2 Corinthians 2:5

Forgiveness for the Offender

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.

2 Corinthians 2:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
ESV
5 Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure--not to put it too severely--to all of you.
NLT
5 I am not overstating it when I say that the man who caused all the trouble hurt all of you more than he hurt me.
MSG
5 Now, regarding the one who started all this - the person in question who caused all this pain - I want you to know that I am not the one injured in this as much as, with a few exceptions, all of you. So I don't want to come down too hard.
CSB
5 If anyone has caused pain, he has not caused pain to me, but in some degree-not to exaggerate-to all of you.

2 Corinthians 2:5 In-Context

3 I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.
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 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 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient.
7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Corinthians 5:1,2
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