2 Corinthians 7

1 Therefore beloved, having these promises, we should cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, completing {Or: maturing} holiness in the fear of God. 2 Make room for us in your * hearts: we wronged no one, we corrupted no one, we took-advantage of no one. 3 I am not saying this toward your* condemnation; for* I have said before, that you* are in our hearts, *that* we may die together with you * and we may live together with you *. 4 My boldness of speech toward you* is much; my boasting on your* behalf is much. I have been filled with your encouragement. I over-abound with joy in all our affliction.
5 For* even after we went into Macedonia, our flesh still had not had any relief, but we were being afflicted in everything; outside were quarrels, inside were fears. 6 But God, who encourages the humble, encouraged us at the presence of Titus; 7 and not only at his presence, but also at the encouragement to which he was encouraged in you*, while reporting to us your* longing, your* anguish, your* zeal on my behalf; so-that I rejoiced even more. 8 Because even if I made you* sorrowful in the previous letter, I do not regret it; even if I was regretting it. For* I see that, that letter made you* sorrowful, even if but for a season. 9 I now rejoice, not that you* were made sorrowful, but that you* were made sorrowful to repentance; for* you* were made sorrowful according to the will of God, in order that you* might suffer-damage in nothing from us. 10 For* the sorrow which is according to the will of God is working unregretted repentance *for salvation, but the sorrow of the world is working death. 11 For* behold how much diligence this same thing, (to be made sorrowful according to the will of God), worked in you*: but what a defense, but what indignation, but what fear, but what longing, but what zeal, but what vengeance! You* commended yourselves in everything to be pure in the matter. 12 Consequently*, if I also wrote to you*, it was not because of the one who did wrong, nor because of the one who was wronged, but because of your* diligent-aid on our behalf to be made manifest to you* in God's sight. 13 Because of this, now, we have been encouraged in your* encouragement, we rejoiced even-more upon the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been given-rest from all of you*. 14 Because if I have boasted in anything on your* behalf to him, I was not ashamed, but as we spoke all things to you* in truth, so also, our boasting in Titus became truth. 15 And his affections are even-more toward you*, while he is remembering the obedience of all of you*, how with fear and trembling you* accepted him. 16 I rejoice that in everything I have courage in you*.

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