2 Corinthians 7
He proceedeth in exhorting them to purity of life,
2 Corinthians 7:1 Seynge that we haue soche promyses (dearely beloued) lett vs clense oure selues from all filthynes of þe flesshe and sprete, and growe vp to full holynes wyth the feare of God.
and to bear him like affection as he doth to them.
2 Corinthians 7:2 Understand vs we haue hurte no man: we haue corrupte no man: we haue defrauded no man.
Whereof lest he might seem to doubt, he declareth what comfort he took in his afflictions, by the report which Titus gave of their godly sorrow, which his former epistle had wrought in them,
2 Corinthians 7:3 I speake not this to condemne you: for I haue shewed you before, that ye are in oure hertes to dye & lyue with you: 2 Corinthians 7:4 I am very bolde ouer you, I reioyce greatly in you. I am fylled with comforte, and am exceadynge ioyouse in all oure tribulacyon. 2 Corinthians 7:5 For when we were come into Macedonia oure flesshe had no rest, but we were troubled on euery syde. Outwarde was fyghtyng, inward was feare. 2 Corinthians 7:6 Neuerthelesse God that conforteth the abiecte, conforted vs by the commynge of Titus. 2 Corinthians 7:7 And not by his commynge onely: but also by the consolacyon which we receaued of you: when he tolde vs youre desyre, youre feruent mynde for me: so that I reioyced the more. 2 Corinthians 7:8 For though I made you sory with a letter, I repent not: though I dyd repent. For I perceaue, that the same epistle made you sorye, though it were but for a ceason. 2 Corinthians 7:9 But I nowe reioyce, not that ye were sory, but that ye so sorowed that ye repented. For ye sorowed godly: so þt in nothynge ye were hurte by vs. 2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorowe causeth repentaunce vnto saluacyon, not to be repented of, contrary wyse, worldely sorowe causeth deeth. 2 Corinthians 7:11 For beholde, what diligence this godly sorowe that ye toke, hath wrought in you: yee it caused you to cleare yourselues. It caused indignacyon, it caused feare, it caused desire. it caused punisshment. For in all thynges ye haue shewed your selues, that ye were cleare in that matter. 2 Corinthians 7:12 Wherfore, though I wrote vnto you, I dyd it not for his cause that had done the hurt, nether for his cause that was hurte: but þt youre good mynde for vs might appeare amonge you in the syght of God.
and of their lovingkindness and obedience towards Titus, answerable to his former boastings of them.
2 Corinthians 7:13 Therfore, we are comforted, because ye are comforted; yee, and exceadingly the more ioyed we, for the ioye that Titus had: because hys sprete was refresshed of you all. 2 Corinthians 7:14 I am therfore not nowe ashamed, though I boasted my selfe to hym of you. For as all thynges which we spake vnto you are true, euen so, oure boastynge that I made vnto Titus is founde true. 2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inwarde affeccion is founde aboundant towarde you, whan he remembreth the obedience of you all howe wt feare & tremblinge ye receaued hym. 2 Corinthians 7:16 I reioyce þt I maye be bolde ouer you in all thinges.