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

  • A disciple
    The vessels of the Lord must be clean and holy. All HAVE sinned; but all do not continue in sins! "Neither do I condemn you; go, and SIN NO MORE!" If a leader in the congregation sins, rebuke them before all, that others may fear; is the commandment. What is the reason for the sinning one not giving up the position as a leader? How did they fall? How did no one see it coming or were afraid to say?
  • Stephen
    1st Corinthians 5 is talking about a life style not a sin. You said if a man sin he cannot be a preacher. What about the verse that says for ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God. By the standard you stated no one can be a preacher. I see 1st Corithians as setting the Church in order and Second Corithians as teaching is to forgive.
  • Foxyrock 111
    1 corth 5 read to me that a man commit a sin he shouldn't be preacher
    it was PAUL who said the people in church overlook the sin of that man.
    Paul said by the Lord Jesus Christ he was in spirit to remove him. it is twice
    it is mention in five. read the bible don't be a partaker to another man sin.
    their was a third letter that was wrote that got lost. could have been what he talking
    about. go
  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. be aware of Satan and what he can do to our bodies. Satan always have to ask God for permission. Paul explains it well in his epistles.
  • 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 ..... "