Forgive the Sinner

2 Corinthians 2

5 Now y if anyone has caused pain, z he has caused it not to me, but a in some measure - not to put it too severely - to all of you. 6 For such a one, b this punishment by the majority is enough, 7 so c you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 So I beg you to reaffirm your love for him. 9 For this is why I wrote, that I might d test you and know e whether you are obedient in everything. 10 Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, 11 so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for f we are not ignorant of his designs.

  1. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 5:1 - 2
    It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife.
  2. Cross References
    Galatians 4:12
    Brothers, I entreat you, become as I am, for I also have become as you are. You did me no wrong.
  3. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 1:14
    Just as you did partially acknowledge us - that on the day of our Lord Jesus you will boast of us as we will boast of you.
  4. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 5:4 - 5
    When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus.
    2 Corinthians 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.
  5. Cross References
    Galatians 6:1
    Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
    Ephesians 4:32
    Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
  6. Cross References
    Philippians 2:22
    But you know Timothy's proven worth, how as a son with a father he has served with me in the gospel.
  7. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 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.
    2 Corinthians 10:6
    Being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.
  8. Cross References
    1 Peter 5:8
    Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
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