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10 If you forgive anyone for anything, I also forgive him—for indeed what I have forgiven (if I have forgiven anything) I did so for you in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we may not be exploited[a] by Satan (for we are not ignorant of his schemes). 12 Now when I arrived in Troas[b] to proclaim the gospel of Christ, even though the Lord had opened[c] a door of opportunity[d] for me,

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 2:11 tn Or “be taken advantage of.”
  2. 2 Corinthians 2:12 sn Troas was a city and region in the northwest corner of Asia Minor.
  3. 2 Corinthians 2:12 tn This has been translated as a concessive participle (“even though”). The passive construction (“a door of opportunity had been opened for me by the Lord”) has been converted to an active one in the translation for clarity.
  4. 2 Corinthians 2:12 tn Grk “a door”; the phrase ἀνοίγω θύραν (anoigō thuran, “to open a door”) is an idiom meaning “to make possible some opportunity” (L&N 71.9).

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