7:1 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.
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 with [you].
7:4 Great [is] my boldness of speech towards you, great [is] my
glorying concerning you: I am filled with comfort, I am
exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
7:5 For, when we had 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 with
which he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest
desire, your mourning, your fervent mind towards 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 was] 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 penitence to salvation not to be
repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
7:11 For behold this very 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] avenging!
In all [things] ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this
7:12 Wherefore, though I wrote to 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 to you.
7:13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: and
exceedingly the more we rejoiced for the joy of Titus, because
his spirit was refreshed by you all.
7:14 For if I have boasted any thing to him concerning you, I am
not ashamed; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, even
so our boasting, which [I made] before Titus, is found a truth.
7:15 And his tender affection is more abundant towards you,
whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear
and trembling ye received him.
7:16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all