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

  • Dewey J
    Foxyrock, if you read the second book of Corinthians you will see that the church leaders obeyed St. Paul's instructions of 1 Cor. and excommunicated that member for a season. But when he truly repented of his sins Paul instructed that church to receive him back into the fold of the church 2 Cor. 2:7, 8. Glory be to God in the highest. Amen!
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - "Now thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ ..... "
  • Irene123
    We are all one in Jesus Christ - IF we are in Him, and He in us. He can only be 'in us' spiritually - through the infilling of His Holy Spirit by following Acts2:38. Yes, it's by believing (faith) in what Acts 2:38 says. I looked up 'faith' in the Bible, Jas. ch. 2; it tells all about what faith is. It's not just Rom. 10:13; it's also v. 14 and Heb. 10:25 - " ... not forsaking the assembling ... "
  • Steve morrow
    Isaiah 53:11 HE shall see of the travail of HIS soul and shall be satisfied --- by HIS knowledge shall MY righteous servant justify many for HE shall bear their iniquities-------EPHESIANS 1:17 THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --THE FATHER--OF GLORY MAY GIVE UNTO YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM ------- 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6 FOR GOD WHO COMMANDED THE LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS HATH SHINED IN OUR HEARTS TO GIVE---THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE---OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE ISAIAH 11:2 AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SHALL REST UPON HIM THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL AND MIGHT --- THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD 1 CORINTHIANS 2:4 AND MY SPEECH AND MY PREACHING WAS NOT WITH ENTICING WORDS OF MANS WISDOM BUT IN DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT AND OF POWER 2:5 THAT YOUR FAITH SHOULD NOT STAND IN THE WISDOM OF MEN BUT IN THE POWER OF GOD
  • Lilian
    I determine this to myself that I will not come back to you with heaviness. Thank you Jesus for your word. I believe you Jesus coz you are faithful to your words and promises. You have come to give us life in abundance and by your grace we are saved and by YOUR BLOOD WE ARE PARDONED AND SINS ARE FORGIVEN OUR JOB NOW IS TO PRAISE YOU AND WORSHIP YOU ALONE HELP ME LORD TOBE BORN AGAIN In my life AMN
  • Bruce
    Jeremy: 2Corinthians5:17 impossible to not know that the spirit is living within