2 Corinthians 2
Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,
2 Corinthians 2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 2 Corinthians 2:2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same who is made sorry by me? 2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same to you, lest, coming I should have sorrow from them by whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all. 2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly to you. 2 Corinthians 2:5 But if any hath caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
he requireth them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person,
2 Corinthians 2:6 Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] by many. 2 Corinthians 2:7 So that on the other hand, ye [ought] rather to forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such one should be swallowed up with excessive sorrow. 2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm [your] love towards him. 2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also I wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye are obedient in all things.
even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him:
2 Corinthians 2:10 To whom ye forgive any thing, I [forgive] also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave [it], for your sakes [I forgave it], in the person of Christ; 2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia,
2 Corinthians 2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] the gospel of Christ, and a door was opened to me by the Lord, 2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.
2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks [be] to God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:15 For we are to God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one [we are] the savor of death to death; and to the other the savor of life to life. And who [is] sufficient for these things? 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, who corrupt the word of God: but as from sincerity, but as from God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.