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2 Corinthians 2:1-9 (New American Standard)

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Reaffirm Your Love

1 But I determined this afor my own sake, that I 1would not come to you in sorrow again. 2 For if I 2cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful? 3 This is the very thing I 3wrote you, so that 4when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having 5confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all. 4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I 6wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you. 5 But 7if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degree -bin order not to say too much -to all of you. 6 Sufficient for such a one is 8this punishment which was inflicted by the majority, 7 so that on the contrary you should rather 9forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him. 9 For to this end also 10I wrote, so that I might c11put you to the test, whether you are 12obedient in all things.
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