Now 1if anyone has caused pain, 2he has caused it not to me, but 3in some measure--not to put it too severely--to all of you.
For such a one, 4this punishment by the majority is enough,
so 5you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.
For this is why I wrote, that I might 6test you and know 7whether you are obedient in everything.
Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ,
so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for 8we are not ignorant of his designs.