Parallel Bible results for 2 Corinthians 7:1-11

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2 Corinthians 7:1-11

ASV 1 Having therefore these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. NIV 1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. ASV 2 Open your hearts to us: we wronged no man, we corrupted no man, we took advantage of no man. NIV 2 Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one. ASV 3 I say it not to condemn [you]: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die together and live together. NIV 3 I do not say this to condemn you; I have said before that you have such a place in our hearts that we would live or die with you. ASV 4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying on your behalf: I am filled with comfort, I overflow with joy in all our affliction. NIV 4 I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds. ASV 5 For even when we were come into Macedonia our flesh had no relief, but [we were] afflicted on every side; without [were] fightings, within [were] fears. NIV 5 For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within. ASV 6 Nevertheless he that comforteth the lowly, [even] God, comforted us by the coming of Titus; NIV 6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, ASV 7 and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort wherewith he was comforted in you, while he told us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced yet more. NIV 7 and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever. ASV 8 For though I made you sorry with my epistle, I do not regret it: though I did regret [it] (for I see that that epistle made you sorry, though but for a season), NIV 8 Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— ASV 9 I now rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye were made sorry unto repentance; for ye were made sorry after a godly sort, that ye might suffer loss by us in nothing. NIV 9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. ASV 10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation, [a repentance] which bringeth no regret: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. NIV 10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. ASV 11 For behold, this selfsame thing, that ye were made sorry after a godly sort, what earnest care it wrought in you, yea what clearing of yourselves, yea what indignation, yea what fear, yea what longing, yea what zeal, yea what avenging! In everything ye approved yourselves to be pure in the matter. NIV 11 See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.