2 Corinthians 2:3-13 NAS

3 This is the very thing I 1wrote you, so that 2when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having 3confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.

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4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I 4wrote 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.

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5 But 5if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degree -ain order not to say too much -to all of you.

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    • o 2:5 - Lit "so that I not be burdensome"
      6 Sufficient for such a one is 6this punishment which was inflicted by the majority,

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      7 so that on the contrary you should rather 7forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

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      8 Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.
      9 For to this end also 8I wrote, so that I might b9put you to the test, whether you are 10obedient in all things.

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        • p 2:9 - Lit "know the proof of you"
          10 But one whom you forgive anything, I forgive also; for indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did it for your sakes 11in the presence of Christ,

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          11 so that no advantage would be taken of us by 12Satan, for 13we are not ignorant of his schemes.

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          12 Now when I came to 14Troas for the 15gospel of Christ and when a 16door was opened for me in the Lord,

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          13 I 17had no rest for my spirit, not finding 18Titus my brother; but 19taking my leave of them, I went on to 20Macedonia.

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