2 Corinthians 71 Therefore, having these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Open your hearts to us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man. 3 I do not speak this to condemn you: for I have said before, that you are in our hearts to die with you and to live with you. 4 Great is my confidence in you, great is my pride in you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation. 5 For, when we had come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; fighting without, fears within. 6 But God, who comforts those who are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; 7 And not by his coming only, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced still more. 8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret: for I perceive that the letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while. 9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that your sorrow brought you to repentance: for you were made sorrowful in a godly manner, so that you suffered no harm from us. 10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation and leaves no regret: but the sorrow of the world produces death. 11 For behold what earnestness this godly sorrow has produced in you, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what readiness to punish wrongdoing! In all things you have shown yourselves to be innocent in this matter. 12 Therefore, though I wrote to you, I did not do it because of the one who committed the wrong, nor because of the one who suffered the wrong, but that your zeal for us might be revealed to you in the sight of God. 13 Therefore we are comforted. And besides our comfort, we especially rejoiced at the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. 14 For if I have boasted at all to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, even so our boasting to Titus has proved true. 15 And his inward affection abounds even more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him. 16 I rejoice that in all things I have confidence in you.
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