1 But I determined this with my selfe, that I would not come againe to you in heauinesse.
2 For if I make you sorie, who is hee then that maketh mee glad, but the same which is made sorie by me.
3 And I wrote this same vnto you, least when I came, I should haue sorrow from them of whome I ought to reioyce, hauing confidence in you all, that my ioy is the ioy of you all.
4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote vnto you with many teares, not that you should bee grieued, but that yee might knowe the loue which I haue more abundantly vnto you.
5 But if any haue caused griefe, hee hath not grieued mee, but in part: that I may not ouercharge you all.
6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
7 So that contrarywise, yee ought rather to forgiue him, and comfort him, lest perhaps, such a one should be swallowed vp with ouermuch sorrow.
8 Wherefore I beseech you, that you would confirme your loue towards him.
9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proofe of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
10 To whom yee forgiue any thing, I forgiue also: for if I forgaue any thing, to whom I forgaue it, for your sakes forgaue I it, in the person of Christ,
11 Lest Satan should get an aduantage of vs: for wee are not ignorant of his deuices.
12 Furthermore when I came to Troas, to preach Christs Gospel, and a doore was opened vnto mee of the Lord,
13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother, but taking my leaue of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
14 Now thankes bee vnto God, which alwayes causeth vs to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the sauour of his knowledge by vs in euery place.
15 For wee are vnto God, a sweet sauour of Christ, in them that are saued, and in them that perish.
16 To the one wee are the sauour of death vnto death; and to the other, the sauour of life vnto life: and who is sufficient for these things?
17 For wee are not as many which corrupt the word of God: but as of sinceritie, but as of God, in the sight of God speake we in Christ.