2 Corinthians 2:1-10 NIV

1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you.

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2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved?

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3 I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.

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4 For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.

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Forgiveness for the Offender

5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent—not to put it too severely.

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6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient.

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7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

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8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.

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10 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,