2 For I have determined unto myself this—Not again in grief to come unto you.
2 For if I grieve you Who then is he that is to gladden me,—Save he who is being grieved through me;
3 And I wrote this very thing—Lest if I came I should have grief from those over whom I had need to rejoice,—Having confidence in you all That my joy is the joy of you all.
4 For out of much tribulation and anguish of heart wrote I unto you through many tears,—Not that ye might be grieved But that the love ye might know which I have very abundantly unto you.
5 Now if anyone hath caused grief Not unto me hath he caused grief, But—that I may not bear too heavily—unto you all.
6 Sufficient unto such a one the punishment itself which [was inflicted] by the many;
7 So that on the contrary ye should forgive and encourage, Lest by any means by his excessive grief such a one should be swallowed up.
8 Wherefore I beseech you assure him of love;
9 For to this end I also wrote,—That I might know the proof of you Whether in all things ye are obedient.
10 Now to whom ye forgive anything I also; For I also what I have forgiven, if anything I have forgiven For your sake in the person of Christ [have I forgiven it].
11 Lest we should be overreached by Satan, For of his thoughts we are not ignorant.
12 Moreover although I came unto Troas for the glad-message of the Christ, and a door for me had been opened in the Lord
13 I had no relief in my spirit because I found not Titus my brother; But taking my leave of them I came away into Macedonia.
14 But unto God be thanks Who ever leadeth us in triumph in the Christ, And the fragrance of the knowledge of him maketh manifest through us in every place
15 That of Christ a grateful odour are we unto God,—In them who are being saved, And in them who are being lost:
16 In these indeed a fragrance out of death into death, But in those a fragrance out of life into life. And for these things who is sufficient?
17 For we are not as the many driving a petty trade with the word of God; But as of sincerity But as of God before God In Christ we speak.