Matthew Bible

2 Corinthians 2

Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,

2 Corinthians 2:1 But I determyned thys in my selfe, þt I wold not come agayne to you in heauynes. 2 Corinthians 2:2 For yf I make you sorye, who is it that shoulde make me glad, but the same which is made sorye by me? 2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote thys same Epistle vnto you, leste yf I came, I shoulde take heauines of them, of whome I ought to reioyce. Certaynely thys confidence haue I in you al, that my ioye is the ioye of you al. 2 Corinthians 2:4 For in great affliction and anguyshe of herte I wrote vnto you with many teares: not to make you sory, but that ye myght perceyue the loue which I haue most specially vnto you. 2 Corinthians 2:5 Yf anye man haue caused sorowe the same hath not made me sory, but partelye: leaste I shoulde greue you all.

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

2 Corinthians 2:6 It is suffycyente vnto the same man, that he was rebuked of many. 2 Corinthians 2:7 So that nowe contrarywyse ye ought to forgeue hym, and comforte hym: leaste that same persone shoulde be swalowed vp, with ouer muche heauynes. 2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherfore I exhorte you, þt loue maye haue strengthe ouer hym. 2 Corinthians 2:9 For this cause verely dyd I wryte, that I might know the profe of you, whether ye shoulde be obedyent in all thynges.

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

2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom ye forgeue any thynge, I forgeue also. And verelye yf I forgeue anye thynge, to whome I forgaue it, for your sakes forgaue I it in the roume of Christe, 2 Corinthians 2:11 leaste Sathan shoulde preuente vs. For thys 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 gospels sake (and a greate dore was opened vnto me of the Lorde) 2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spyryte, because I founde not Titus my brother: but toke my leaue of them, and wente awaye vnto Macedonia.

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

2 Corinthians 2:14 Thankes be vnto God whiche alwayes geueth vs the victorye in Christ, and openeth the sauour of hys knowledge by vs in euerye place. 2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are vnto God the swete sauoure of Christe, bothe amonge them that are saued, and also among them whiche peryshe. 2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one part are we the sauoure of death vnto death. And vnto the other parte are we the lauoure of lyfe vnto lyfe. And who is mete vnto these thynges? 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many are which choppe & chaunge with the worde of god: but euen out of purenes, and by the power of God, and in the syghte of God, so speake we in Christe.

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