7 aHaving therefore these promises, dearly beloved, blet us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of cthe flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 dReceive us; ewe have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have fdefrauded no man. 3 I speak not this to condemn you: for gI have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. 4 Great is my hboldness of speech toward you, great is imy glorying of you: jI am filled with comfort, kI am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. 5 For, lwhen we were come into Macedonia, lour flesh had no rest, but we were mtroubled on every side; nwithout were fightings, within were fears. 6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us oby the coming of lTitus; 7 And not by his coming only, but kby the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your pearnest desire, qyour mourning, your rfervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. 8 For sthough I made you sorry with a letter, I do not trepent, ttthough I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but ufor a season. 9 Now I rejoice, vnot that ye were made sorry, but vthat ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry ||after a godly manner, that ye might wreceive damage by us in nothing. 10 For qxgodly sorrow worketh yrepentance to salvation znot to be repented of: but athe sorrow of the world worketh death. 11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed bafter a godly sort, what ccarefulness it wrought in you, yea, what dclearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what efear, yea, what fvehement desire, yea, what fgzeal, yea, what grevenge! In all things ye have happroved yourselves to be clear iin this matter. 12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor kfor his cause that suffered wrong, lbut that our ccare for you in the sight of God might appear unto you. 13 Therefore mwe were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of mTitus, because his spirit nwas refreshed by you all. 14 For oif I have boasted any thing to him of you, oI am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you pin truth, even so our boasting, which I made before mTitus, is found a truth. 15 And his †inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth qthe obedience of you all, how with efear and trembling ye received him. 16 I rejoice therefore that rI have confidence in you in all things.
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