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II Corinthians 7

1 So having therefore these promises, agape-beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of flesh and spirit, completing holiness in fear of God. 2 Make room for us; we have done no one injustice, we have corrupted no one, we have defrauded no one. 3 I say [this] not for condemnation, for I have told you before, that you are in our hearts to be co-dying and co-living. 4 Great boldness [is] to me towards you, great boasting is to me concerning you, I am filled with comfort, I am overflowed with joy upon all our afflictions. 5 For we having come to Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but being afflicted in everything, strife without, fear within. 6 But the [one] comforting the humble, [namely] God, comforted us by the coming of Titus. 7 But not only by his coming, but also by the comfort by which he was comforted by you, reporting to us your longing, your lamentation, your zeal in our behalf, so that I rather rejoiced. 8 For if I pained you with the letter, I do not regret [it], and if I were regretting, I see that though that letter pained you for [an] hour, 9 now I rejoice, not that you were pained, but that you were pained to repentance. For you were pained according to God, in order that you suffer loss1 from us in nothing. 10 For the pain according to God works repentance to salvation without regret, but the pain of this world works death. 11 For behold this same [thing], to be pained according to God, how great [an] earnestness it worked in you, indeed defense, indeed indignation, indeed fear, indeed longing, indeed zeal, indeed vengeance. In everything you have commended yourselves to be pure in the matter. 12 Therefore though I wrote to you, [it is] not on account of [one] having done injustice, nor on account of the [one] having been done injustice, but on account [of your] earnestness concerning us having been manifested before God. 13 Because of this we were comforted. And by your comfort we rather exceedingly more rejoiced upon the joy of Titus, because his spirit was rested by you all. 14 For if I have boasted anything to him concerning you, I was not shamed, but as everything I spoke to you in truth, thus also our boast to Titus became truth. 15 And his guts2 for you are abundantly more, [he] remembering all your obedience, how with fear and trembling you received him. 16 I rejoice that in everything I am confident in you.

1ZEMIOO "zeh-mi-AW-oh" (ζημιoω) to suffer the loss of something which one has previously possessed, with the emphasis on the hardship that this causes.

2i.e. "feelings"