2 Corinthians 1:15-2 Corinthians 2:4 - Paul Delays His Visit To Corinth

15 Because I was confident, I planned to come to you first so you might receive a double blessing. 16 I planned to leave you in order to go to Macedonia, and then come back to you from Macedonia, and let you send me on to Judea. 17 When I planned this, I did not do it lightly, did I? Are my plans so fickle that I can say "Yes" and "No" at the same time? 18 As certainly as God is faithful, we haven't talked to you with mixed messages like that. 19 For God's Son, Jesus the Messiah, who was preached among you by us by me, Silvanus, and Timothy was not "Yes" and "No." But with him it is always "Yes." 20 For all God's promises are "Yes" in him. And so through him we can say "Amen," to the glory of God. 21 Now the one who makes us and you as well secure in union with the Messiah and has anointed us is God, 22 who has placed his seal on us and has given us the Spirit in our hearts as a down payment.

23 I call upon God as a witness on my behalf that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth. 24 It is not that we are trying to rule over your faith, but rather to work with you for your joy, because you have been standing firm in the faith.

1 Now I decided not to pay you another painful visit. 2 After all, if I were to grieve you, who should make me happy but the person I am making sad? 3 This is the very reason I wrote you, so that when I did come I might not be made sad by those who should have made me happy. For I had confidence that all of you would share the joy that I have. 4 I wrote to you out of great sorrow and anguish of heart along with many tears not to make you sad but to let you know how much love I have for you.

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