2 Corinthians 2

Besides, I determined this with myself, not to come again to you with sorrow. For if I should make you sorry, who then is he that could make me glad, unless the same who is made sorry by me? Wherefore, I wrote to you this very thing, that, coming, I might not have sorrow from them in whom I ought to rejoice; being firmly persuaded concerning you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. For out of much affliction and distress of heart, I wrote to you with many tears; not that you might be made sorry, but that you might know the love which I have most abundantly toward you.

Now, if a certain person has grieved me, he has not grieved me except by a part of you, that I may not lay a load on you all. Sufficient for such a one is the punishment, which was inflicted by the majority. So that, on the other hand, you ought more willingly to forgive and comfort him, lest such a one should be swallowed up by excessive grief. Wherefore, I beseech you to confirm your love to him. For to this end, also, I wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether you be obedient in all things. 10 Now, to whom you forgive anything, I also forgive: and even I, if I have now forgiven anything, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes I forgave it, in the person of Christ: 11 that we may not be overreached by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

12 Moreover, when I came to Troas, in order to declare the gospel of Christ, and a door was opened to me by the Lord; 13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus, my brother: therefore, bidding them farewell, I went away into Macedonia. 14 Now, thanks be to God, who at all times causes us to triumph in Christ; and who, by us, diffuses the odor of the knowledge of him in every place: 15 for we are, through God, a fragrant odor of Christ, among the saved and among the destroyed. 16 To these, indeed, we are the odor of death, ending in death; but to the others, the odor of life, ending in life: and who is competent to these things? 17 However, we are not like many who adulterate the word of God: but really from sincerity, yes, really from God, in the sight of God, we speak in Christ.

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