2 Corinthians 2:1-17, NLT
2 Corinthians 2
1So I decided that I would not bring you grief with another painful visit.
Forgiveness for the Sinner
5I am not overstating it when I say that the man who caused all the trouble hurt all of you more than he hurt me.
9I wrote to you as I did to test you and see if you would fully comply with my instructions.
12When I came to the city of Troas to preach the Good News of Christ, the Lord opened a door of opportunity for me.
Ministers of the New Covenant
14But thank God! He has made us his captives and continues to lead us along in Christ’s triumphal procession. Now he uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume.
17You see, we are not like the many hucksters*2:17 Some manuscripts read the rest of the hucksters. who preach for personal profit. We preach the word of God with sincerity and with Christ’s authority, knowing that God is watching us.