2 Corinthians 2
So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you.
e~krina V-AAI-1S ga;r CONJ ejmautw'/ F-1DSM tou'to, D-ASN to; T-ASN mh; PRT pavlin ADV ejn PREP luvph/ N-DSF pro;? PREP uJma'? P-2AP ejlqei'n: V-2AAN
For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved?
eij COND ga;r CONJ ejgw; P-1NS lupw' V-PAI-1S uJma'?, P-2AP kai; CONJ tiv? I-NSM oJ T-NSM eujfraivnwn V-PAP-NSM me P-1AS eij COND mh; PRT oJ T-NSM lupouvmeno? V-PPP-NSM ejx ejmou'; P-1GS
I wrote as I did so that when I came I should not be distressed by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.
kai; CONJ e~graya V-AAI-1S tou'to D-ASN aujto; P-ASN i&na CONJ mh; PRT ejlqw;n V-2AAP-NSM luvphn N-ASF scw' V-2AAS-1S ajfj PREP wJ'n R-GPM e~dei V-IQI-3S me P-1AS caivrein, V-PAN pepoiqw;? V-2RAP-NSM ejpi; PREP pavnta? A-APM uJma'? P-2AP o&ti CONJ hJ T-NSF ejmh; S-1NSF cara; N-NSF pavntwn A-GPM uJmw'n P-2GP ejstin. V-PXI-3S
For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.
ejk PREP ga;r CONJ pollh'? A-GSF qlivyew? N-GSF kai; CONJ sunoch'? N-GSF kardiva? N-GSF e~graya V-AAI-1S uJmi'n P-2DP dia; PREP pollw'n A-GPN dakruvwn, N-GPN oujc PRT i&na CONJ luphqh'te V-APS-2P ajlla; CONJ th;n T-ASF ajgavphn N-ASF i&na CONJ gnw'te V-2AAS-2P hJ;n R-ASF e~cw V-PAI-1S perissotevrw? ADV eij? PREP uJma'?. P-2AP
If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you, to some extent--not to put it too severely.
Eij COND dev CONJ ti? X-NSM leluvphken, V-RAI-3S oujk PRT ejme; P-1AS leluvphken, V-RAI-3S ajlla; CONJ ajpo; PREP mevrou?, N-GSN i&na CONJ mh; PRT ejpibarw', V-PAS-1S pavnta? A-APM uJma'?. P-2AP
The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him.
iJkano;n A-NSN tw'/ T-DSM toiouvtw/ D-DSM hJ T-NSF ejpitimiva N-NSF au&th D-NSF hJ T-NSF uJpo; PREP tw'n T-GPM pleiovnwn, A-GPM
Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
w&ste CONJ toujnantivon ADV ma'llon ADV uJma'? P-2AP carivsasqai V-ADN kai; CONJ parakalevsai, V-AAN mhv PRT pw? PRT th'/ T-DSF perissotevra/ A-DSF luvph/ N-DSF katapoqh'/ V-APS-3S oJ T-NSM toiou'to?. D-NSM
I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
dio; CONJ parakalw' V-PAI-1S uJma'? P-2AP kurw'sai V-AAN eij? PREP aujto;n P-ASM ajgavphn: N-ASF
The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
eij? PREP tou'to D-ASN ga;r CONJ kai; CONJ e~graya V-AAI-1S i&na CONJ gnw' V-2AAS-1S th;n T-ASF dokimh;n N-ASF uJmw'n, P-2GP eij COND eij? PREP pavnta A-APN uJphvkooiv A-NPM ejste. V-PXI-2P
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,
wJ'/ R-DSM dev CONJ ti X-ASN carivzesqe, V-PNI-2P kajgwv: P-1NS kai; CONJ ga;r CONJ ejgw; P-1NS oJ; R-ASN kecavrismai, V-RNI-1S ei~ COND ti X-ASN kecavrismai, V-RNI-1S dij PREP uJma'? P-2AP ejn PREP proswvpw/ N-DSN Xristou', N-GSM
in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
i&na CONJ mh; PRT pleonekthqw'men V-APS-1P uJpo; PREP tou' T-GSM Satana', N-GSM ouj PRT ga;r CONJ aujtou' P-GSM ta; T-APN nohvmata N-APN ajgnoou'men. V-PAI-1P
Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me,
jElqw;n V-2AAP-NSM de; CONJ eij? PREP th;n T-ASF Trw/avda N-ASF eij? PREP to; T-ASN eujaggevlion N-ASN tou' T-GSM Xristou', N-GSM kai; CONJ quvra? N-GSF moi P-1DS ajnew/gmevnh? V-RPP-GSF ejn PREP kurivw/, N-DSM
I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia.
oujk PRT e~schka V-RAI-1S a~nesin N-ASF tw'/ T-DSM pneuvmativ N-DSN mou P-1GS tw'/ T-DSM mh; PRT euJrei'n V-2AAN me P-1AS Tivton N-ASM to;n T-ASM ajdelfovn N-ASM mou, P-1GS ajlla; CONJ ajpotaxavmeno? aujtoi'? P-DPM ejxh'lqon eij? PREP Makedonivan. N-ASF
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.
Tw'/ T-DSM de; CONJ qew'/ N-DSM cavri? N-NSF tw'/ T-DSM pavntote ADV qriambeuvonti V-PAP-DSM hJma'? P-1AP ejn PREP tw'/ T-DSM Xristw'/ N-DSM kai; CONJ th;n T-ASF ojsmh;n N-ASF th'? T-GSF gnwvsew? N-GSF aujtou' P-GSM fanerou'nti V-PAP-DSM dij PREP hJmw'n P-1GP ejn PREP panti; A-DSM tovpw/: N-DSM
For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
o&ti CONJ Xristou' N-GSM eujwdiva N-NSF ejsme;n V-PXI-1P tw'/ T-DSM qew'/ N-DSM ejn PREP toi'? T-DPM sw/zomevnoi? V-PPP-DPM kai; CONJ ejn PREP toi'? T-DPM ajpollumevnoi?, V-PEP-DPM
To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task?
oiJ'? R-DPM me;n PRT ojsmh; N-NSF ejk PREP qanavtou N-GSM eij? PREP qavnaton, N-ASM oiJ'? R-DPM de; CONJ ojsmh; N-NSF ejk PREP zwh'? N-GSF eij? PREP zwhvn. N-ASF kai; CONJ pro;? PREP tau'ta D-APN tiv? I-NSM iJkanov?; A-NSM
Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, like men sent from God.
ouj PRT gavr CONJ ejsmen V-PXI-1P wJ? ADV oiJ T-NPM polloi; A-NPM kaphleuvonte? V-PAP-NPM to;n T-ASM lovgon N-ASM tou' T-GSM qeou', N-GSM ajll# CONJ wJ? ADV ejx eijlikrineiva?, N-GSF ajll# CONJ wJ? ADV ejk PREP qeou' N-GSM katevnanti ADV qeou' N-GSM ejn PREP Xristw'/ N-DSM lalou'men. V-PAI-1P
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