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.
The punishment2 inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him.
Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him,3 so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
The reason I wrote you4 was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.510
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,
in order that Satan6 might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.7