But I determinedthisafor my ownsake, that I 1would not come to you in sorrowagain.
For if I 2cause you sorrow, whothenmakes me glad but the one whom I madesorrowful ?
3This is the verything I 3wrote you, so that 4when I came, I would not havesorrow from those whoought to make me rejoice ; having5confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.
For out of muchaffliction and anguish of heart I 6wrote to you with manytears ; not so that you would be madesorrowful, but that you might know the lovewhich I haveespecially for you.
But 7ifany has causedsorrow, he has causedsorrow not to me, but in somedegree -bin order not to saytoomuch -to all of you.
6Sufficient for such a one is 8thispunishment which was inflicted by the majority,
7so that on the contrary you should rather9forgive and comfort him, otherwisesuch a one might be overwhelmed by excessivesorrow.
8Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.
For to this end also10I wrote, so that I might c11put you to the test, whether you are 12obedient in allthings.
But onewhom you forgiveanything, I forgive also ; for indeedwhat I have forgiven, if I have forgivenanything, I did it for your sakes13in the presence of Christ,
11so that noadvantage would be taken of us by 14Satan, for 15we are not ignorant of his schemes.
12Now when I came to 16Troas for the 17gospel of Christ and when a 18door was opened for me in the Lord,
I 19hadnorest for my spirit, not finding20Titus my brother ; but 21taking my leave of them, I went on to 22Macedonia.
1423But thanks be to God, who always24leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifeststhrough us the 25sweetaroma of the 26knowledge of Him in everyplace.
For we are a 27fragrance of Christ to Godamong28those who are being saved and amongthose who are perishing ;
1629to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is 30adequate for thesethings ?
For we are not likemany, d31peddling the word of God, but 32as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ33in the sight of God.