|New International Version (© 2011)|
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and 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:
American Standard Version
For we are a sweet savor of Christ unto God, in them that are saved, and in them that perish;
Young's Literal Translation
because of Christ a sweet fragrance we are to God, in those being saved, and in those being lost;
2 Corinthians 2:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ - The apostle still alludes to the case of a triumph; the conqueror always represented the person of Jupiter; as even the heathens supposed that God alone could give the victory: and as the punishment of death was inflicted on some of the captives, who had often rebelled and broken leagues and covenants; so others were spared, made tributaries, and often became allies. Alluding to this, the apostle says: We are a sweet savour to God - we have fulfilled his will in faithfully proclaiming the Gospel, and fighting against sin. And as he has determined that those who believe shall be saved, and those who believe not shall perish, we are equally acceptable to him though we unsuccessfully preach the Gospel to some who obstinately reject it, and so perish, as we are in preaching to others who believe, and are saved.
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Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet smell; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake...
Exodus 29:18,25 And you shall burn the whole ram on the altar: it is a burnt offering to the LORD: it is a sweet smell...
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 the things which were sent from you, an odor of a sweet smell...
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, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered...
1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but to us which are saved it is the power of God.
2 Thessalonians 2:10 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth...
2 Corinthians 2:15 Parallel CommentariesAroma Christ Destruction Fragrance Getting Grateful Lost Odour Perfume Perish Perishing Salvation Saved Saving Savor Savour SweetAroma Christ Destruction Fragrance Getting Grateful Lost Odour Perfume Perish Perishing Salvation Saved Saving Savor Savour SweetTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Numbers 15:3 and you present to the LORD food offerings from the herd or the flock, as an aroma pleasing to the LORD--whether burnt offerings or sacrifices, for special vows or freewill offerings or festival offerings--
Song 1:3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!
Ezekiel 20:41 I will accept you as fragrant incense when I bring you out from the nations and gather you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will be proved holy through 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 the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Philippians 4:18 I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.