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2 Corinthians 2 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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In fact, I made up my mind about this:[fn] I would not come to you on another painful visit.[fn]

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For if I cause you pain, then who will cheer me other than the one being hurt by me?[fn]

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I wrote this very thing so that when I came I wouldn’t have pain from those who ought to give me joy, because I am confident about all of you that my joy will also be yours.

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For I wrote to you with many tears out of an extremely troubled and anguished heart — not that you should be hurt, but that you should know the abundant love I have for you.

  
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If anyone has caused pain, he has caused pain not so much to me but to some degree — not to exaggerate — to all of you.

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The punishment inflicted by the majority is sufficient for that person.

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As a result, you should instead forgive and comfort him. Otherwise, this one may be overwhelmed by excessive grief.

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Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him.

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I wrote for this purpose: to test your character to see if you are obedient in everything.

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If you forgive anyone, I do too. For what I have forgiven — if I have forgiven anything — it is for you in the presence of Christ.

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I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes.

  
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When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, the Lord opened a door for me.

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I had no rest in my spirit because I did not find my brother Titus, but I said good-bye to them and left for Macedonia.

  
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But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display[fn] in Christ[fn] and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.

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For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

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To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?

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For we are not like the many[fn] who market God’s message for profit. On the contrary, we speak with sincerity in Christ, as from God and before God.

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Lit not again in sorrow to come to you
Lit the one pained
Or always leads us in a triumphal procession, or always causes us to triumph
Lit in the Christ, or in the Messiah ; 1Co 15:22; Eph 1:10,12,20; 3:11
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