2 Corinthians 2:5-11 NIV

Forgiveness for the Sinner

5 If anyone has caused grief,1 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 punishment2 inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him.

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7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him,3 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 The reason I wrote you4 was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.5

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10 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven--if there was anything to forgive--I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,
11 in order that Satan6 might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.7

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