2 Corinthians 7 ©
1 Paul exhorteth the Corinthians to purity of life, 2 and to receive him, who had done nothing to forfeit their esteem: 3 he repeateth the assurance of his love for them, and sheweth what comfort he had received in all his troubles from the report which Titus had brought of their good dispositions toward him: 8 so that upon the whole he did not repent of having grieved them a little by letter, considering the good effects which that godly sorrow had produced. 13 Above all he rejoiced to observe the good impressions which their behaviour, so answerable to his former boastings of them, had left in the mind of Titus.
aHAVING therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
bReceive us; cwe have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
eGreat is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: fI am filled with comfort, gI am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
lFor though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
For behold this selfsame thing, that rye sorrowed after a godly *sort, what s*carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what tclearing of yourselves, yea, what uindignation, yea, what vfear, yea, what vehement wdesire, yea, what xzeal, yea, what yrevenge! In all things ye have zapproved yourselves to be clear in this matter.