2 Corinthians 7

Paul Reveals His Heart

1Therefore, having these promises a  beloved b  let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 c  Make room for us in your hearts; we wronged no one, we corrupted no one, we took advantage of no one. 3I do not speak to condemn you, for I have said d  before that you are e  in our hearts to die together and to live together. 4Great is my f  confidence
Lit toward
in you; great is my h  boasting on your behalf. I am filled with i  comfort; I am overflowing with j  joy in all our affliction.

5For even when we came into k  Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were l  afflicted on every side: m  conflicts without, fears within. 6But n  God, who comforts the
Or humble
depressed, p  comforted us by the coming of q  Titus;
7and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced even more. 8For though I r  caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it— for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while 9I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything
Lit from
through us.
10For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a t  repentance
Or leading to a salvation without regret
without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.
11For behold what earnestness this very thing, this
Lit sorrow according to God
godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what w  longing, what zeal, what x  avenging of wrong! In everything you y  demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
12So although z  I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of aa  the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God. 13For this reason we have been ab  comforted.

And besides our comfort, we rejoiced even much more for the joy of ac  Titus, because his ad  spirit has been refreshed by you all.
14For if in anything I have ae  boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before af  Titus proved to be the truth. 15His
Lit inward parts
affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the ah  obedience of you all, how you received him with ai  fear and trembling.
16I rejoice that in everything aj  I have confidence in you.
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