Parallel Bible results for 2 Corinthians 2

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2 Corinthians 2

TNIV 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. NIV 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. TNIV 2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? NIV 2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? TNIV 3 I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy. NIV 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. TNIV 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. NIV 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. TNIV 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. NIV 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. TNIV 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. NIV 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him. TNIV 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. NIV 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. TNIV 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. NIV 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. TNIV 9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. NIV 9 The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. TNIV 10 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven--if there was anything to forgive--I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, NIV 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, TNIV 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. NIV 11 in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. TNIV 12 Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, NIV 12 Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, TNIV 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. NIV 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. TNIV 14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. NIV 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. TNIV 15 For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. NIV 15 For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. TNIV 16 To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? NIV 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? TNIV 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, as those sent from God. NIV 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.