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2 Corinthians 2 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

And I ordained this [same] thing at me, that I should not come again in heaviness to you [in sorrow to you].

For if I make you sorry, who is he that gladdeth me, but he that is sorrowful of me?

And this same thing I wrote to you, that when I come, I have not sorrow on sorrow, of the which it behooved me to have joy. And I trust in you all, that my joy is of all you[a].

For of much tribulation and anguish of heart I wrote to you by many tears, not that ye be sorry, but that ye know what charity I have more plenteously in you.

For if any man hath made me sorrowful, he hath not made me sorrowful but a part [he hath not made me sorrowful but in part], that I charge not you all.

This blaming that is made of many, sufficeth to him, that is such one [that is such a manner man];

so that on the contrary ye rather forgive and comfort, lest peradventure he that is such a manner man, be swallowed up [be sopped up, or despair,] by more great heaviness.

For which thing I beseech you, that ye confirm charity into him.

For why therefore [and] I wrote this, that I know your proof, whether in all things ye be obedient.

10 For to whom ye have forgiven any thing, also I have forgiven. For I, that that I forgave, if I forgave any thing, have forgiven for you in the person of Christ,

11 that we be not deceived of Satan; for we know his thoughts. [that we be not deceived of Satan; soothly we unknow not his thoughts.]

12 But when I was come to Troas [Forsooth when I had come to Troas] for the gospel of Christ, and a door was opened to me in the Lord,

13 I had not rest to my spirit, for I found not my brother Titus, but I said to them farewell, and I passed into Macedonia. [I had not rest in my spirit, for I found not my brother Titus, but I saying to them farewell, passed into Macedonia.]

14 And I do thankings to God, that evermore maketh us to have victory in Christ Jesus, and showeth by us the odour of his knowing in each place;[b]

15 for we be the good odour of Christ to God, among these that be made safe, and among these that perish. [for we be the good odour, or savour, of Christ to God, in these that be made safe, and in these that perish.]

16 To others soothly odour of death into death [Soothly to others we be odour of death into death], but to the others we be odour of life into life. And to these things who is so able?

17 For we be not as many, that do adultery by the word of God, but we speak of cleanness, as of God, before God in Christ. [Soothly we be not as full many, adulterating the word of God, but of cleanness, but as of God, before God in Christ we speak.]

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 2:3 that when I shall come, I have not sorrow upon sorrow, of them of whom it behooved me to have joy. Trusting in you all, that my joy is of you all
  2. 2 Corinthians 2:14 Therefore be thankings to God, that ever maketh us to have victory in Christ Jesus, and showeth by us the odour, or savour/or sweetness, of his knowing in each place;

2 Corinthians 2 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

For by faith you stand. But I determined in myself that I would not come again to you in heaviness. For if I make you sorrowful, who is it that should make me glad, but the same who are made sorrowful by me? And I wrote this same epistle to you lest, if I went, I should be made sad by those of whom I ought to rejoice. Certainly this confidence I have in you all: that my joy is the joy of you all. For in great affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears – not to make you sorrowful, but so that you might perceive the love that I have most specially for you.

But if any man has caused grief, he has not grieved me but in part – lest I should overburden you all. It is enough for the same man that he was rebuked by many. So now, instead, you ought to forgive him, and comfort him, lest that same person should be swallowed up with overmuch heaviness. Therefore I exhort you, so that love may have the power over him.

For this reason also I wrote: to know the proof of you, whether you would be obedient in all things.

10 Whomever you forgive for anything, I forgive also. And if I forgive a person anything, I forgive it for your sakes in the place of Christ, 11 lest Satan should get the advantage of us. For his devices are not unknown to us.

12 When I had come to Troas for the sake of Christ’s gospel (and a great door was opened to me by the Lord), 13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother. So I took my leave of them and went away into Macedonia – 14 thanks be to God, who always gives us the victory in Christ, and opens the savour of the knowledge of him by us in every place. 15 For we are for God the sweet savour of Christ, both among those who are saved and also among those who are perishing. 16 To the one part we are the savour of death unto death, and to the other part we are the savour of life unto life.

And who is fit for these things? 17 For we are not as many are, who tamper with the word of God. But it is out of pureness, and by the power of God, and in the sight of God, that we speak in Christ.

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2 Corinthians 2 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

1 He excuseth his not coming unto them, 2 and privily reprehendeth them: 4 He showeth that such is his affection towards them, 5 that he never rejoiceth but when they are merry. 6 Perceiving the adulterer (whom he commanded to be delivered up to Satan) to repent, he requesteth that they forgive him. 13 He mentioneth his going into Macedonia.

But I determined thus in myself, that I would not come again to you in [a]heaviness.

For if I make you sorry, who is he then that should make me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

And I wrote this same thing unto you, lest when I came, I should take heaviness of them of whom I ought to rejoice: this [b]confidence have I in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

For in great affliction, and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears: not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might perceive the love which I have, specially unto you.

[c]And if any hath caused sorrow, the same hath not made [d]me sorry, but [e]partly (lest I should more [f]charge him) you all.

It is sufficient unto the same man, that he was rebuked of many.

So that now contrariwise ye ought rather to [g]forgive him, and comfort him, lest the same should be swallowed up with overmuch heaviness.

Wherefore, I pray you, that you would [h]confirm your love towards him.

For this cause also did I write: that I might know the proof of you, whether ye would be obedient in all things.

10 To whom ye forgive anything, I forgive also: for verily if I forgave anything, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the [i]sight of Christ,

11 Lest Satan should circumvent us: for we are not ignorant of his [j]enterprises.

12 [k]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 took my leave of them, and went away into Macedonia.

14 Now thanks be unto God, which always maketh us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the [l]savor of his knowledge by us in every place.

15 [m]For we are unto God the sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them which perish.

16 To the one we are the savor of death, unto death, and to the other the savor of life, unto life: [n]and who is sufficient for these things?

17 For we are not as many, which make [o]merchandise of the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Corinthians 2:1 Causing grief amongst you, which he should have done if he had come to them before they had repented them.
  2. 2 Corinthians 2:3 For I trusted that you would take that out of the way forewith, which you knew I was discontented with, considering how you are persuaded that my joy is your joy.
  3. 2 Corinthians 2:5 He passeth to another part of this Epistle: which notwithstanding is put amongst the first, whereunto he returneth afterward, and he handleth the releasing and unloosing of the incestuous person, because he seemed to have given sufficient testimony of his repentance: showing the true use of excommunication, to wit, that it proceed not of hatred, but of love, and so ends lest if we keep no measure, we serve Satan the devil.
  4. 2 Corinthians 2:5 As if he said, All that sorrow is so clean wiped away, as though he had never felt it.
  5. 2 Corinthians 2:5 As for me (saith Paul) I have no more to do with him.
  6. 2 Corinthians 2:5 Lest I should overcharge him, who is burdened enough of himself, which I would be glad were taken from him.
  7. 2 Corinthians 2:7 That whereas before you punished him sharply, you would now forgive him.
  8. 2 Corinthians 2:8 That at my entreaty, you would declare by the consent of the whole Church, that you take him again for a brother.
  9. 2 Corinthians 2:10 Truly and from the heart.
  10. 2 Corinthians 2:11 Of his mischievous counsel and devilish will.
  11. 2 Corinthians 2:12 He returneth to the confirmation of his Apostleship, and bringeth forth the testimonies, both of his labor, and also of God’s blessing.
  12. 2 Corinthians 2:14 He alludeth to the anointing of the Priests, and the incense of the sacrifices.
  13. 2 Corinthians 2:15 He denieth that ought should be taken away from the dignity of his Apostleship, because they saw evidently that it was not received with like success in every place, nay rather very many rejected and detested him, seeing that he preacheth Christ, not only as a Savior of them that believe, but also as a Judge of them that condemn him.
  14. 2 Corinthians 2:16 Again, he putteth away all suspicion of arrogance, attributing all things that he did, to the virtue of God, whom he serveth sincerely, and without all dishonest affection: whereof he maketh them witnesses even to verse 6 of the next chapter.
  15. 2 Corinthians 2:17 We do not handle it craftily and covetously, or less sincerely than we ought: and he useth a metaphor which is taken from hucksters, which used to play the false harlots with whatsoever cometh into their hands.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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2 Corinthians 2 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 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. 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.

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