1 Having therefore these :promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in fear of God. 2 Make room for us: we wronged none, corrupted none, took advantage of none. 3 I say it not to condemn: for I have said before, that ye are in our :hearts :to die together and live together. 4 Great my boldness toward you, great my glorying on your behalf. Am filled with :comfort, overflowed with :joy in all our :tribulation. 5 For even when we were come into Macedonia our :flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; fightings without, fears within. 6 But the God who comforteth the lowly comforted us with the presence of Titus; 7 and not with his :presence only, but also with the comfort wherewith he was comforted in you, telling us your :longing, your :mourning, your :zeal for me; so that I rejoiced yet more. 8 Because though I made you sorry with the letter, I do not regret: though I did regret (I see that that :letter made you sorry, though but for an hour), 9 I now rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye were made sorry unto repentance; for ye were made sorry according to God, that ye might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For the sorrow, according to God, worketh a regretless repentance unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11 For lo, this selfsame thing, that ye were made sorry according to God, what diligence it wrought in you, yea †clearing, yea indignation, yea fear, yea longing, yea zeal, yea avenging! In everything ye approved yourselves to be pure in the matter. 12 So although I wrote you, not for his sake that has wronged, yet not for his sake that was wronged, but for the sake of your diligence for us being manifested unto you in God’s sight. 13 Therefore we have been comforted. Now in our :comfort we joyed the more exceedingly for the joy of Titus, because his :spirit hath been refreshed by you all. 14 For if in anything I have gloried to him on your behalf, I was not shamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, so our glorying also before Titus came to be truth. 15 And his †:affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him. 16 I rejoice that in everything I am of good cheer concerning you.