Parallel Verses

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.

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:

Holman Bible

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

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 ascends] to God, [discernible both] 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:

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! He always leads us triumphantly by the Messiah and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of knowing him. 15 To God we are the aroma of the Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost. 16 To some people we are a deadly fragrance, while to others we are a living fragrance. Who is qualified for this?



Cross References

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the message about the cross is nonsense to those who are being destroyed, but it is God's power to us who are being saved.

Ezekiel 20:41

"When I will have brought you from among the people and have gathered you from the lands where you were scattered, I'll accept you as a pleasing aroma. I'll reveal my holiness among you, and the entire world will see it.

Ephesians 5:2

Live lovingly, just as the Messiah also loved us and gave himself for us as an offering and sacrifice, a fragrant aroma to God.

Philippians 4:18

I have been paid in full and have more than enough. I am fully supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus what you sent a fragrant aroma, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

Genesis 8:21

When the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, he told himself, "I will never again curse the land because of human beings even though human inclinations remain evil from youth nor will I destroy every living being ever again, as I've done.

Exodus 29:25

Then you are to take them from their hands and send them up in smoke on the altar on top of the burnt offering for a soothing aroma in the LORD's presence. It is an offering by fire to the LORD.

Isaiah 49:5-6

"And now, says the LORD, who formed you from the womb as his servant to bring Jacob back to him so that Israel might be gathered to him and I am honored in the LORD's sight and my God has been my help

2 Corinthians 4:3-4

So if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are dying.

2 Thessalonians 2:10

and every type of evil to deceive those who are dying, those who refused to love the truth that would save them.

Exodus 29:18

and send up the whole ram in smoke on the altar. It is a burnt offering to the LORD; it's a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the LORD.

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