1 But I have determined this in myself, that I will not with sorrow again come to you.
2 For if I grieve you, who shall refresh me, but he whom I had grieved?
3 And I have written to you this very, lest when I come they grieve me, they who ought to refresh me. But I confide in you, that my joy is that of all of you.
4 And from great affliction and anxiety of heart I wrote those things to you with many tears, not that you might grieve, but (also) that you might know the abundant love I have towards you.
5 But if any one hath caused grief, he hath not grieved me (only), but a part of you all: that the word may not weigh upon you.
6 But sufficient for him was this chastisement, which was from many.
7 And now on the other hand it behoves you to forgive him and console him, lest he who is such an one be swallowed up of excessive grief.
8 Therefore I entreat of you to confirm to him your love.
9 On this account also I have written, to ascertain by experiment whether in every thing you will obey me.
10 But to whom you forgive, I also. For I, too, what I have forgiven, have on your account forgiven in the presence of the Meshiha:
11 lest Satana get the advantage of you; for we know his devices.
12 WHEN, in preaching the gospel of the Meshiha, I had come to Troas, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,
13 I had no rest in my spirit because I found not Titos my brother. But leaving them, I went forth to Makedunia.
14 But thanks unto Aloha, who in all time maketh us a triumph in the Meshiha, and maketh manifest by us the perfume of his knowledge in every place.
15 For we are a fragrant perfume in the Meshiha unto Aloha in those who are saved, and in those who perish.
16 To these as a perfume of death unto death, and to those as a perfume of life unto life. And unto these who is equal?
17 For we are not as the rest who commix the word of Aloha; but as in truth, and as from Aloha, before Aloha in the Meshiha do we speak.