Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, and make holiness perfect in the fear of God.
Open your hearts to us; we have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one.
I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together.
I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. With all our affliction, I am overjoyed.
For even when we came into Macedo'nia, our bodies had no rest but we were afflicted at every turn--fighting without and fear within.
But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,
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