2 Corinthians 2 NAS

Reaffirm Your Love

1 But I determined this afor my own sake, that I 1would not come to you in sorrow again.

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    • n 2:1 - Or "as far as I am concerned"
      2 For if I 2cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful?

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      3 This is the very thing I 3wrote you, so that 4when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having 5confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.

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      4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I 6wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.

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      5 But 7if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degree -bin order not to say too much -to all of you.

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        • o 2:5 - Lit "so that I not be burdensome"
          6 Sufficient for such a one is 8this punishment which was inflicted by the majority,

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          7 so that on the contrary you should rather 9forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

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          8 Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.
          9 For to this end also 10I wrote, so that I might c11put you to the test, whether you are 12obedient in all things.

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            • p 2:9 - Lit "know the proof of you"
              10 But one whom you forgive anything, I forgive also; for indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes 13in the presence of Christ,

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              11 so that no advantage would be taken of us by 14Satan, for 15we are not ignorant of his schemes.

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              12 Now when I came to 16Troas for the 17gospel of Christ and when a 18door was opened for me in the Lord,

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              13 I 19had no rest for my spirit, not finding 20Titus my brother; but 21taking my leave of them, I went on to 22Macedonia.

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              14 23But thanks be to God, who always 24leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the 25sweet aroma of the 26knowledge of Him in every place.

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              15 For we are a 27fragrance of Christ to God among 28those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

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              16 29to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is 30adequate for these things?

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              17 For we are not like many, d31peddling the word of God, but 32as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ 33in the sight of God.

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