Bible: 2 Corinthians 7:5-10

7:5 For even when we came into Macedonia, our body 1  had no rest at all, but we were troubled in every way – struggles from the outside, fears from within. 7:6 But God, who encourages 2  the downhearted, encouraged 3  us by the arrival of Titus. 7:7 We were encouraged 4  not only by his arrival, but also by the encouragement 5  you gave 6  him, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, 7  your deep concern 8  for me, so that I rejoiced more than ever. 7:8 For even if I made you sad 9  by my letter, 10  I do not regret having written it 11  (even though I did regret it, 12  for 13  I see that my letter made you sad, 14  though only for a short time). 7:9 Now I rejoice, not because you were made sad, 15  but because you were made sad to the point of repentance. For you were made sad as God intended, 16  so that you were not harmed 17  in any way by us. 7:10 For sadness as intended by God produces a repentance that leads to salvation, leaving no regret, but worldly sadness brings about death.
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