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2 Corinthians 2:9-17 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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9 It was for this purpose I wrote: so I may know your proven character, if you are obedient in everything. 9 The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
10 Now to whom you forgive anything, I do too. For what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, it is for you in the presence 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 so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his intentions. 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
12 When I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, a door was opened to me by 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 did not find my brother Titus, but I said good-bye to them and left for 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 But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ, and spreads through us in every place the scent of knowing Him. 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 to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 15 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
16 To some we are a scent of death leading to death, but to others, a scent of life leading to life. And who is competent for this? 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 like the many who make a trade in God's message [for profit], but as those with sincerity, we speak in Christ, as from God and before God. 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.