Bible: 2 Corinthians 2:5-11
2:5 But if anyone has caused sadness, he has not saddened me alone, but to some extent (not to exaggerate) 1 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 2 you should rather forgive and comfort him. 3 This will keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive grief to the point of despair. 4 2:8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him. 5 2:9 For this reason also I wrote you: 6 to test you to see 7 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 8 by Satan (for we are not ignorant of his schemes).
NET Bible Study Environment