But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
For if I make you sorrowful, who is he then who maketh me glad, but the same who is made sorrowful by me?
And I wrote as I did unto you lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from those of whom I ought to rejoice, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears, not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly for you.
But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part" that I may not overburden you all.
Sufficient to such a man is this censure, which was inflicted by many,
so that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
Therefore I beseech you that you would confirm your love toward him.
For to this end also did I write, that I might have proof from you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
To whom ye forgive anything, I forgive also; for if I forgave anything, to whom I forgave it, I forgave it for your sakes in the person of Christ,
lest Satan should get an advantage over us. For we are not ignorant of his devices.
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's Gospel, and a door was opened unto me by the Lord,
I had no rest in my spirit because I found not Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
Now thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ and who maketh manifest through us the savor of His knowledge in every place.
For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in those who are saved and in those who perish:
to the one we are the savor of death unto death, and to the other the savor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
For we are not as many who corrupt the Word of God; but as out of sincerity, but as from God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.