen vnto vs.
declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia,
2 Corinthians 2:12 When I was come to Troada for Christes Gospelles sake (and a dore was opened vnto me of the Lord) 2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my sprete, because I founde not Titus my brother: but toke my leaue of them, and went awaye into Macedonia.
and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.
2 Corinthians 2:14 Thankes be vnto God, which alwayes geueth vs the victorie in Christ, and openeth the sauer of his knowledge by vs in euery place. 2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are vnto God the swete sauoure of Christ, amonge them that are saued, and amonge them which perysshe. 2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one parte are we the sauour of deeth vnto deeth. And vnto þe other part are we þe sauour of lyfe vnto lyfe. And who is mete vnto these thinges? 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as the most part are, which choppe and chaunge with the worde of God: but euen out of purenes, and by the power of God, in the syght of God, so speake we in Christ.