Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

New American Standard Bible

For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

King James Version

For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

International Standard Version

To God we are the aroma of the Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost.

A Conservative Version

Because we are a fragrance of Christ to God, in those being saved and in those perishing:

American Standard Version

For we are a sweet savor of Christ unto God, in them that are saved, and in them that perish;

Amplified

For we are the sweet fragrance of Christ [which exhales] unto God, [discernible alike] among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing:

An Understandable Version

For we [i.e., through our preaching] are like a fragrant incense which goes up to God, [and spreads the knowledge] of Christ among both saved and lost people.

Anderson New Testament

For, through God, we are a sweet odor of Christ, among the saved, and among the lost:

Bible in Basic English

For we are a sweet perfume of Christ to God in those who are getting salvation and in those who are going to destruction;

Common New Testament

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,

Daniel Mace New Testament

for God is pleased to accept my christian labours, in favour both of those who are in a saving, and of those who are in a ruinous state:

Darby Translation

For we are a sweet odour of Christ to God, in the saved and in those that perish:

Godbey New Testament

because we are a sweet savour of Christ unto God, among those who are saved, and among those who perish;

Goodspeed New Testament

Yes, I am the fragrance of Christ to God, diffused among those who are being saved, and those who are perishing alike;

John Wesley New Testament

For we are to God a sweet odour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in those that are saved and in those that perish;

Julia Smith Translation

For we are to God a sweet odor of Christ, in the saved, and in the host:

King James 2000

For we are unto God a sweet fragrance of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,

Modern King James verseion

For we are to God a sweet savor of Christ, in those being saved, and in those being lost;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For we are unto God the sweet savor of Christ, both among them that are saved, and also among them which perish:

Moffatt New Testament

I live for God as the fragrance of Christ breathed alike on those who are being saved and on those who are perishing,

Montgomery New Testament

I am Christ's fragrance upwafted unto God, among those who are being saved and those who are perishing;

NET Bible

For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing --

New Heart English Bible

For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;

Noyes New Testament

For we are to God a sweet odor of Christ among those who are being saved, and those who are perishing;

Sawyer New Testament

for we are a sweet odor of Christ to God, in the saved and in the lost,

The Emphasized Bible

That, of Christ, a grateful odour, are we, unto God, - in them who are being saved, and in them who are being lost:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For we are a sweet odour of Christ to God in those who are saved, and in those who perish.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For we are the fragrance of Christ ascending to God--both among those who are in the path of Salvation and among those who are in the path to Ruin.

Webster

For we are to God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

Weymouth New Testament

For we are a fragrance of Christ grateful to God in those whom He is saving and in those who are perishing;

Williams New Testament

Indeed, I am the fragrance of Christ to God, alike for those who are being saved and for those who are perishing;

World English Bible

For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;

Worrell New Testament

because we are to God a sweet savor of Christ, in those who are being saved, and in those who are perishing;

Worsley New Testament

For we are the sweet odor of Christ unto God, in them that are saved, yea and in them that perish:

Youngs Literal Translation

because of Christ a sweet fragrance we are to God, in those being saved, and in those being lost;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

we are
ἐσμέν 
Esmen 
Usage: 50

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

εὐωδία 
Euodia 
Usage: 3

of Christ
Χριστός 
christos 
Usage: 557

in
ἐν 
En 
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128
Usage: 2128




which, who, the things, the son,
which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

σώζω 
Sozo 
Usage: 79

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

References

American

Images 2 Corinthians 2:15

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 2:15

Context Readings

A Ministry Of Life Or Death

14 But thanks be to God, who always puts us on display in Christ and through us spreads the aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 15 For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 16 To some we are an aroma of death leading to death, but to others, an aroma of life leading to life. And who is competent for this?



Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but it is God’s power to us who are being saved.

Ezekiel 20:41

When I bring you from the peoples and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, I will accept you as a pleasing aroma. And I will demonstrate My holiness through you in the sight of the nations.

Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us, a sacrificial and fragrant offering to God.

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything in full, and I have an abundance. I am fully supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you provided—a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

Genesis 8:21

When the Lord smelled the pleasing aroma, He said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, even though man’s inclination is evil from his youth. And I will never again strike down every living thing as I have done.

Exodus 29:25

Take them from their hands and burn them on the altar on top of the burnt offering, as a pleasing aroma before the Lord; it is a fire offering to the Lord.

Isaiah 49:5-6

And now, says the Lord,
who formed me from the womb to be His Servant,
to bring Jacob back to Him
so that Israel might be gathered to Him;
for I am honored in the sight of the Lord,
and my God is my strength—

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

But if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and with every unrighteous deception among those who are perishing. They perish because they did not accept the love of the truth in order to be saved.

Exodus 29:18

Then burn the whole ram on the altar; it is a burnt offering to the Lord. It is a pleasing aroma, a fire offering to the Lord.

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