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2 Corinthians 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Paul Urges Forgiveness

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:1 - But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:2 - For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me?
Forgive the Offender

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:3 - And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:4 - For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:5 - But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:6 - This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:7 - so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:8 - Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:9 - For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:10 - Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one[fn] for your sakes in the presence of Christ,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:11 - lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.
Triumph in Christ

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:12 - Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:13 - I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I departed for Macedonia.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:14 - Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:15 - For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:16 - To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 2:17 - For we are not, as so many,[fn] peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text reads For indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it.
M-Text reads the rest.
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