2 Corinthians 2

But I have determined this in myself, that I will not with sorrow again come to you. For if I grieve you, who shall refresh me, but he whom I had grieved? And I have written to you this very
, lest when I come they grieve me, they who ought to refresh me. But I confide in you, that my joy is that of all of you.
And from great affliction and anxiety of heart I wrote those things to you with many tears, not that you might grieve, but (also) that you might know the abundant love I have towards you. But if any one hath caused grief, he hath not grieved me (only), but a part of you all: that the word may not weigh upon
the whole of
But sufficient for him was this chastisement, which was from many. And now on the other hand it behoves you to forgive him and console him, lest he who is such an one be swallowed up of excessive grief. Therefore I entreat of you to confirm to him your love. On this account also I have written, to ascertain by experiment whether in every thing you will obey me. 10 But to whom you forgive, I also. For I, too, what I have forgiven, have on your account forgiven in the presence
Or, the person.
of the Meshiha:
11 lest Satana get the advantage of you; for we know his devices. 12 WHEN, in preaching the gospel of the Meshiha, I had come to Troas, and a door was opened to me by the Lord, 13 I had no rest in my spirit because I found not Titos my brother. But leaving them, I went forth to Makedunia. 14 But thanks unto Aloha, who in all time maketh us a triumph in the Meshiha, and maketh manifest by us the perfume of his knowledge in every place. 15 For we are a fragrant perfume in the Meshiha unto Aloha in those who are saved, and in those who perish. 16 To these as a perfume of death unto death, and to those as a perfume of life unto life. And unto these who is equal? 17 For we are not as the rest who commix the word of Aloha; but as in truth, and as from Aloha, before Aloha in the Meshiha do we speak.
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