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10 Whomever you forgive anything, so do I. For indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for you in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we might not be taken advantage of by Satan, for we are not unaware of his purposes.(A)

Paul’s Anxiety.[a] 12 When I went to Troas for the gospel of Christ, although a door was opened for me in the Lord,(B) 13 [b]I had no relief in my spirit because I did not find my brother Titus.(C) So I took leave of them and went on to Macedonia.

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Footnotes

  1. 2:12–13 I had no relief: Paul does not explain the reason for his anxiety until he resumes the thread of his narrative at 2 Cor 7:5: he was waiting to hear how the Corinthians would respond to his letter. Since 2 Cor 7:5–16 describes their response in entirely positive terms, we never learn in detail why he found it necessary to defend and justify his change of plans, as in 2 Cor 1:15–24. Was this portion of the letter written before the arrival of Titus with his good news (2 Cor 7:6–7)?
  2. 2:13 Macedonia: a Roman province in northern Greece.

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