2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
2:1 But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow.

2:2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
2:2 For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me?

2:3 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.
2:3 And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.

2:4 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.
2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you.

2:5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
2:5 But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent--not to be too severe.

2:6 Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many.
2:6 This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man,

2:7 So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
2:7 so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow.

2:8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm [your] love toward him.
2:8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him.

2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
2:9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.

2:10 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;
2:10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,

2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
2:11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
2:12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,

2:13 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.
2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I departed for Macedonia.

2:14 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.
2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

2:15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
2:15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

2:16 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?
2:16 To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

2:17 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.
2:17 For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.