1 Since these promises have been made to us, my dear friends, we should wash ourselves clean of everything that pollutes either body or spirit, bringing our sanctification to completion in the fear of God.
Prov 8:13 1Thess 4:7 1Pet 2:11 Jas 4:8 Ps 51:10 1John 3:3 1Pet 1:22
2 Keep a place for us in your hearts. We have not injured anyone, or ruined anyone, or taken advantage of anyone.
2Cor 6:12-13 Acts 20:33 Col 4:10 Luke 10:8 Matt 10:14 1Sam 12:3-4 Matt 10:40
3 I am not saying this to condemn anybody; as I have already told you, you are in our hearts -- so that together we live and together we die.
2Cor 6:11-12 1Cor 4:14-15 Phil 1:8-9 2Cor 13:10 2Cor 12:15 2Cor 11:11 2Cor 7:12
4 I can speak with the greatest frankness to you; and I can speak with the greatest pride about you: in all our hardship, I am filled with encouragement and overflowing with joy.
2Cor 1:4 Phil 2:17 2Cor 3:12 Col 1:24 1Cor 1:4 2Cor 11:21 Acts 5:41
5 Even after we had come to Macedonia, there was no rest for this body of ours. Far from it; we were beset by hardship on all sides, there were quarrels all around us and misgivings within us.
Deut 32:25 2Cor 2:13 Gal 4:19-20 Gen 8:9 Isa 33:12 Jer 6:25 Jer 8:18
6 But God, who encourages all those who are distressed, encouraged us through the arrival of Titus;
2Cor 1:3-4 2Cor 7:13 2Thess 2:16-17 1Thess 3:2 1Thess 3:6-7 3John 1:2-4 Jer 31:13
7 and not simply by his arrival only, but also by means of the encouragement that you had given him, as he told us of your desire to see us, how sorry you were and how concerned for us; so that I was all the more joyful.
2John 1:4 1Thess 3:6 Luke 22:44 Matt 5:4 Matt 26:75 Phil 1:20 Ps 6:1-6
8 So now, though I did distress you with my letter, I do not regret it. Even if I did regret it -- and I realise that the letter distressed you, even though not for long-
2Cor 2:2-11 Matt 26:21-22 Luke 22:61-62 Lam 3:32 John 21:17 John 16:6 Jer 20:7-9
9 I am glad now, not because you were made to feel distress, but because the distress that you were caused led to repentance; your distress was the kind that God approves and so you have come to no kind of harm through us.
2Cor 13:8-10 Acts 20:21 Eccl 7:3 2Cor 1:12 Ps 38:18 Luke 15:32 Luke 15:17-24
10 For to be distressed in a way that God approves leads to repentance and then to salvation with no regrets; it is the world's kind of distress that ends in death.
Acts 11:18 Acts 3:19 2Tim 2:25-26 2Sam 12:13 1Kgs 8:47-50 Job 33:27-28 Luke 15:10
11 Just look at this present case: at what the result has been of your being made to feel distress in the way that God approves -- what concern, what defence, what indignation and what alarm; what yearning, and what enthusiasm, and what justice done. In every way you have cleared yourselves of blame in this matter.
2Cor 7:7 Rom 11:20 Ps 2:11 Rom 14:18 1Tim 5:21-22 2Tim 2:15 1Pet 1:17
12 So although I wrote a letter to you, it was not for the sake of the offender, nor for the one offended, but only so that you yourselves should fully realise in the sight of God what concern you have for us.
2Cor 2:9 1Tim 3:5 2Cor 2:3-4 2Cor 2:17 2Cor 7:8 2Cor 11:11 2Cor 11:28
13 That is what I have found encouraging. In addition to all this to encourage us, we were made all the more joyful by Titus' joy, now that his spirit has been refreshed by you all.
2Cor 7:6 Rom 15:32 1Cor 16:13 Rom 12:15 Phil 2:28 Phlm 1:20 2Tim 1:16
14 And if I boasted about you to him in any way, then I have not been made to look foolish; indeed, our boast to Titus has been proved to be as true as anything we said to you.
2Cor 7:4 2Cor 8:24 2Cor 1:18-20 2Cor 7:6 2Cor 9:2-4 2Cor 10:8 2Thess 1:4
15 His personal affection for you is all the stronger when he remembers how obedient you have all been, and how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.
Phil 2:12 2Cor 2:9 1John 3:17 Gen 43:30 Hos 13:1 Isa 66:2 Job 21:6
16 I am glad that I have every confidence in you.
2Cor 2:3 2Thess 3:4 Phlm 1:8 Phlm 1:21