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II Corinthians 2, RSV

  
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2:1 For I made up my mind not to make you another painful visit.

2:2 For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained?

2:3 And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.

2:4 For I wrote you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

2:5 But if any one has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure -- not to put it too severely -- to you all.

2:6 For such a one this punishment by the majority is enough;

2:7 so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

2:8 So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.

2:9 For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything.

2:10 Any one whom you forgive, I also forgive. What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ,

2:11 to keep Satan from gaining the advantage over us; for we are not ignorant of his designs.

2:12 When I came to Tro'as to preach the gospel of Christ, a door was opened for me in the Lord;

2:13 but my mind could not rest because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I took leave of them and went on to Macedo'nia.

2:14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumph, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

2:15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,

2:16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?

2:17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word; but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

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