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2:1 But I determined this for myself, that I would not come to you again in sorrow.
2:2 For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me?
2:3 And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn`t have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all.
2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you.
2:5 But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I not press too heavily) to you all.
2:6 Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the many;
2:7 so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.
2:8 Therefore I beg you to confirm your love toward him.
2:9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether you are obedient in all things.
2:11 that no advantage may be gained over us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.
2:13 I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn`t find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.
2:15 For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;