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2 Corinthians 2:5-11 (New International Version)

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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. 6 The punishment2 inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him. 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him,3 so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 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 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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