King James Version2 Corinthians7

2 Corinthians

1 Hav­ing there­fore these promis­es, dear­ly beloved, let us cleanse our­selves from all filth­i­ness of the flesh and spir­it, per­fect­ing ho­li­ness in the fear of God. 2 Re­ceive us; we have wronged no man, we have cor­rupt­ed no man, we have de­fraud­ed no man. 3 I speak not this to con­demn you: for I have said be­fore, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you. 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. 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. 6 Nev­er­the­less God, that com­forteth those that are cast down, com­fort­ed us by the com­ing of Ti­tus; 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. 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. 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. 10 For god­ly sor­row wor­keth re­pen­tance to sal­va­tion not to be re­pent­ed of: but the sor­row of the world wor­keth death. 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. 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. 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 all. 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. 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 him. 16 I re­joice there­fore that I have con­fi­dence in you in all things.