2 Corinthians 2
Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,
2 Corinthians 2:1 For I have determined, unto myself, thisnot, again, in grief, to come unto you. 2 Corinthians 2:2 For, if, I, grieve you, who then is he that is to gladden me,save he who is being grieved through me; 2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this very thinglest, if I came, I should have, grief, from those over whom I had need to rejoice,having confidence in you all, that, my joy, is the joy, of you all. 2 Corinthians 2:4 For, out of much tribulation and anguish of heart, wrote I unto you, through many tears,not that ye might be grieved, but that, the love, ye might know, which I have very abundantly unto you. 2 Corinthians 2:5 Now, if anyone hath caused grief, not unto me hath he caused grief, butthat I may not bear too heavilyunto you all.
he requireth them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person,
2 Corinthians 2:6 Sufficient, unto such a one, the punishment itself which [was inflicted] by the many; 2 Corinthians 2:7 So that, on the contrary, ye should forgive and encourage, lest, by any means, by his excessive grief, such a one should be swallowed up. 2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore, I beseech you, assure him, of love; 2 Corinthians 2:9 For, to this end, I also wrote,that I might know the proof of you, whether, in all things, ye are obedient.
even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him:
2 Corinthians 2:10 Now, to whom ye forgive anything, I, also; for, I also, what I have forgiven, if, anything, I have forgiven, for your sake, in the person of Christ, [have I forgiven it]. 2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest we should be overreached by Satan, for, of his thoughts, we are not ignorant.
declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia,
2 Corinthians 2:12 Moreover, although I came unto Troas for the glad-message of the Christ, and a door for me had been opened in the Lord, 2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no relief in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother; but, taking my leave of them, I came away into Macedonia.
and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.
2 Corinthians 2:14 But, unto God, be thanks, who, ever, leadeth us in triumph in the Christ, and, the fragrance of the knowledge of him, maketh manifest, through us, in every place, 2 Corinthians 2:15 That, of Christ, a grateful odour, are we, unto God,in them who are being saved, and in them who are being lost: 2 Corinthians 2:16 In these, indeed, a fragrance out of death into death, but, in those, a fragrance out of life into life. And, for these things, who is sufficient? 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not, as the many, driving a petty trade with the word of God; but, as of sincerity, but, as of God, before God, in Christ, we speak.