But thanks be to God,1 who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance2 of the knowledge3 of him.
For we are to God the aroma4 of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.516
To the one we are the smell of death;6 to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task?717
Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit.8 On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity,9 like men sent from God.10