Someone there among you has caused sadness, not to me, but to all of you. I mean he caused sadness to all in some way. (I do not want to make it sound worse than it really is.)
The punishment that most of you gave him is enough for him.
But now you should forgive him and comfort him to keep him from having too much sadness and giving up completely.
So I beg you to show that you love him.
I wrote you to test you and to see if you obey in everything.
If you forgive someone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven -- if I had anything to forgive -- I forgave it for you, as if Christ were with me.
I did this so that Satan would not win anything from us, because we know very well what Satan's plans are.