2 Corinthians 2:12-17 NIV

Ministers of the New Covenant

12 Now when I went to Troas1 to preach the gospel of Christ2 and found that the Lord had opened a door3 for me,

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13 I still had no peace of mind,4 because I did not find my brother Titus5 there. So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia.6

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14 But thanks be to God,7 who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance8 of the knowledge9 of him.

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15 For we are to God the aroma10 of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.11

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16 To the one we are the smell of death;12 to the other, the fragrance of life. And who is equal to such a task?13

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17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit.14 On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity,15 like men sent from God.16

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