Modern Literal Version
[2 Corinthians 2]

     2:1 But I decided this thing for myself, that I wished not to come to youĎ again in sorrow. 2:2For* if I make youĎ sorrowful, who is it who also makes me joyous except he who is made sorrowful from me? 2:3 And I wrote this same thing to youĎ, in order that, having come to youĎ, I might not have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in all of youĎ, that my joy is the joy of all of youĎ. 2:4 For* I wrote to youĎ out of much affliction and dismay of heart through many tears; not in order that youĎ should be made sorrowful, but that youĎ may know the love* that I have even-more toward youĎ.

     2:5 But if anyone has caused-sorrow, he has not caused-sorrow to me, (that* I may not burdenhim), but partially to youĎ all. 2:6 Sufficient to such a one is this penalty which was inflicted by the many; 2:7 so-that youĎ, rather instead, are to forgive* him and to encourage him, lest such a one might be swallowed up with his sorrow even-more. 2:8 Hence, I encourage youĎ to validate yourĎ love* toward him. 2:9 For* I even wrote *for this reason; in order that I might know the trial of youĎ, if youĎ are obedient in all things. 2:10 But to whom youĎ forgive* anything, I also forgive*. For* what I have also forgiven*, (him of whom I have forgiven* is because of youĎ), I have forgiven* in the face of Christ; 2:11 in order that we should not be taken-advantage of by the Adversary; for* we are not ignorant of his devices.

     2:12 Now when* I came to Troas *for the good-news of the Christ and when* a door had been opened to me in the Lord, 2:13 I had no relief in my spirit because I did not find Titus my brother, but when* I had bid farewell to them, I went forth into Macedonia.

     2:14 Now gratitude to God, who always makes us to triumph in the Christ and the aroma of his knowledge in every place is manifest through us. 2:15 Because we are a sweet-fragrance of Christ to God, in those who are saved and in those who are perishing; 2:16 to the one an aroma from death to death, but to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is sufficient in these things?2:17 For* we are not as the rest who are peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, in God's sight, we speak in Christ.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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