Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let
us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the
flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of
7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have
corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
7:3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said
before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live
7:4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great
is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I
am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
7:5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh
had no rest, but we were troubled on every side;
without were fightings, within were fears.
7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are
cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the
consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when
he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your
fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
7:8 For 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.
7:9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but
that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made
sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive
damage by us in nothing.
7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to
salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of
the world worketh death.
7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that ye
sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it
wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves,
yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what
vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge!
In all things ye have approved yourselves to be
clear in this matter.
7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it
not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for
his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for
you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
7:13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort:
yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy
of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you
7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you,
I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you
in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before
Titus, is found a truth.
7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant
toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of
you all, how with fear and trembling ye received
7:16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in
you in all things.
The Book of 2 Corinthians, Verses of Chapter 7