2nd Corinthians Chapter 2 Bible in Basic English

2nd Corinthians 2:1

But it was my decision for myself, not to come again to you with sorrow.

2nd Corinthians 2:2

For if I give you sorrow, who then will make me glad, but he who is made sad by me?

2nd Corinthians 2:3

And I said this very thing in my letter, for fear that when I came I might have sorrow from those from whom it was right for me to have joy; being certain of this, that my joy is the joy of you all.

2nd Corinthians 2:4

For out of much trouble and pain of heart and much weeping I sent my letter to you; not to give you sorrow, but so that you might see how great is the love which I have to you.

2nd Corinthians 2:5

But if anyone has been a cause of sorrow, he has been so, not to me only, but in some measure to all of you (I say this that I may not be over-hard on you).

2nd Corinthians 2:6

Let it be enough for such a man to have undergone the punishment which the church put on him;

2nd Corinthians 2:7

So that now, on the other hand, it is right for him to have forgiveness and comfort from you, for fear that his sorrow may be over-great.

2nd Corinthians 2:8

For which cause my desire is that you will make your love to him clear by your acts.

2nd Corinthians 2:9

And for the same reason I sent you a letter so that I might be certain of your desire to do my orders in all things.

2nd Corinthians 2:10

But if you give forgiveness to anyone, I do the same: for if I have given forgiveness for anything, I have done it because of you, in the person of Christ;

2nd Corinthians 2:11

So that Satan may not get the better of us: for we are not without knowledge of his designs.

2nd Corinthians 2:12

Now when I came to Troas for the good news of Christ, and there was an open door for me in the Lord,

2nd Corinthians 2:13

I had no rest in my spirit because Titus my brother was not there: so I went away from them, and came into Macedonia.

2nd Corinthians 2:14

But praise be to God who makes us strong to overcome in Christ, and makes clear through us in every place the value of the knowledge of him.

2nd Corinthians 2:15

For we are a sweet perfume of Christ to God in those who are getting salvation and in those who are going to destruction;

2nd Corinthians 2:16

To the one it is a perfume of death to death; to the other a perfume of life to life. And who is enough for such things?

2nd Corinthians 2:17

For we are not like the great number who make use of the word of God for profit: but our words are true, as from God, being said as before God in Christ.