1But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in sadness. 2For if I make you sad, who can make me happy, but him whom I made sad? 3And I wrote this same thing to you, so that when I come to you I may not be made sad by those who ought to make me joyful, having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. 4For out of great affliction and anguish of heart I wrote you with many tears, not to make you feel distressed, but that you may know the abundant love I have for you.
5But if one has caused grief, he has not grieved me only, but to a certain degree all of you; therefore the news will not be a shock to you. 6The rebuke of many persons is sufficient for that man. 7So that from henceforth you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps he will be overcome with excessive grief. 8I beseech you, therefore, that you confirm your love toward him. 9For that is why I wrote you, that I might know by your word whether you are obedient in all things. 10To whom you forgive anything, I forgive also; for anything which I have forgiven, to whomever I forgave it, it is for your sakes I forgave it in the presence of Mashi’akh, 11lest HaSatan might take advantage of us; for we know his devices.
12Furthermore, when I came to Troas with HaB’sorah of Mashi’akh, and a gate was opened to me in יהוה , I13 could not rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; hence I took leave of them and left for Macedonia. 14Now thanks be to Elohim, who has made us in the pattern of Mashi’akh, and makes manifest the savor of His knowledge through us in every place. 15For we are a sweet savor to Elohim through Mashi’akh, in those who are saved and in those who perish; 16to the one the savor of death to Mavet; and to the other the savor of life to Khayim. And who is worthy of these things? 17For we are not like those who corrupt the D’var HaElohim; but according to the truth, and as men of Elohim, we speak through Mashi’akh in the sight of Elohim.
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