Bible: 2 Corinthians 2:1-11

2:1 So 1  I made up my own mind 2  not to pay you another painful visit. 3  2:2 For if I make you sad, who would be left to make me glad 4  but the one I caused to be sad? 2:3 And I wrote this very thing to you, 5  so that when I came 6  I would not have sadness from those who ought to make me rejoice, since I am confident in you all that my joy would be yours. 2:4 For out of great distress and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not to make you sad, but to let you know the love that I have especially for you. 7  2:5 But if anyone has caused sadness, he has not saddened me alone, but to some extent (not to exaggerate) 8  he has saddened all of you as well. 2:6 This punishment on such an individual by the majority is enough for him, 2:7 so that now instead 9  you should rather forgive and comfort him. 10  This will keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive grief to the point of despair. 11  2:8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him. 12  2:9 For this reason also I wrote you: 13  to test you to see 14  if you are obedient in everything. 2:10 If you forgive anyone for anything, I also forgive him – for indeed what I have forgiven (if I have forgiven anything) I did so for you in the presence of Christ, 2:11 so that we may not be exploited 15  by Satan (for we are not ignorant of his schemes).
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