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

  • Jeremy
    I'm 30 and I just figured out what its all about reading this. C everyone keeps putting that thin line on what is reality and what is not. We r ALL one in Jesus Christ. U do have to b saved but by FAITH ALONE are we SAVED, take a moment n look up the word faith, than hit me back when ur done




  • Foxyrock
    is this referring to first Corinthian chapter 5 or another letter. twice it said to remove him.
    in 5. turn over to satan 3 time mention. god testen job.and paul turn one over to satan.and one here let me know. I believe he went straight to judgement.until the lord come back
  • Tori
    JC, Jesus said He stands at the door and knocks. You have opened that door and let Him in. The Spirit is forever sealed in you. It's not your love but the Love of God and our Savior Jesus Christ that sustains us. Acknowledge Him in all you do. Praise Him. Worship Him. Talk to Him. Study the Word. Your FOCUS should be on Jesus. (SPIRIT of God born in the flesh of Man).
  • Norm
    And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
  • Lu2677
    J. C. You have to be saved. Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace you are saved through faith, not of yourselves; it is the gift of God." Your promises mean nothing to God if he has not called you.
    Many are called, few are chosen.
  • J.C
    I'm VERY Unsettled. I've always wanted but could never grasp the spirit, even though I wanted and tried to, I just couldn't understand it. I'm 27 and i'm barely understanding because I'm searching for something that has to be there to guide me through a place i know, NOW, that I've been lost in all along. What else can I do To feel all of the love of the father? For I have promised my all to HIM!