2 Corinthians 2:7-17 NIV

7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him,1 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 you2 was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.3

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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 Satan4 might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.5

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12 Now when I went to Troas6 to preach the gospel of Christ7 and found that the Lord had opened a door8 for me,

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13 I still had no peace of mind,9 because I did not find my brother Titus10 there. So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia.11

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14 But thanks be to God,12 who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance13 of the knowledge14 of him.

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15 For we are to God the aroma15 of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.16

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16 To the one we are the smell of death;17 to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task?18

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17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit.19 On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity,20 like men sent from God.21

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