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2 Corinthians 1:152 Corinthians 2:11

D. Concerning the Apostle's Coming

1. Being One with Christ

15 And in this confidence I intended to acome to you previously that you might have 1double bgrace,

16 And through you to pass through into 1aMacedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you and be sent forward by you into bJudea.

17 This therefore intending, did I then use fickleness? Or the things which I purpose, do I purpose aaccording to the flesh, so that with me there should be Yes, yes and No, no?

18 1But as God is afaithful, our 2bword toward you is not yes and no.

19 1For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you through us, through me and 2Silvanus and Timothy, did not become yes and no, but our word has become ayes in Him.

20 1For as many apromises of God as there are, in 2Him is the 3Yes; therefore also through 2Him is 4the bAmen to God, 5for cglory through 6us to God.

21 1But the One who 2firmly attaches 3us 4with you unto 5Christ and has 6aanointed us is God,

22 He who has also 1asealed us and given the Spirit in our 2hearts as a 3bpledge.

2. The Reasons for the Delay

a. To Spare the Corinthians

23 But I call on God as a awitness 1against my bsoul that to 2cspare you I have not yet dcome to Corinth.

24 Not that we alord it over your faith, but we are fellow workers with you for your joy; for by 1faith you bstand.


b. Not to Come in Sorrow

1 But I 1determined this for myself, that I would not acome again to you in bsorrow.

2 For if I cause you sorrow, who then is the one who makes me glad, except the one who is made sorrowful by me?

3 And I 1awrote this very thing to you that when I come I would bnot have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice, having cconfidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.

4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I awrote to you through many btears, not that you would be made sorrowful but that you would know the clove which I have more abundantly toward you.

5 But if anyone has caused asorrow, he has not caused me to sorrow, but bin part (lest I 1lay too heavy a burden) all of you.

6 Sufficient for such a one is this apunishment by the majority,

7 So that on the contrary you should rather 1aforgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with excessive sorrow.

8 Therefore I exhort you to 1confirm your alove toward him.

9 For to this end also I awrote, that I might 1know your 2approvedness, whether you are bobedient in all things.

10 But whom you 1aforgive anything, I also 1forgive; for also what I have 2forgiven, if I have 2forgiven anything, it is for your sake in the 3person of Christ;

11 That we may not be taken advantage of by 1aSatan, for we are not bignorant of his 2cschemes.