2 Corinthians 2 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But I determined this with myself, to come to you again in sorrow. 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you.
2 For if I make you sorrowful, who is he then that can make me glad, but the same who is made sorrowful by me? 2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved?
3 And I wrote this same to you: that I may not, when I come, have sorrow upon sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice: having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. 3 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.
4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote to you with many tears: not that you should be made sorrowful: but that you might know the charity I have more abundantly towards you. 4 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.
5 And if any one have caused grief, he hath not grieved me: but in part, that I may not burden you all. 5 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.
6 To him who is such a one, this rebuke is sufficient, which is given by many. 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him.
7 So that on the contrary, you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
8 Wherefore, I beseech you that you would confirm your charity towards him. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
9 For to this end also did I write, that I may know the experiment of you, whether you be obedient in all things. 9 The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
10 And to whom you have pardoned any thing, I also. For, what I have pardoned, if I have pardoned any thing, for your sakes have I done it in the person of Christ: 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 That we be not overreached by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his devices. 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
12 And when I was come to Troas for the gospel of Christ and a door was opened unto me in the Lord, 12 Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me,
13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but bidding them farewell, I went into Macedonia. 13 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.
14 Now thanks be to God, who always maketh us to triumph in Christ Jesus and manifesteth the odour of his knowledge by us in every place. 14 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.
15 For we are the good odour of Christ unto God, in them that are saved and in them that perish. 15 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
16 To the one indeed the odour of death unto death: but to the others the odour of life unto life. And for these things who is so sufficient? 16 To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task?
17 For we are not as many, adulterating the word of God: but with sincerity: but as from God, before God, in Christ we speak. 17 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.