2 Corinthians 21 But I determined that I would not make another painful visit to you. 2 For if I make you sorrowful, who will there be to make me glad, but the same one I made sorrowful? 3 And I wrote this same thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; for I had confidence in all of you, that my joy would be the joy of all of you. 4 For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart, with many tears; not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the abundant love which I have for you. 5 But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but to some degree, not to put it too severely, to all of you. 6 Sufficient for such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted by the majority. 7 So you ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps he may be overwhelmed with excessive sorrow. 8 Therefore I urge you, that you would reaffirm your love for him. 9 For to this end I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in all things. 10 But whom you forgive anything, I forgive also: for what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, was for your sakes in the presence of Christ; 11 Lest Satan should take advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his schemes. 12 Now, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, a door was opened for me by the Lord, 13 Yet I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother: so I took leave of them, and I went from there into Macedonia. 14 Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and makes manifest through us the fragrance of the knowledge of him in every place. 15 For we are an aroma of Christ to God, among those who are being saved, and among those who are perishing: 16 To the one we are the aroma of death to death; and to the other the aroma of life to life. And who is equal to such a calling? 17 For we are not as so many, who peddle the word of God: but as men of sincerity, as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
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