NASB — 2 Corinthians 2 — KJV

Reaffirm Your Love

1 But I determined this Ifor my own sake, that I awould not come to you in sorrow again. 2 For if I acause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful? 3 This is the very thing I awrote you, so that bwhen I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having cconfidence in you all that my joy would be [the joy] of you all. 4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I awrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.

[1] IOr as far as I am concerned a1Co 4:21; 2Co 12:21
[2] a2Co 7:8
[3] a2Co 2:9; 7:8, 12 b1Co 4:21; 2Co 12:21 cGa 5:10; 2Th 3:4; Phm 21
[4] a2Co 2:9; 7:8, 12

5 ¶ But aif any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degreeIin order not to say too much—to all of you. 6 Sufficient for such a one is athis punishment which [was inflicted] by the majority, 7 so that on the contrary you should rather aforgive and comfort [him], otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm [your] love for him. 9 For to this end also aI wrote, so that I might Ibput you to the test, whether you are cobedient in all things. 10 But one whom you forgive anything, I [forgive] also; for indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, [I did it] for your sakes ain the presence of Christ, 11 so that no advantage would be taken of us by aSatan, for bwe are not ignorant of his schemes.

[5] ILit so that I not be burdensome a1Co 5:1f
[6] a1Co 5:4f; 2Co 7:11
[7] aGa 6:1; Ep 4:32
[9] ILit know the proof of you a2Co 2:3f b2Co 8:2; Php 2:22 c2Co 7:15; 10:6
[10] a1Co 5:4; 2Co 4:6
[11] aMt 4:10 bLk 22:31; 2Co 4:4; 1P 5:8

12 ¶ Now when I came to aTroas for the bgospel of Christ and when a cdoor was opened for me in the Lord, 13 I ahad no rest for my spirit, not finding bTitus my brother; but ctaking my leave of them, I went on to dMacedonia.

[12] aAc 16:8 bRo 1:1; 2Co 4:3, 4; 8:18; 9:13; 10:14; 11:4, 7; 1Th 3:2 cAc 14:27
[13] a2Co 7:5 b2Co 7:6, 13f; 8:6, 16, 23; 12:18; Ga 2:1, 3; 2Ti 4:10; Tit 1:4 cMk 6:46 dRo 15:26

14aBut thanks be to God, who always bleads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the csweet aroma of the dknowledge of Him in every place. 15 For we are a afragrance of Christ to God among bthose who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16 ato the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is badequate for these things? 17 For we are not like many, Iapeddling the word of God, but bas from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ cin the sight of God.

[14] aRo 1:8; 6:17; 1Co 15:57; 2Co 8:16; 9:15 bCol 2:15 cSo 1:3; Ezk 20:41; Ep 5:2; Php 4:18 d1Co 12:8
[15] aSo 1:3; Ezk 20:41; Ep 5:2; Php 4:18 b1Co 1:18
[16] aLk 2:34; Jn 9:39; 1P 2:7f b2Co 3:5f
[17] IOr corrupting a2Co 4:2; Ga 1:6-9 b1Co 5:8; 2Co 1:12; 1Th 2:4; 1P 4:11 c2Co 12:19


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Having shewed the reason why he came not to them,

1 ¶ But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? 3 And I 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 For 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 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.

[1] Ac 11:29; 15:2, 37; 1Co 2:2; 4:21; 5:3; 2Co 1:15, 23; 2:4; 7:5; 12:20; 13:10; Tit 3:12.
[2] Ro 12:15; 1Co 12:26; 2Co 1:14; 11:29.
[3] 1Co 4:21; 5:1; 2Co 1:15; 7:6; 8:22; 12:11, 21; 13:1; Ga 5:10; Phm 1:21.
[4] Lv 19:17; Ps 119:136; Pv 27:5; Jr 13:15; Lk 19:41; Ro 9:2; 2Co 7:8, 12; 11:2; 12:15; Php 3:18.
[5] Pv 17:25; 1Co 5:1, 12; Ga 4:12; 5:10.

he requireth them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person,

6 Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many. 7 So 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, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.

[6] 1Co 5:4; 2Co 13:10; 1Ti 5:20.
[7] 2S 20:19; Ps 21:9; 56:1; 57:3; 124:3; Pv 1:12; 17:22; Is 28:7; 1Co 15:54; 2Co 5:4; 7:10; Ga 6:1; Ep 4:32; Php 2:27; Col 3:13; 1Th 4:13; 2Th 3:6, 14; He 12:12.
[8] Ga 5:13; 6:1, 10; Jde 1:22.
[9] Ex 16:4; Dt 8:2, 16; 13:3; 2Co 7:12, 15; 8:24; 10:6; Php 2:12, 22; 2Th 3:14; Phm 1:21.

even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him:

10 To 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 person of Christ; 11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

[10] Mt 18:18; Jn 20:23; 1Co 5:4; 2Co 5:20.
[11] 1Ch 21:1; Jb 1:11; 2:3, 5, 9; Zc 3:1; Lk 22:31; Jn 13:2; Ac 1:25; 1Co 7:5; 2Co 11:3, 14; Ep 6:11; 2Ti 2:25; 1P 5:8; Rv 2:24; 12:9; 13:8.

declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia,

12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord, 13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

[12] Ac 14:27; 16:8; 20:1, 8; 1Co 16:9; Col 4:3; Rv 3:7.
[13] Ac 20:1; 2Co 7:5; 8:6, 16, 23; 12:18; Ga 2:1, 3; 2Ti 4:10; Tit 1:4.

and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.

14 Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 16 To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

[14] Ps 106:47; 148:14; So 1:3; Ro 8:37; 15:19; 1Co 15:37; 2Co 1:11; 2:15; 8:16; 9:15; Ep 5:20; Col 1:6, 23; 1Th 3:9; Rv 7:12.
[15] Gn 8:21; Ex 29:18, 25; Is 49:5; Ezk 20:41; 1Co 1:18; 2Co 4:3; Ep 5:2; Php 4:18; 2Th 2:10.
[16] Lk 2:34; Jn 9:39; Ac 13:45; 20:26; 1Co 15:10; 2Co 3:5; 12:11; 1P 2:7.
[17] Jr 5:31; 23:27; Mt 24:24; Ac 20:20, 27; 2Co 1:12; 4:2; 11:13; 1Ti 1:19; 4:1; 2Ti 2:6; 4:3; Tit 1:11; He 11:27; 2P 2:1; 1Jn 4:1; 2Jn 1:7; Jde 1:4; Rv 2:14, 20; 12:9; 19:20.


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