But (A)God, who comforts the [a]depressed, (B)comforted us by the coming of (C)Titus; and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced even more. For though I (D)caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it—for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while— I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything [b]through us. 10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a (E)repentance [c]without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death. 11 For behold what earnestness this very thing, this [d]godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what (F)longing, what zeal, what (G)avenging of wrong! In everything you (H)demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter. 12 So although (I)I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of (J)the offender nor for the sake of the one offended, but that your earnestness on our behalf might be made known to you in the sight of God. 13 For this reason we have been (K)comforted.

And besides our comfort, we rejoiced even much more for the joy of (L)Titus, because his (M)spirit has been refreshed by you all. 14 For if in anything I have (N)boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before (O)Titus proved to be the truth. 15 His [e]affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the (P)obedience of you all, how you received him with (Q)fear and trembling. 16 I rejoice that in everything (R)I have confidence in you.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 7:6 Or humble
  2. 2 Corinthians 7:9 Lit from
  3. 2 Corinthians 7:10 Or leading to a salvation without regret
  4. 2 Corinthians 7:11 Lit sorrow according to God
  5. 2 Corinthians 7:15 Lit inward parts

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