2 Coríntios 2

1 But I have judged this with myself, not to come back to you in grief.

2 For if *I* grieve you, who also {is} it that gladdens me, if not he that is grieved through me?

3 And I have written this very {letter} {to you}, that coming I may not have grief from those from whom I ought to have joy; trusting in you all that my joy is {that} of you all.

4 For out of much tribulation and distress of heart I wrote to you, with many tears; not that ye may be grieved, but that ye may know the love which I have very abundantly towards you.

5 But if any one has grieved, he has grieved, not me, but in part (that I may not overcharge {you}) all of you.

6 Sufficient to such a one {is} this rebuke which {has been inflicted} by the many;

7 so that on the contrary ye should rather shew grace and encourage, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with excessive grief.

8 Wherefore I exhort you to assure him of {your} love.

9 For to this end also I have written, that I might know, by putting you to the test, if as to everything ye are obedient.

10 But to whom ye forgive anything, *I* also; for I also, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, {it is} for your sakes in {the} person of Christ;

11 that we might not have Satan get an advantage against us, for we are not ignorant of *his* thoughts.

12 Now when I came to Troas for the {publication of the} glad tidings of the Christ, a door also being opened to me in {the} Lord,

13 I had no rest in my spirit at not finding Titus my brother; but bidding them adieu, I came away to Macedonia.

14 But thanks {be} to God, who always leads us in triumph in the Christ, and makes manifest the odour of his knowledge through us in every place.

15 For we are a sweet odour of Christ to God, in the saved and in those that perish:

16 to the one an odour from death unto death, but to the others an odour from life unto life; and who {is} sufficient for these things?

17 For we do not, as the many, make a trade of the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, before God, we speak in Christ.

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