2 Corinthians 2:8

8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.

2 Corinthians 2:8 in Other Translations

KJV
8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
ESV
8 So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him.
NLT
8 So I urge you now to reaffirm your love for him.
MSG
8 My counsel now is to pour on the love.
CSB
8 Therefore I urge you to confirm your love to him.

2 Corinthians 2:8 Meaning and Commentary

2 Corinthians 2:8

Wherefore I beseech you
Or exhort you:

that ye would confirm your love towards him:
express your love to him in the most kind and tender manner, show the same, and as strong love to him as you did before, and as if he had never offended; receive him as a brother in the most affectionate manner, and embrace him with the most endearing expressions of respect and friendship; and let your reception of him in this kind and friendly way be with the full consent, and by the joint vote and suffrage of the whole church, for so the word translated "confirm" signifies; for as the ejection of a person out of a church must be done by the decree and vote of the church, or it is not authentic, so the reception of a person into it must be in like manner; and since this was to be done by the suffrage of the church, the apostle beseeches and exhorts them to do it.

2 Corinthians 2:8 In-Context

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.
10 Anyone you forgive, I also forgive. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake,