2 Corinthians 2
Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,
2 Corinthians 2:1 And I decided this to myself, not again to come in sorrow unto you, 2 Corinthians 2:2 for if I make you sorry, then who is he who is making me glad, except he who is made sorry by me? 2 Corinthians 2:3 and I wrote to you this same thing, that having come, I may not have sorrow from them of whom it behoved me to have joy, having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all, 2 Corinthians 2:4 for out of much tribulation and pressure of heart I wrote to you through many tears, not that ye might be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly toward you. 2 Corinthians 2:5 And if any one hath caused sorrow, he hath not caused sorrow to me, but in part, that I may not burden you all;
he requireth them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person,
2 Corinthians 2:6 sufficient to such a one is this punishment, that [is] by the more part, 2 Corinthians 2:7 so that, on the contrary, [it is] rather for you to forgive and to comfort, lest by over abundant sorrow such a one may be swallowed up; 2 Corinthians 2:8 wherefore, I call upon you to confirm love to him, 2 Corinthians 2:9 for, for this also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether in regard to all things ye are obedient.
even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him:
2 Corinthians 2:10 And to whom ye forgive anythingI also; for I also, if I have forgiven anything, to whom I have forgiven [it], because of youin the person of Christ[I forgive it,] 2 Corinthians 2:11 that we may not be over-reached by the Adversary, for of his devices we are not ignorant.
declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia,
2 Corinthians 2:12 And having come to Troas for the good news of the Christ, and a door to me having been opened in the Lord, 2 Corinthians 2:13 I have not had rest to my spirit, on my not finding Titus my brother, but having taken leave of them, I went forth to Macedonia;
and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.
2 Corinthians 2:14 and to God [are] thanks, who at all times is leading us in triumph in the Christ, and the fragrance of His knowledge He is manifesting through us in every place, 2 Corinthians 2:15 because of Christ a sweet fragrance we are to God, in those being saved, and in those being lost; 2 Corinthians 2:16 to the one, indeed, a fragrance of death to death, and to the other, a fragrance of life to life; and for these things who is sufficient? 2 Corinthians 2:17 for we are not as the many, adulterating the word of God, but as of sinceritybut as of God; in the presence of God, in Christ we do speak.