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2 Corinthians 7 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:1 - Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body[fn] and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.

Paul’s Joy

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:2 - Make room in your hearts[fn] for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:3 - I do not say this to condemn you, for I said before that you are in our hearts, to die together and to live together.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:4 - I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:5 - For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turn—fighting without and fear within.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:6 - But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:7 - and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:8 - For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it—though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:9 - As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:10 - For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:11 - For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:12 - So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the one who did the wrong, nor for the sake of the one who suffered the wrong, but in order that your earnestness for us might be revealed to you in the sight of God.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:13 - Therefore we are comforted. And besides our own comfort, we rejoiced still more at the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:14 - For whatever boasts I made to him about you, I was not put to shame. But just as everything we said to you was true, so also our boasting before Titus has proved true.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:15 - And his affection for you is even greater, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling.

Unchecked Copy Box2Co 7:16 - I rejoice, because I have complete confidence in you.
ESV Footnotes
Greek flesh
Greek lacks in your hearts
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