But I determined this in my selfe, yt I would not come againe to you in heauynesse.
For if I make you sorie, who is he yt shoulde make me glad, but the same which is made sorie by me?
And I wrote this same vnto you, lest when I came, I shoulde take heauynesse of them of whom I ought to reioyce.
This confidence haue I toward you all, that my ioy is [the ioy] of you all.
For in great affliction and anguishe of heart, I wrote vnto you with many teares, not that ye shoulde be made sorie, but that ye myght perceaue the loue which I haue, most specially vnto you.
But yf any man hath caused sorowe, the same hath not made me sorie, but partly, lest I shoulde greeue you all.
It is sufficient vnto the same man that he was rebuked of many.
So that nowe contrarywise, ye ought rather to forgeue hym, and comforte hym, lest that same person shoulde be swallowed vp with ouermuche heauynesse.
Wherfore I pray you, that you would confirme your loue towardes hym.
For this cause veryly did I write, that I myght knowe the profe of you, whether ye be obedient in all thynges.
To whom ye forgeue any thyng, I forgeue also.
For if I forgaue any thing, to whom I forgaue it, for your sakes forgaue I it, in the sight of Christe.
Lest Satan shoulde circumuent vs: For his thoughtes are not vnknowen vnto vs.
Furthermore, when I came to Troada, to [preache] Christes Gospell, and a doore was opened vnto me of the lorde,
I had no rest in my spirite, because I founde not Titus my brother, but toke my leaue of them, and went away into Macedonia.
Nowe thankes be vnto God, whiche alwayes geueth vs the victorie in Christe, and openeth the sauour of his knowledge by vs in euery place.
For we are vnto God the sweete sauour of Christe in them that are saued, and in them which perisshe.
To the one part [are we] the sauour of death, vnto death: and vnto the other part [are we] the sauour of lyfe vnto lyfe.
And who is meete vnto these thynges?
For we are not as many are, whiche chop & chaunge with the word of God: but as of purenesse of God, in the syght of God, so speake we in Christe.