Paul's Joy at the Church's Repentance
2 Corinthians 7:2-16
2 Receive us; we have done wrong to no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.3 I speak it not to your condemnation, for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts, to die and live together. 4 I use great boldness of speech toward you; I rejoice greatly in you; I am filled with comfort, and am exceeding joyous in all our tribulation. 5 For when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side, fightings without, and terrors within. 6 But God, that comforteth the abject, comforted us at the coming of Titus; 7 And not by his coming only, but also by the consolation wherewith he was comforted of you, when he told us your great desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me, so that I rejoiced much more. 8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I repent not, though I did repent; for I perceive that the same Epistle made you sorry, though it were but for a season. 9 I now rejoice, not that ye were sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance; for ye sorrowed godly, so that in nothing ye were hurt by us. 10 For godly sorrow causeth repentance unto salvation, not to be repented of, but the worldly sorrow causeth death. 11 For behold, this thing that ye have been godly sorry, what great care it hath wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, how great desire, yea, what a zeal, yea, what revenge, in all things ye have shewed yourselves, that ye are pure in this matter. 12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did not it for his cause that had done the wrong, neither for his cause that had the injury, but that our care toward you in the sight of God might appear unto you. 13 Therefore we were comforted, because ye were comforted, but rather we rejoiced much more for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. 14 For if that I have boasted anything to him of you, I have not been ashamed; but as I have spoken unto you all things in truth, even so our boasting unto Titus was true. 15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, when he remembereth the obedience of you all, and how with fear and trembling ye received him. 16 I rejoice therefore that I may put my confidence in you in all things.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
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