But I determinedthisafor my ownsake, that I 1would not come to you in sorrowagain.
For if I 2cause you sorrow, whothenmakes me glad but the one whom I madesorrowful?
3This is the verything I 3wrote you, so that 4when I came, I would not havesorrow from those whoought to make me rejoice; having5confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.
For out of muchaffliction and anguish of heart I 6wrote to you with manytears; not so that you would be madesorrowful, but that you might know the lovewhich I haveespecially for you.
But 7ifany has causedsorrow, he has causedsorrow not to me, but in somedegree -bin order not to saytoomuch -to all of you.
6Sufficient for such a one is 8thispunishment which was inflicted by the majority,
7so that on the contrary you should rather9forgive and comfort him, otherwisesuch a one might be overwhelmed by excessivesorrow.
8Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.
For to this end also10I wrote, so that I might c11put you to the test, whether you are 12obedient in allthings.