2 Corinthians 2:7

7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

2 Corinthians 2:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
ESV
7 so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
NLT
7 Now, however, it is time to forgive and comfort him. Otherwise he may be overcome by discouragement.
MSG
7 Now is the time to forgive this man and help him back on his feet. If all you do is pour on the guilt, you could very well drown him in it.
CSB
7 so now you should forgive and comfort him instead; otherwise, this one may be overwhelmed by excessive grief.

2 Corinthians 2:7 In-Context

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.
8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.
9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Galatians 6:1; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13
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