2 Corinthians 7:14

If--I have gloried (ei--kekauchmai). Condition of first class. On this verb see 1 Corinthians 3:21 ; 2 Corinthians 5:12 . I was not put to shame (ou kathscunqhn). First aorist passive indicative of kataiscunw. Paul had assured Titus, who hesitated to go after the failure of Timothy, that the Corinthians were sound at bottom and would come round all right if handled properly. Paul's joy is equal to that of Titus. In truth (en alhqeiai). In the sharp letter as well as in I Corinthians. He had not hesitated to speak plainly of their sins. Our glorying before Titus (h kauchsi epi Titou). The two things were not inconsistent and were not contradictory as the outcome proved.