2 Corinthians 2:15
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New International Version
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

New Living Translation
Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God. But this fragrance is perceived differently by those who are being saved and by those who are perishing.

English Standard Version
For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,

Berean Study Bible
For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.

Berean Literal Bible
For we are a sweet perfume of Christ to God in those being saved and in those perishing:

New American Standard Bible
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

King James Bible
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For to God we are the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing.

International Standard Version
To God we are the aroma of the Messiah among those who are being saved and among those who are being lost.

NET Bible
For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing--

New Heart English Bible
For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we are a sweet fragrance to God in The Messiah among those who have life and among those who perish;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To God we are the aroma of Christ among those who are saved and among those who are dying.

New American Standard 1977
For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in those that are saved and in those that perish;

King James 2000 Bible
For we are unto God a sweet fragrance of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

American King James Version
For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

American Standard Version
For we are a sweet savor of Christ unto God, in them that are saved, and in them that perish;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For we are the good odour of Christ unto God, in them that are saved, and in them that perish.

Darby Bible Translation
For we are a sweet odour of Christ to God, in the saved and in those that perish:

English Revised Version
For we are a sweet savour of Christ unto God, in them that are being saved, and in them that are perishing;

Webster's Bible Translation
For we are to God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

Weymouth New Testament
For we are a fragrance of Christ grateful to God in those whom He is saving and in those who are perishing;

World English Bible
For we are a sweet aroma of Christ to God, in those who are saved, and in those who perish;

Young's Literal Translation
because of Christ a sweet fragrance we are to God, in those being saved, and in those being lost;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:12-17 A believer's triumphs are all in Christ. To him be the praise and glory of all, while the success of the gospel is a good reason for a Christian's joy and rejoicing. In ancient triumphs, abundance of perfumes and sweet odours were used; so the name and salvation of Jesus, as ointment poured out, was a sweet savour diffused in every place. Unto some, the gospel is a savour of death unto death. They reject it to their ruin. Unto others, the gospel is a savour of life unto life: as it quickened them at first when they were dead in trespasses and sins, so it makes them more lively, and will end in eternal life. Observe the awful impressions this matter made upon the apostle, and should also make upon us. The work is great, and of ourselves we have no strength at all; all our sufficiency is of God. But what we do in religion, unless it is done in sincerity, as in the sight of God, is not of God, does not come from him, and will not reach to him. May we carefully watch ourselves in this matter; and seek the testimony of our consciences, under the teaching of the Holy Spirit, that as of sincerity, so speak we in Christ and of Christ.
Study Bible
Triumph in Christ
14But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him. 15For we are to God the sweet aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 16To the one, we are an odor of death and demise; to the other, a fragrance that brings life. And who is qualified for such a task?…
Cross References
Numbers 15:3
then make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice to fulfill a special vow, or as a freewill offering or in your appointed times, to make a soothing aroma to the LORD, from the herd or from the flock.

Song of Solomon 1:3
"Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, Your name is like purified oil; Therefore the maidens love you.

Ezekiel 20:41
"As a soothing aroma I will accept you when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered; and I will prove Myself holy among you in the sight of the nations.

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

2 Corinthians 4:3
And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing.

Ephesians 5:2
and walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant sacrificial offering to God.

Philippians 4:18
I have all I need and more, now that I have received your gifts from Epaphroditus. They are a sweet smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.
Treasury of Scripture

For we are to God a sweet smell of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

a sweet.

Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, …

Exodus 29:18,25 And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar: it is a burnt offering …

Ezekiel 20:41 I will accept you with your sweet smell, when I bring you out from the people…

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

Philippians 4:18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus …

in them.

2 Corinthians 4:3,4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost…

Isaiah 49:5,6 And now, said the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, …

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; …

2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because …

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