2 Corinthians 2
Paul having shewn a motive of tenderness for not coming to Corinth, as also for writing his former epistle, declareth himself satisfied with the censure inflicted on the incestuous person, and desireth them to forgive and comfort him, as he himself had forgiven him in Christ's name. His uneasiness for not finding Titus at Troas had caused him to go forthwith into Macedonia. He blesseth God for the successfulness of his labours everywhere, professing his sincerity and disinterestedness before God.
1 BUT I determined this with myself, athat I would not come again to you in heaviness.
2 For bif I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
3 And cI wrote this same unto you, 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.
4 dFor 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 unto you.
5 eBut if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
6 Sufficient to such a man is this 1punishment, which was inflicted of many.
7 fSo that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
9 For to this end also did I write, gthat I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
10 hTo whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the 2person of Christ;
11 iLest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
12 Furthermore, when I came to jTroas to kpreach Christ's gospel, and la door was opened unto me of the Lord,
13 mI had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, nI went from thence into Macedonia.
14 oNow thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and pmaketh manifest the *savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
15 For we are unto God qa sweet *savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and rin them that perish:
16 sTo the one we are the *savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And twho is sufficient for these things?