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1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? 3 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. 4 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. 5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all. 6 Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. 7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. 8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him. 9 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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1 Sarah R = "Paul refers here to a letter he wrote to the Corinthians regarding the correction of the church. Theologians are divided over whether this refers to the letter we have in 1 Corinthians or another letter that we do not have. If another letter was indeed lost, it was evidently not God's plan to have it included in our New Testament scriptures."
2 Deena E = "Unforgiveness is a device of evil. Paul says it gives Satan an advantage. "
3 Sarah R = "Troas - a Roman colony in the area of Macedonia."
4 Sarah R = ""The focus shifts in the second half of verse 15 from the effect of Paul's preaching on God (a sweet-smelling aroma of Christ) to its effect on his audience. Among those who are being saved, it is the fragrance of life, whereas among those who are perishing, it is the smell of death. Paul divides humanity into too groups: those on the road to salvation and those on the path to destruction (compare 1 Cor 1:18). Because of the cross, "too roads diverged in a wood"—to reapply Robert Frost's familiar words—and all of humanity past, present and future travels one road or the other. This is a sobering thought. There is no middle ground here. And if we preach anything else, we do not preach the gospel. Jesus employed essentially the same image when he said to his disciples, "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Mt 7:13-14)."- The IVP New Testament Commentary Series"
5 Sarah R = "The NIV translation states, "Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God."While Paul did depend on others for his basic needs of housing, food and so forth, he was not earning a profit from his preaching. He was not doing it in order to become rich. Rather, he preaches because he is compelled by the Spirit to share the gospel with others."