2 Corinthians 2:1-9 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again. 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you.
2 For if I cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful ? 2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved?
3 This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice ; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all. 3 I wrote as I did so that when I came I should not be distressed by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.
4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote 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. 4 For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.
5 But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degree -in order not to say too much -to all of you. 5 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you, to some extent--not to put it too severely.
6 Sufficient for such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the majority, 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient for him.
7 so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
8 Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
9 For to this end also I wrote, so that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. 9 The reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.