2 Corinthians 2:6-16 NIV

6 The punishment1 inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him.

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7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him,2 so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

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8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
9 The reason I wrote you3 was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.4

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10 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven--if there was anything to forgive--I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,
11 in order that Satan5 might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.6

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12 Now when I went to Troas7 to preach the gospel of Christ8 and found that the Lord had opened a door9 for me,

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13 I still had no peace of mind,10 because I did not find my brother Titus11 there. So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia.12

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14 But thanks be to God,13 who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance14 of the knowledge15 of him.

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15 For we are to God the aroma16 of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.17

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16 To the one we are the smell of death;18 to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task?19

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