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2 Corinthians 2 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But I determined this for myself, that I would not come again to you with sorrow. 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you.
2 For if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad but he that is made sorry 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 very thing, lest, when I came, I should have 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 unto you with many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly unto 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 But if any hath caused sorrow, he hath caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I press not too heavily) to 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 Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was [inflicted] by the many; 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him.
7 so that contrariwise ye should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his 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 to confirm [your] love toward him. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye are 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 But to whom ye forgive anything, I [forgive] also: for what I also have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, for your sakes [have I forgiven it] 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 that no advantage may be gained over us 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 Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when 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 relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth 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 But thanks be unto God, who always leadeth us in triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest through us the savor of his knowledge 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 a sweet savor 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 a savor from death unto death; to the other a savor from life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 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 the many, corrupting the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God, speak we in Christ. 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.