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2 Corinthians, Chapter 2

2:1 But I determined this for myself, that I would not come again to you+ with sorrow.
2:2 For if I make you+ sorry, who then is he who makes me glad but he who is made sorry by me?
2:3 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 all of you+, that my joy is [the joy] of all of you+.
2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you+ with many tears; not that you+ should be made sorry, but that you+ might know the love which I have more abundantly to you+.
2:5 But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I press not too heavily) to all of you+.
2:6 Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was [inflicted] by the many;
2:7 so that on the contrary you+ should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with too much sorrow.
2:8 Therefore I urge you+ to confirm [your+] love toward him.
2:9 For to this end also I wrote, that I might know the proof of you+, whether you+ are obedient in all things.
2:10 But to whom you+ forgive anything, I [forgive] also: for what I also have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, for your+ sakes [I have forgiven it] in the presence of Christ;
2:11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
2:12 Now when I came to Troas for the good news of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord,
2:13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.
2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and makes manifest through us the savor of his knowledge in every place.
2:15 For we are a sweet savor of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;
2:16 to the one a savor from death to death; to the other a savor from life to life. And who is sufficient for these things?
2:17 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, we speak in Christ.

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