For though I (A)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 [a]through us. 10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a (B)repentance [b]without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death. 11 For behold what earnestness this very thing, this [c]godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what (C)longing, what zeal, what (D)punishment of wrong! In everything you (E)demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 7:9 Lit from
  2. 2 Corinthians 7:10 Or leading to a salvation without regret
  3. 2 Corinthians 7:11 Lit sorrow according to God

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