2 Corinthians 2
But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same
which is made sorry by me?||
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.||
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.||
But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I
may not overcharge you all.||
Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.||
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest
perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.||
Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.||
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you,
whether ye be obedient in all things.||
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;||
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door
was opened unto me of the Lord,||
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.||
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.||
(2:15a) "We are unto God a sweet savour."|
Saved people smell good to God.
(2:15b) "In them that perish"
Does hell exist?
For we are unto God a
sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
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?
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.