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 2:14

  • Fabian Ali for verse 14
    He that is saved in Christ is empowered by the grace of God upon the saints to be triumphant in every situation and the joy of God is to display his wisdom through our weakness.
  • Portia Wadley for verse 14
    I am grateful to my Father, whom through His son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, my faith is strengthened with every test, trial, and tribulation. I acknowledge, proclaim, and declare it is through Christ that I am triumphant that I am victorious. No fight or battle is won without Him. Glory to God!
  • Terry Presley for verse 14
    In all things we should be grateful and always be appreciative for the small and the big will surface...........
  • MockingBird for verse 14
    God maketh manifest His knowledge by us when we triumph in Christ. His savour is sweet to some and bitter to others. but to us who are saved it is a triumphant salvation Triumph means we display the excellency of His Glory . We are a testimony !!! We are conqueros !!!
  • Chuks cyrus for verse 14
    God is respecting the covenant he had with Christ through us, by making us come out successful from every test and trial we face because of him, thereby displaying the reality, authenticity and beauty of his status as King of Kings and Lord of all in every place.