2 Corinthians 7
He proceedeth in exhorting them to purity of life,
2 Corinthians 7:1 Seynge that we haue such promyses dearely beloued, let vs cleanse oure selues from al fylthynesse of the fleshe & spyrite, and grow vp to full holynesse in the feare of God.
and to bear him like affection as he doth to them.
2 Corinthians 7:2 Vnderstande vs. We haue hurte no man: we haue corrupt 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 thys to condempne you: for I haue shewed you before, þt ye are in oure hertes to dye, and lyue wyth you. 2 Corinthians 7:4 I am very bolde ouer you, and reioyce gentelye in you. I am fylled with comforte, and am excedynge ioyouse in all oure trybulatyons. 2 Corinthians 7:5 For when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on euerye syde. Outwarde was fyghtynge, inwarde was feare. 2 Corinthians 7:6 Neuerthelesse GOD that comforteth the abiect, comforteth vs at the comming of Tytus. 2 Corinthians 7:7 And not with hys commynge onelye: but also wyth the consolacyon wherewith he was comforted of you. For he tolde vs youre desyre, youre mournyng, youre feruent mynde to me warde, so that I now reioyce the more. 2 Corinthians 7:8 Wherfore thoughe I made you sory with a letter, I repent not, though I dyd repent. For I perceyue that, that same Epistle made you sory, thoughe it were but for a season. 2 Corinthians 7:9 But I nowe reioyce, not that ye were sory, but that ye so sorowed, that ye repented. For ye sorowed Godlye, so that in nothyng ye were hurt by vs. 2 Corinthians 7:10 For Godly sorowe causeth repentaunce vnto saluacyon, not to be repented of: when worldlye sorowe causeth death. 2 Corinthians 7:11 Beholde, what diligence thys Godlye sorowe that ye toke, hath wroughte in you: yea it caused you to cleare your selues. It caused indignacyon, it caused feare, it caused desyre, it caused a feruent mynde, it caused punyshement. For in all thynges ye haue shewed your selues that ye are cleare in that matter. 2 Corinthians 7:12 Wherfore thoughe I wrote vnto you: I dyd it not for hys cause that dyd hurte, neyther for hys cause that was hurt: but that our good mynd whiche we haue towarde you in the syght of God, myght appeare vnto you.
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: yea and excedynglye the more ioyed we, for the ioye that Titus had, because his spyryte was refreshed of you all. 2 Corinthians 7:14 I am therfore, not nowe ashamed, though I bosted my selfe to hym of you. For as all thynges which I preached vnto you are true, euen so is oure bostyng, that I bosted my selfe to Titus with all, founde true. 2 Corinthians 7:15 And nowe is his inwarde affection more aboundante towarde you, when he remembreth the obedience of euerye one of you, howe with feare and tremblynge ye receyued hym, 2 Corinthians 7:16 I reioyce that. I maye be bolde ouer you in all thynges.