2 Corinthians 2:14

“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now thankes bee vnto God, which alwayes causeth vs to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the sauour of his knowledge by vs in euery place.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thanks be unto God, who always leadeth us in triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest through us the savor of his knowledge in every place.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But praise be to God who makes us strong to overcome in Christ, and makes clear through us in every place the value of the knowledge of him.
- Basic English Bible

But thanks [be] to God, who always leads us in triumph in the Christ, and makes manifest the odour of his knowledge through us in every place.
- Darby Bible

Now thanks be to God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place.
- Webster's Bible

But to God be the thanks who in Christ ever heads our triumphal procession, and by our hands waves in every place that sweet incense, the knowledge of Him.
- Weymouth Bible

Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and reveals through us the sweet aroma of his knowledge in every place.
- World English Bible

And Y do thankyngis to God, that euere more makith vs to haue victorie in Crist Jhesu, and schewith bi vs the odour of his knowing in ech place;
- Wycliffe Bible

and to God [are] thanks, who at all times is leading us in triumph in the Christ, and the fragrance of His knowledge He is manifesting through us in every place,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:14


2:14 To triumph, implies not only victory, but an open manifestation of it. And as in triumphal processions, especially in the east, incense and perfumes were burned near the conqueror, the apostle beautifully alludes to this circumstance in the following verse: as likewise to the different effects which strong perfumes have upon different persons; some of whom they revive, while they throw others into the most violent disorders.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:14


2Co 2:14 Now thanks [be] to God. He did meet him there, and heard news that filled him with thankfulness. To triumph in Christ. A Roman triumph was given because of victory; God always gave the victory, through Christ, in the end. He had feared that Corinth would be an exception. Maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge. The figure is that of a sacrifice. A sweet-smelling savor was diffused by the offerings. So, through them everywhere, the knowledge of God was made known, and was grateful to the saved.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 2

  • Joe
    Please read M. Henry commentary, espcially 5-11. Churches and ministers have a fine line to walk where sin and forgivness are concerned - not too harsh and not too lax.
  • Michelle
    That is what is wrong with a lot of churches today, judgemental instead of forgiving and loving. Condemning rather than compassionate. Paul clearly states that but not choosing to act in love you push that poor person away and Satan attacks from every angle.
  • Beta
    It would been nice if you have a Facebook share. God say to share his word.
  • Michael Perez
    Many today use scripture out of context using them to their advantage because the is a a good scripture to manifest the power of God to mankind teaching us just to be thankful but the increase of knowledge brings evil .2 CORINTHIANS 2 : Verse 17 says more hoe scripture are used today to bound people not free them .... God came to show us what he could do for us not what we could do for him .
  • Deborah darby
    yes yes yes . victory is mines through Jesus Christ, my Lord and savior. All thanks and blessings to the father Jehovah
  • Gus joneslll
    As servants of God we must not only serve we must love , be strong in Spirit , but at the same time watch out for the things of the devil, but most of all show Gods love to evaryone.We must keep our ears open to God our heart , our minds to his word .