2 Corinthians 2:15
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English Standard Version
For we are the aroma 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:

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.

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;

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Vincent's Word Studies

A sweet savor of Christ (Χριστοῦ εὐωδία)

Compare Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18. As so often in Paul's writings, the figure shifts; the apostolic teachers themselves being represented as an odor, their Christian personality redolent of Christ. It is not merely a sweet odor produced by Christ, but Christ Himself is the savor which exhales in their character and work.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

a sweet.

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...

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, 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...

Cross References
Numbers 15:3
and you offer to the LORD from the herd or from the flock a food offering or a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering or at your appointed feasts, to make a pleasing aroma to the LORD,

Song of Solomon 1:3
your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.

Ezekiel 20:41
As a pleasing aroma I will accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you have been scattered. And I will manifest my holiness among you in the sight of the nations.

1 Corinthians 1:18
For the word of the cross is folly 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, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Philippians 4:18
I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

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