» 2 Corinthians 1

¶ 2 Corinthians 1 v1-2

{ heart }   [C2] 1v1

Paul an apostle of JESUS CHRIST
by the will of GOD, and Timothy our brother,
unto the church of GOD which is at Corinth,
with all the Saints, which are in all Achaia:

{ heart }   [C2] 1v2

Grace be to you and peace, from GOD our FATHER,
and from the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

¶ 2 Corinthians 1 v3-7

{ heart }   [C2] 1v3

Blessed be GOD,
even the FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, the FATHER of mercies, and the GOD of all comfort,

{ heart }   [C2] 1v4

WHO comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble, by the comfort,
wherewith we ourselves are comforted of GOD.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v5

For as the sufferings of CHRIST abound in us,
so our consolation also aboundeth by CHRIST.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v6

And whether we be afflicted,
it is for your consolation and salvation,
which is effectual in the enduring
of the same sufferings, which we also suffer:
or whether we be comforted,
it is for your consolation, and salvation.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v7

And our hope of you is steadfast,
knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings,
so shall ye be also of the consolation.

¶ 2 Corinthians 1 v8-11

{ heart }   [C2] 1v8

For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant
of our trouble which came to us in Asia,
that we were pressed out of measure, above strength,
insomuch that we despaired even of life.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v9

But we had the sentence of death in ourselves,
that we should not trust in ourselves,
but in GOD WHICH raiseth the dead.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v10

WHO delivered us from so great a death,
and doth deliver:
in WHOM we trust that HE will yet deliver us:

{ heart }   [C2] 1v11

You also helping together by prayer for us,
that for the gift bestowed upon us
by the means of many persons,
thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

¶ 2 Corinthians 1 v12-14

{ heart }   [C2] 1v12

For our rejoicing is this,
the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity,
and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom,
but by the grace of GOD,
we have had our conversation in the world,
and more abundantly to youwards.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v13

For we write none other things unto you,
than what you read or acknowledge,
and I trust you shall acknowledge even to the end.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v14

As also ye have acknowledged us in part,
that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours,
in the day of the LORD JESUS.

¶ 2 Corinthians 1 v15-22

{ heart }   [C2] 1v15

And in this confidence I was minded
to come unto you before,
that ye might have a second benefit:

{ heart }   [C2] 1v16

And to pass by you into Macedonia,
and to come again out of Macedonia unto you,
and of you to be brought on my way toward Judea.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v17

When I therefore was thus minded,
did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose,
do I purpose according to the flesh,
that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?

{ heart }   [C2] 1v18

But as GOD is true, our word toward you,
was not yea and nay.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v19

WHO was preached among you by us,
even by me, and Silvanus and Timothy,
was not yea, and nay, but in HIM, was yea.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v20

For all the promises of GOD in HIM are yea,
and in HIM Amen, unto the glory of GOD by us.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v21

Now HE WHICH establisheth us with you,
in CHRIST, and hath anointed us, is GOD,

{ heart }   [C2] 1v22

WHO hath also sealed us,
and given the earnest of the SPIRIT in our hearts.

¶ 2 Corinthians 1 v23-24

{ heart }   [C2] 1v23

Moreover, I call GOD for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

{ heart }   [C2] 1v24

Not for that we have dominion over your faith,
but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

» 2 Corinthians 2

¶ 2 Corinthians 2 v1-4

{ heart }   [C2] 2v1

But I determined this with myself,

 ‘That I would not come again to you in heaviness’.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v2

For if I make you sorry,
who is he then that maketh me glad,
but the same which is made sorry by me.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v3

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.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v4

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart,
I wrote unto you with many tears,
not that you should be grieved,
but that ye might know the love
which I have more abundantly unto you.

¶ 2 Corinthians 2 v5-11

{ heart }   [C2] 2v5

But if any have caused grief,
he hath not grieved me, but in part:
that I may not overcharge you all.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v6

Sufficient to such a man is this punishment,
which was inflicted of many.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v7

So that contrariwise,
ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him,
lest perhaps, such a one should be swallowed up
with overmuch sorrow.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v8

Wherefore, I beseech you,
that ye would confirm your love towards him.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v9

For to this end also did I write,
that I might know the proof of you,
whether ye be obedient in all things.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v10

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,

{ heart }   [C2] 2v11

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant of His devices.

¶ 2 Corinthians 2 v12-17

{ heart }   [C2] 2v12

Furthermore when I came to Troas, to preach

 ‘CHRIST'S Gospel,’ 

And a door was opened unto me of the LORD,

{ heart }   [C2] 2v13

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.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v14

Now thanks be unto GOD,
WHICH always causeth us to triumph in CHRIST,
and maketh manifest the savor of HIS knowledge
by us in every place.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v15

For we are unto GOD, a sweet savor of CHRIST,
in them that are saved, and in them that perish.

{ heart }   [C2] 2v16

To the one we are the savor of death unto death;
and to the other, the savor of life unto life:
and who is sufficient for these things?

{ heart }   [C2] 2v17

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 Corinthians 3

¶ 2 Corinthians 3 v1-4

{ heart }   [C2] 3v1

Do we begin again to commend ourselves?
or need we, as some others,
epistles of commendation to you,
or letters of commendation from you?

{ heart }   [C2] 3v2

Ye are our epistle written in our hearts,
known and read of all men.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v3

Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared
to be the epistle of CHRIST ministered by us,
written not with ink,
but with the SPIRIT of the living GOD,
not in tables of stone,
but in fleshy tables of the heart.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v4

And such trust have we through CHRIST
to GODward:

{ heart }   [C2] 3v5

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves
to think any thing as of ourselves:
but our sufficiency is of GOD:

{ heart }   [C2] 3v6

WHO also hath made us able ministers
of the new Testament, not of the letter, but of the spirit:
for the letter killeth, but the SPIRIT giveth life.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v7

But if the ministration of death written,
and engraven in stones, was glorious,
so that the children of Israel
could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses,
for the glory of his countenance,
which glory was to be done away:

{ heart }   [C2] 3v8

How shall not the ministration of the SPIRIT,
be rather glorious?

{ heart }   [C2] 3v9

For if the ministration of condemnation be glory,
much more doth the ministration of righteousness
exceed in glory.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v10

For even that which was made glorious,
had no glory in this respect
by reason of the glory that excelleth.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v11

For if that which is done away, was glorious,
much more that which remaineth is glorious.

¶ 2 Corinthians 3 v12-18

{ heart }   [C2] 3v12

Seeing then that we have such hope,
we use great plainness of speech.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v13

And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face,
that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look
to the end of that which is abolished;

{ heart }   [C2] 3v14

But their minds were blinded:
for until this day remaineth the same veil,
untaken away, in the reading of the old Testament:
which veil is done away in CHRIST.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v15

But even unto this day, when Moses is read,
the veil is upon their heart.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v16

Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the LORD,
the veil shall be taken away.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v17

and where the SPIRIT of the LORD is,
there is liberty.

{ heart }   [C2] 3v18

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass
the glory of the LORD,
are changed into the same image, from glory to glory,
even as by the SPIRIT of the LORD.

» 2 Corinthians 4

¶ 2 Corinthians 4 v1-6

{ heart }   [C2] 4v1

Therefore, seeing we have this ministry,
as we have received mercy we faint not:

{ heart }   [C2] 4v2

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty,
not walking in craftiness,
nor handling the word of GOD deceitfully,
but by manifestation of the truth,
commending ourselves to every man's conscience,
in the sight of GOD.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v3

But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

{ heart }   [C2] 4v4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them who believe not,
lest the light of the glorious Gospel of CHRIST,
WHO is the image of GOD, should shine unto them.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v5

For we preach not ourselves,
and ourselves your servants for JESUS' sake.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v6

For GOD, WHO commanded the light
to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of GOD,
in the face of JESUS CHRIST.

¶ 2 Corinthians 4 v7-12

{ heart }   [C2] 4v7

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellency of the power may be of GOD,
and not of us.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v8

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair,

{ heart }   [C2] 4v9

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v10

Always bearing about in the body,
the dying of the LORD JESUS,
that the life also of JESUS
might be made manifest in our body.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v11

For we which live,
are always delivered unto death for JESUS' sake,
that the life also of JESUS
might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v12

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

¶ 2 Corinthians 4 v13-15

{ heart }   [C2] 4v13

We having the same spirit of faith,
according as it is written,

I believed, and therefore have I spoken:

We also believe, and therefore speak.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v14

Knowing that HE WHICH raised up
the LORD JESUS, shall raise up us also by JESUS,
and shall present us with you.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v15

For all things are for your sakes,
that the abundant grace might,
through the thanksgiving of many,
redound to the glory of GOD.

¶ 2 Corinthians 4 v16-18

{ heart }   [C2] 4v16

For which cause we faint not,
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

{ heart }   [C2] 4v17

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment,
worketh for us
a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,

{ heart }   [C2] 4v18

While we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen:
for the things which are seen, are temporal,
but the things which are not seen, are eternal.

» 2 Corinthians 5

¶ 2 Corinthians 5 v1-10

{ heart }   [C2] 5v1

For we know, that if our earthly house
of this tabernacle were dissolved,
we have a building of GOD,
an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v2

For in this we groan earnestly,
desiring to be clothed upon with our house,
which is from heaven.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v3

If so be that being clothed
we shall not be found naked.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v4

For, we that are in this tabernacle, do groan,
being burdened, not for that we would be unclothed,
but clothed upon,
that mortality might be swallowed up of life.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v5

Now HE THAT hath wrought us for the selfsame thing
is GOD, WHO also hath given unto us
the earnest of the SPIRIT.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v6

Therefore we are always confident,
knowing that whilest we are at home in the body,
we are absent from the LORD.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v7

(For we walk by faith, not by sight.)

{ heart }   [C2] 5v8

 ‘We are confident,’ 

I say,

 ‘And willing rather to be absent from the body,
and to be present with the LORD’.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v9

Wherefore we labor, that whether present or absent,
we may be accepted of HIM.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v10

For we must all appear before the judgment seat
that every one may receive the things done in his body,
according to that he hath done,
whether it be good or bad.

¶ 2 Corinthians 5 v11-21

{ heart }   [C2] 5v11

Knowing therefore the terror of the LORD,
we persuade men;
but we are made manifest unto GOD, and I trust also,
are made manifest in your consciences.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v12

For we commend not ourselves again unto you,
but give you occasion to glory on our behalf,
that ye may have somewhat to answer them,
which glory in appearance, and not in heart.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v13

For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to GOD:
or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v14

For the love of CHRIST constraineth us,
because we thus judge:
that if ONE died for all, then were all dead:

{ heart }   [C2] 5v15

And that HE died for all, that they which live,
should not henceforth live unto themselves,
but unto HIM WHICH died for them, and rose again.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v16

Wherefore henceforth know we no man,
after the flesh:
yea, though we have known CHRIST after the flesh,
yet now henceforth know we HIM no more.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v17

Therefore if any man be in CHRIST,
he is a new creature: old things are past away,
behold, all things are become new.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v18

And all things are of GOD,
WHO hath reconciled us to HIMSELF
and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation,

{ heart }   [C2] 5v19

To wit, that GOD was in CHRIST,
reconciling the world unto HIMSELF,
not imputing their trespasses unto them,
and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v20

Now then we are ambassadors for CHRIST,
as though GOD did beseech you by us;
we pray you in CHRIST'S stead,
that be ye reconciled to GOD.

{ heart }   [C2] 5v21

For HE hath made HIM to be sin for us,
WHO knew no sin,
that we might be made the righteousness of GOD
in HIM.

» 2 Corinthians 6

¶ 2 Corinthians 6 v1-10

{ heart }   [C2] 6v1

We then, as workers together with HIM,
beseech you also,
that ye receive not the grace of GOD in vain.

{ heart }   [C2] 6v2

(For HE saith,

I have heard thee in a time accepted,
and in the day of salvation have I succored thee:

Behold, now is the accepted time,
behold, now is the day of salvation)

{ heart }   [C2] 6v3

Giving no offence in any thing,
that the ministry be not blamed:

{ heart }   [C2] 6v4

But in all things approving ourselves,
as the ministers of GOD, in much patience,
in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

{ heart }   [C2] 6v5

In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults,
in labors, in watchings, in fastings,

{ heart }   [C2] 6v6

By pureness, by knowledge,
by longsuffering, by kindness,
by the HOLY SPIRIT, by love unfeigned,

{ heart }   [C2] 6v7

By the word of truth, by the power of GOD,
by the armor of righteousness,
on the right hand, and on the left,

{ heart }   [C2] 6v8

By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report,
as deceivers and yet true:

{ heart }   [C2] 6v9

As unknown, and yet well known:
as dying, and behold, we live:
as chastened, and not killed:

{ heart }   [C2] 6v10

As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing:
as poor, yet making many rich:
as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

¶ 2 Corinthians 6 v11-13

{ heart }   [C2] 6v11

O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you,
our heart is enlarged.

{ heart }   [C2] 6v12

Ye are not straitened in us,
but ye are straitened in your own bowels.

{ heart }   [C2] 6v13

Now for a recompense in the same,
(I speak as unto my children), be ye also enlarged.

¶ 2 Corinthians 6 v14-18

{ heart }   [C2] 6v14

Be ye not unequally yoked together
with unbelievers:
for what fellowship hath righteousness
with unrighteousness?
and what communion hath light with darkness?

{ heart }   [C2] 6v15

And what concord hath CHRIST with Belial?
or what part hath he that believeth, with an infidel?

{ heart }   [C2] 6v16

And what agreement hath the temple of GOD
with idols? for ye are the temple of the living GOD,
as GOD hath said,

I will dwell in them, and walk in them,
and I will be their GOD,
and they shall be MY people.

{ heart }   [C2] 6v17

Wherefore come out from among them,
and be ye separate,

Saith the LORD,

And touch not the unclean thing,
and I will receive you,

{ heart }   [C2] 6v18

And will be a FATHER unto you,
and ye shall be MY sons and daughters,


» 2 Corinthians 7

¶ 2 Corinthians 7 v1

{ heart }   [C2] 7v1

Having therefore these promises
(dearly beloved) let us cleanse ourselves
from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit,
perfecting holiness in the fear of GOD.

¶ 2 Corinthians 7 v2-12

{ heart }   [C2] 7v2

Receive us, we have wronged no man,
we have corrupted no man,
we have defrauded no man.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v3

I speak not this to condemn you:
for I have said before,

 ‘That ye are in our hearts to die and live with you’.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v4

Great is my boldness of speech toward you,
great is my glorying of you, I am filled with comfort,
I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v5

For when we were come into Macedonia,
our flesh had no rest,
but we were troubled on every side;
without were fightings, within were fears.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v6

Nevertheless, GOD THAT comforteth those
that are cast down,
comforted us by the coming of Titus.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v7

And not by his coming only,
but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted
in you, when he told us your earnest desire,
your mourning, your fervent mind toward me,
so that I rejoiced the more.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v8

For though I made you sorry with a letter,
I do not repent, though I did repent: For I perceive

 ‘That the same epistle hath made you sorry,
though it were but for a season’.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v9

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry,
but that ye sorrowed to repentance:
for ye were made sorry after a godly manner,
that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v10

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation
not to be repented of,
but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v11

For behold this selfsame thing that ye sorrowed
after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you,
yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation,
yea what fear, yea what vehement desire,
yea what zeal, yea what revenge;
In all things ye have approved yourselves
to be clear in this matter.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v12

Wherefore, though I wrote unto you,
I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong,
nor for his cause that suffered wrong,
but that our care for you in the sight of GOD
might appear unto you.

¶ 2 Corinthians 7 v13-16

{ heart }   [C2] 7v13

Therefore we were comforted in your comfort,
yea and exceedingly the more joyed we
for the joy of Titus,
because his spirit was refreshed by you all.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v14

For if I have boasted any thing to him of you,
I am not ashamed;
but as we spake all things to you in truth,
even so our boasting which I made before Titus,
is found a truth.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v15

And his inward affection is more abundant toward you,
whilest he remembereth the obedience of you all,
how with fear and trembling ye received him.

{ heart }   [C2] 7v16

I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you
in all things.

» 2 Corinthians 8

¶ 2 Corinthians 8 v1-15

{ heart }   [C2] 8v1

Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit
of the grace of GOD
bestowed on the churches of Macedonia,

{ heart }   [C2] 8v2

How that in a great trial of affliction,
the abundance of their joy, and their deep poverty,
abounded unto the riches of their liberality.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v3

For to their power (I bear record)
yea, and beyond their power
they were willing of themselves:

{ heart }   [C2] 8v4

Praying us with much entreaty,
that we would receive the gift,
and take upon us the fellowship
of the ministering to the Saints.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v5

And this they did, not as we hoped,
but first gave their own selves to the LORD,
and unto us by the will of GOD.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v6

Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun,
so he would also finish in you, the same grace also.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v7

Therefore (as ye abound in every thing,
in faith, and utterance, and knowledge,
and in all diligence, and in your love to us)
see that ye abound in this grace also.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v8

I speak not by commandment,
but by occasion of the forwardness of others,
and to prove the sincerity of your love.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v9

For ye know the grace of our LORD
JESUS CHRIST, that though HE was rich,
yet for your sakes HE became poor,
that ye through HIS poverty might be rich.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v10

And herein I give my advice:
for this is expedient for you, who have begun before,
not only to do, but also to be forward a year ago.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v11

Now therefore perform the doing of it,
that as there was a readiness to will,
so there may be a performance also
out of that which you have.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v12

For if there be first a willing mind,
it is accepted according to that a man hath,
and not according to that he hath not.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v13

For I mean not that other men be eased,
and ye burdened:

{ heart }   [C2] 8v14

But by an equality: that now at this time
your abundance may be a supply for their want,
that their abundance also may be a supply
for your want, that there may be equality,

{ heart }   [C2] 8v15

As it is written,

He that had gathered much, had nothing over,
and he that had gathered little, had no lack.

¶ 2 Corinthians 8 v16-24

{ heart }   [C2] 8v16

But thanks be to GOD
WHICH put the same earnest care
into the heart of Titus for you.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v17

For indeed he accepted the exhortation,
but being more forward,
of his own accord he went unto you.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v18

And we have sent with him the brother,
whose praise is in the Gospel,
throughout all the churches.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v19

And not that only,
but who was also chosen of the churches
to travel with us
with this grace which is administered by us
to the glory of the SAME LORD,
and declaration of your ready mind.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v20

Avoiding this, that no man should blame us
in this abundance which is administered by us,

{ heart }   [C2] 8v21

Providing for honest things,
not only in the sight of the LORD,
but in the sight of men.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v22

And we have sent with them our brother,
whom we have oftentimes proved diligent
in many things, but now much more diligent,
upon the great confidence which I have in you.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v23

Whether any do enquire of Titus;
he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you:
or our brethren be enquired of,
they are the messengers of the churches,
and the glory of CHRIST.

{ heart }   [C2] 8v24

Wherefore show ye to them, and before the churches,
the proof of your love,
and of our boasting on your behalf.

» 2 Corinthians 9

¶ 2 Corinthians 9 v1-5

{ heart }   [C2] 9v1

For as touching the ministering to the Saints,
it is superfluous for me to write to you.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v2

For I know the forwardness of your mind,
for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia,
that Achaia was ready a year ago,
and your zeal hath provoked very many.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v3

Yet have I sent the brethren,
lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf,
that as I said,

 ‘Ye may be ready’.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v4

Lest happily if they of Macedonia come with me,
and find you unprepared,
we (that we say not, you) should be ashamed
in this same confident boasting.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v5

Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort
the brethren, that they would go before unto you,
and make up beforehand your bounty,
whereof ye had notice before,
that the same might be ready,
as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.

¶ 2 Corinthians 9 v6-15

{ heart }   [C2] 9v6

But this I say,

 ‘He which soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly:
and he which soweth bountifully,
shall reap also bountifully’.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v7

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart,
so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity:
for GOD loveth a cheerful giver.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v8

And GOD is able to make all grace abound
towards you,
that ye always having all sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every good work,

{ heart }   [C2] 9v9

(As it is written:

HE hath dispersed abroad:
HE hath given to the poor:
HIS righteousness remaineth forever.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v10

Now HE THAT ministereth seed to the sower,
both minister bread for your meat,
and multiply your seed sown,
and increase the fruits of your righteousness)

{ heart }   [C2] 9v11

Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness,
which causeth through us thanksgiving to GOD.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v12

For the administration of this service,
not only supplieth the want of the Saints,
but is abundant also
by many thanksgivings unto GOD,

{ heart }   [C2] 9v13

Whiles by the experiment of this ministration
they glorify GOD
for your professed subjection unto the Gospel
and for your liberal distribution unto them,
and unto all men:

{ heart }   [C2] 9v14

And by their prayer for you, which long after you
for the exceeding grace of GOD in you.

{ heart }   [C2] 9v15

Thanks be unto GOD for HIS unspeakable gift.

» 2 Corinthians 10

¶ 2 Corinthians 10 v1-6

{ heart }   [C2] 10v1

Now I Paul myself beseech you,
by the meekness and gentleness of CHRIST,
who in presence am base among you,
but being absent, am bold toward you:

{ heart }   [C2] 10v2

But I beseech you,
that I may not be bold when I am present,
with that confidence wherewith I think to be bold
against some, which think of us,
as if we walked according to the flesh.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v3

For though we walk in the flesh,
we do not war after the flesh:

{ heart }   [C2] 10v4

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal,
but mighty through GOD
to the pulling down of strongholds.)

{ heart }   [C2] 10v5

Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of GOD,
and bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of CHRIST:

{ heart }   [C2] 10v6

And having in a readiness to revenge
all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

¶ 2 Corinthians 10 v7-11

{ heart }   [C2] 10v7

Do ye look on things after the outward appearance?
if any man trust to himself, that he is CHRIST'S,
let him of himself think this again,
that as he is CHRIST'S, even so are we CHRIST'S.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v8

For though I should boast somewhat more
of our authority
(which the LORD hath given us for edification,
and not for your destruction) I should not be ashamed:

{ heart }   [C2] 10v9

That I may not seem as if I would terrify you
by letters.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v10

 ‘For his letters,’ 

Say they,

 ‘Are weighty and powerful,
but his bodily presence is weak,
and his speech contemptible’.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v11

Let such an one think this:
that such as we are in word by letters,
when we are absent,
such will we be also in deed when we are present.

¶ 2 Corinthians 10 v12-18

{ heart }   [C2] 10v12

For we dare not make ourselves of the number,
or compare ourselves
with some that commend themselves:
but they measuring themselves by themselves,
and comparing themselves amongst themselves,
are not wise.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v13

But we will not boast of things without our measure,
but according to the measure of the rule,
which GOD hath distributed to us,
a measure to reach even unto you.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v14

For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure
as though we reached not unto you,
for we are come as far as to you also, in preaching

 ‘The Gospel of CHRIST’.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v15

Not boasting of things without our measure,
that is, of other men's labors,
but having hope, when your faith is increased,
that we shall be enlarged by you,
according to our rule abundantly.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v16

To preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you,
and not to boast in another man's line of things
made ready to our hand.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v17

But he that glorieth, let him glory in the LORD.

{ heart }   [C2] 10v18

For, not he that commendeth himself is approved,
but whom the LORD commendeth.

» 2 Corinthians 11

¶ 2 Corinthians 11 v1-6

{ heart }   [C2] 11v1

Would to GOD you could bear with me a little
in my folly, and indeed bear with me.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v2

For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy,
for I have espoused you to one HUSBAND,
that I may present you as a chaste virgin to CHRIST.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v3

But I fear lest by any means,
as the Serpent beguiled Eve through His subtlety,
so your minds should be corrupted
from the simplicity that is in CHRIST.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v4

For if he that cometh preacheth another JESUS
whom we have not preached,
or if ye receive another spirit,
which ye have not received,
or another Gospel, which ye have not accepted,
ye might well bear with him.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v5

For, I suppose,
I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v6

But though I be rude in speach, yet not in knowledge;
but we have been thoroughly made manifest
among you in all things.

¶ 2 Corinthians 11 v7-15

{ heart }   [C2] 11v7

Have I committed an offence in abasing myself
that you might be exalted,
because I have preached to you
the Gospel of GOD freely?

{ heart }   [C2] 11v8

I robbed other churches,
taking wages of them to do you service.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v9

And when I was present with you, and wanted,
I was chargeable to no man:
For that which was lacking to me,
the brethren which came from Macedonia supplied,
and in all things
I have kept myself from being burdensome to you,
and so will I keep myself.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v10

As the truth of CHRIST is in me,
no man shall stop me of this boasting
in the regions of Achaia.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v11

Wherefore? because I love you not? GOD knoweth.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v12

But what I do, that I will do,
that I may cut off occasion from them
which desire occasion, that wherein they glory,
they may be found even as we.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v13

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of CHRIST.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v14

And no marvel, for Satan Himself is transformed
into an Angel of light.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v15

Therefore it is no great thing if His ministers
also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness,
whose end shall be according to their works.

¶ 2 Corinthians 11 v16-33

{ heart }   [C2] 11v16

I say again,

 ‘Let no man think me a fool;
if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me,
that I may boast myself a little.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v17

That which I speak, I speak it not after the LORD,
but as it were foolishly, in this confidence of boasting.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v18

Seeing that many glory after the flesh,
I will glory also.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v19

For ye suffer fools gladly,
seeing ye yourselves are wise.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v20

For ye suffer if a man bring you into bondage,
if a man devour you, if a man take of you,
if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v21

I speak as concerning reproach,
as though we had been weak:
howbeit, wherein soever any is bold,
I speak foolishly, I am bold also.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v22

Are they Hebrews? so am I:
are they Israelites? so am I:
are they the seed of Abraham? so am I:

{ heart }   [C2] 11v23

Are they ministers of CHRIST?
I speak as a fool, I am more:
in labors more abundant: in stripes above measure:
in prisons more frequent: in deaths oft.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v24

Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes
save one.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v25

Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned,
thrice I suffered shipwreck,
a night and a day I have been in the deep.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v26

In journeying often, in perils of waters,
in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen,
in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city,
in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea,
in perils among false brethren,

{ heart }   [C2] 11v27

In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often,
in hunger and thirst, in fastings often,
in cold and nakedness.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v28

Beside those things that are without,
that which cometh upon me daily,
the care of all the churches.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v29

Who is weak, and I am not weak?
who is offended, and I burn not?

{ heart }   [C2] 11v30

If I must needs glory,
I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v31

The GOD and FATHER of our LORD
JESUS CHRIST, WHICH is blessed for evermore,
knoweth that I lie not.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v32

In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king,
kept the city with a garrison,
desirous to apprehend me.

{ heart }   [C2] 11v33

And through a window in a basket was I let down,
by the wall, and escaped his hands.

» 2 Corinthians 12

¶ 2 Corinthians 12 v1-10

{ heart }   [C2] 12v1

It is not expedient for me, doubtless, to glory,
I will come to visions and revelations of the LORD.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v2

I knew a man in CHRIST above fourteen years ago
whether in the body, I cannot tell,
or whether out of the body, I cannot tell, GOD knoweth:
such a one, caught up to the third heaven.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v3

And I knew such a man
(whether in the body, or out of the body,
I cannot tell, GOD knoweth.)

{ heart }   [C2] 12v4

How that he was caught up into paradise,
and heard unspeakable words,
which it is not lawful for a man to utter.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v5

Of such a one will I glory,
yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v6

For though I would desire to glory,
I shall not be a fool: for I will say the truth.
But now I forbear, lest any man should think of me
above that which he seeth me to be,
or that he heareth of me:

{ heart }   [C2] 12v7

And lest I should be exalted above measure
through the abundance of the revelations,
there was given to me a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan to buffet me,
lest I should be exalted above measure.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v8

For this thing I besought the LORD thrice,
that it might depart from me.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v9

And HE said unto me,

MY grace is sufficient for thee:
for MY strength is made perfect in weakness.

Most gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities,
that the power of CHRIST may rest upon me.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v10

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches,
in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses
for CHRIST'S sake:
for when I am weak, then am I strong.

¶ 2 Corinthians 12 v11-18

{ heart }   [C2] 12v11

I am become a fool in glorying,
ye have compelled me.
For I ought to have been commended of you:
for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles,
though I be nothing.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v12

Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you
in all patience,
in signs and wonders, and mighty deeds.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v13

For what is it wherein ye were inferior
to other churches,
except it be that I myself was not burdensome to you?
forgive me this wrong.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v14

Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you,
and I will not be burdensome to you;
for I seek not yours, but you:
for the children ought not to lay up for the parents,
but the parents for the children.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v15

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you,
though the more abundantly I love you,
the less I be loved.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v16

But be it so: I did not burden you:
nevertheless being crafty, I caught you with guile.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v17

Did I make a gain of you by any of them,
whom I sent unto you?

{ heart }   [C2] 12v18

I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother:
did Titus make a gain of you?
Walked we not in the same spirit?
walked we not in the same steps?

¶ 2 Corinthians 12 v19-21

{ heart }   [C2] 12v19

Again, think you that we excuse ourselves
unto you? we speak before GOD in CHRIST:
but we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.

{ heart }   [C2] 12v20

For I fear lest when I come,
I shall not find you such as I would,
and that I shall be found unto you
such as ye would not,
lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes,
back-bitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults,

{ heart }   [C2] 12v21

And lest when I come again,
my GOD will humble me among you,
and that I shall bewail many
which have sinned already,
and have not repented of the uncleanness
and fornication, and lasciviousness
which they have committed.

» 2 Corinthians 13

¶ 2 Corinthians 13 v1-10

{ heart }   [C2] 13v1

This is the third time I am coming to you:
in the mouth of two or three witnesses
shall every word be established.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v2

I told you before,
and foretell you as if I were present the second time,
and being absent,
now I write to them which heretofore have sinned,
and to all other, that if I come again I will not spare:

{ heart }   [C2] 13v3

Since ye seek a proof of CHRIST speaking in me,
WHICH to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v4

For though HE was crucified through weakness,
yet HE liveth by the power of GOD:
for we also are weak in HIM,
but we shall live with HIM
by the power of GOD toward you.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v5

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith:
prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves,
how that JESUS CHRIST is in you,
except ye be reprobates?

{ heart }   [C2] 13v6

But I trust that ye shall know
that we are not reprobates.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v7

Now I pray to GOD that ye do no evil,
not that we should appear approved,
but that ye should do that which is honest,
though we be as reprobates.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v8

For we can do nothing against the truth,
but for the truth.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v9

For we are glad when we are weak,
and ye are strong:
and this also we wish, even your perfection.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v10

Therefore I write these things being absent,
lest being present I should use sharpness,
according to the power which the LORD hath given me
to edification, and not to destruction.

¶ 2 Corinthians 13 v11-14

{ heart }   [C2] 13v11

Finally, brethren, farewell: Be perfect,
be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace,
and the GOD of love and peace shall be with you.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v12

Greet one another with an holy kiss.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v13

All the Saints salute you.

{ heart }   [C2] 13v14

The grace of the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
and the love of GOD,
and the communion of the HOLY GHOST,
be with you all. Amen.

The second epistle to the Corinthians,
was written from Philippos a city of Macedonia,
by Titus and Lucas.