King James Version2 Corinthians2

2 Corinthians

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.