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2 Corinthians 1:232 Corinthians 2:11

2. The Reasons for the Delay

a. To Spare the Corinthians

23 But I call on God as a awitness 1against my bsoul that to 2cspare you I have not yet dcome to Corinth.

24 Not that we alord it over your faith, but we are fellow workers with you for your joy; for by 1faith you bstand.


b. Not to Come in Sorrow

1 But I 1determined this for myself, that I would not acome again to you in bsorrow.

2 For if I cause you sorrow, who then is the one who makes me glad, except the one who is made sorrowful by me?

3 And I 1awrote this very thing to you that when I come I would bnot have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice, having cconfidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.

4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I awrote to you through many btears, not that you would be made sorrowful but that you would know the clove which I have more abundantly toward you.

5 But if anyone has caused asorrow, he has not caused me to sorrow, but bin part (lest I 1lay too heavy a burden) all of you.

6 Sufficient for such a one is this apunishment by the majority,

7 So that on the contrary you should rather 1aforgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with excessive sorrow.

8 Therefore I exhort you to 1confirm your alove toward him.

9 For to this end also I awrote, that I might 1know your 2approvedness, whether you are bobedient in all things.

10 But whom you 1aforgive anything, I also 1forgive; for also what I have 2forgiven, if I have 2forgiven anything, it is for your sake in the 3person of Christ;

11 That we may not be taken advantage of by 1aSatan, for we are not bignorant of his 2cschemes.