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See what God did with this sadness of yours: how earnest it has made you, how eager to prove your innocence! Such indignation, such alarm, such feelings, such devotion, such readiness to punish wrongdoing! You have shown yourselves to be without fault in the whole matter.
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For behold this selfsame thing, that you were made sorrowful according to God, how great carefulness it worketh in you: yea defence, yea indignation, yea fear, yea desire, yea zeal, yea revenge. In all things you have shewed yourselves to be undefiled in the matter.
2 Corinthians 7:9 Now I am glad: not because you were made sorrowful, but because you were made sorrowful unto penance. For you were made sorrowful according to God, that you might suffer damage by us in nothing.
Isaiah 66:2 My hand made all these things, and all these things were made, saith the Lord. But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?
Zechariah 12:10-14 And I will pour out upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace, and of prayers: and they shall look upon me, whom they have pierced: and they shall mourn for him as one mourneth for an only son, and they shall grieve over him, as the manner is to grieve for the death of the firstborn. . . .
1 Corinthians 5:2 And you are puffed up and have not rather mourned: that he might be taken away from among you that hath done this thing.
2 Corinthians 7:7 And not by his coming only, but also by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, relating to us your desire, your mourning, your zeal for me: so that I rejoiced the more.
1 Corinthians 12:25 That there might be no schism in the body: but the members might be mutually careful one for another.
Titus 3:8 It is a faithful saying. And these things I will have thee affirm constantly, that they who believe in God may be careful to excel in good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
Genesis 44:6,7 He did as he had commanded him. And having overtaken them, he spoke to them the same words. . . .
1 Corinthians 5:13 For them that are without, God will judge. Put away the evil one from among yourselves.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather reprove them.
1 Timothy 5:21,22 I charge thee, before God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by declining to either side. . . .
2 Samuel 12:5-7 And David's anger being exceedingly kindled against that man, he said to Nathan: As the Lord liveth, the man that hath done this is a child of death. . . .
Nehemiah 5:6 And I was exceedingly angry when I heard their cry according to these words.
Nehemiah 13:25 And I chid them, and laid my curse upon them. And I beat some of them, and shaved off their hair, and made them swear by God that they would not give their daughters to their sons, nor take their daughters for their sons, nor for themselves, saying:
Job 42:6 Therefore I reprehend myself, and do penance in dust and ashes.
Jeremiah 31:18-20 Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God. . . .
Daniel 6:14 Now when the king had heard these words, he was very much grieved, and in behalf of Daniel he set his heart to deliver him, and even till sunset he laboured to save him.
Mark 3:5 And looking round about on them with anger, being grieved for the blindness of their hearts, he saith to the man: Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it forth: and his hand was restored unto him.
Ephesians 4:26 Be angry: and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sanctification in the fear of God.
Psalm 2:11 Serve ye the Lord with fear: and rejoice unto him with trembling.
Proverbs 14:16 A wise man feareth, and declineth from evil: the fool leapeth over, and is confident.
Proverbs 28:14 Blessed is the man that is always fearful: but he that is hardened in mind shall fall into evil.
Romans 11:20 Well: because of unbelief they were broken off. But thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, (as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only but much more now in my absence) with fear and trembling work out your salvation.
Hebrews 4:1 Let us fear therefore lest, the promise being left of entering into his rest, any of you should be thought to be wanting.
Hebrews 12:15,16 Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God: lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder and by it many be defiled: . . .
1 Peter 1:17 And if you invoke as Father him who, without respect of persons, judgeth according to every one's work: converse in fear during the time of your sojourning here.
Jude 1:23 But others save, pulling them out of the fire. And on others have mercy, in fear, hating also the spotted garment which is carnal.
Psalm 38:9 Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden from thee.
Psalm 42:1 Unto the end, understanding for the sons of Core.  As the hart panteth after the fountains of water; so my soul panteth after thee, O God.
Psalm 130:6 From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.
Psalm 145:19 He will do the will of them that fear him: and he will hear their prayer, and save them.
Songs 8:6 Put me as a seal upon thy heart, as a seal upon thy arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy as hard as hell, the lamps thereof are fire and flames.
Isaiah 26:8 And in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, we have patiently waited for thee: thy name, and thy remembrance are the desire of the soul.
1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the rational milk without guile, that thereby you may grow unto salvation:
2 Corinthians 9:2 For I know your forward mind: for which I boast of you to the Macedonians, that Achaia also is ready from the year past. And your emulation hath provoked very many.
Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
Psalm 119:139 My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.
John 2:17 And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.
Acts 17:16 Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry.
Psalm 35:13 But as for me, when they were troublesome to me, I was clothed with haircloth. I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer shall be turned into my bosom.
Matthew 5:29,30 And if thy right eye scandalize thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee. For it is expedient for thee that one of thy members should perish, rather than thy whole body be cast into hell. . . .
Mark 9:43-48 And if thy hand scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life, maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into unquenchable fire: . . .
Revelation 3:19 Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore and do penance.
2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 13:7 Now we pray God that you may do no evil, not that we may appear approved, but that you may do that which is good and that we may be as reprobates.
Romans 14:18 For he that in this serveth Christ pleaseth God and is approved of men.
2 Timothy 2:15 Carefully study to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
ContextPaul's Joy in the Corinthians
…10For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11For behold this selfsame thing, that you were made sorrowful according to God, how great carefulness it worketh in you: yea defence, yea indignation, yea fear, yea desire, yea zeal, yea revenge. In all things you have shewed yourselves to be undefiled in the matter. 12Wherefore although I wrote to you, it was not for his sake that did the wrong, nor for him that suffered it: but to manifest our carefulness that we have for you…
But if our injustice commend the justice of God, what shall we say? Is God unjust, who executeth wrath?
2 Corinthians 2:6
To him who is such a one, this rebuke is sufficient, which is given by many.
2 Corinthians 7:7
And not by his coming only, but also by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, relating to us your desire, your mourning, your zeal for me: so that I rejoiced the more.
1 Thessalonians 4:6
And that no man overreach nor circumvent his brother in business: because the Lord is the avenger of all these things, as we have told you before and have testified.
1 Timothy 5:20
Them that sin reprove before all that the rest also may have fear.
But the wisdom that is from above, first indeed is chaste, then peaceable, modest, easy to be persuaded, consenting to the good, full of mercy and good fruits, without judging, without dissimulation.
Additional TranslationsConsider what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what zeal, what vindication! In every way you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
For behold, how much earnestness this very same thing--to have been grieved according to God--has produced in you: but reasoned defense, but indignation, but fear, but longing, but zeal, but vindication! In everything, you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
For behold this selfsame thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it worked in you, yes, what clearing of yourselves, yes, what indignation, yes, what fear, yes, what vehement desire, yes, what zeal, yes, what revenge! In all things you have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
For behold, this selfsame thing, that ye were made sorry after a godly sort, what earnest care it wrought in you, yea what clearing of yourselves, yea what indignation, yea what fear, yea what longing, yea what zeal, yea what avenging! In everything ye approved yourselves to be pure in the matter.
For, behold, this same thing, your being grieved according to God, how much diligence it wrought in you, but [what] excusing [of yourselves], but [what] indignation, but [what] fear, but [what] ardent desire, but [what] zeal, but [what] vengeance: in every way ye have proved yourselves to be pure in the matter.
For behold, this selfsame thing, that ye were made sorry after a godly sort, what earnest care it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what longing, yea, what zeal, yea, what avenging! In everything ye approved yourselves to be pure in the matter.
For behold this very thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what avenging! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
For mark the effects of this very thing--your having sorrowed with a godly sorrow--what earnestness it has called forth in you, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing affection, what jealousy, what meting out of justice! You have completely wiped away reproach from yourselves in the matter.
For behold, this same thing, that you were made sorry in a godly way, what earnest care it worked in you. Yes, what defense, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and vengeance! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be pure in the matter.
for, lo, this same thing -- your being made sorry toward God -- how much diligence it doth work in you! but defence, but displeasure, but fear, but longing desire, but zeal, but revenge; in every thing ye did approve yourselves to be pure in the matter.
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NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this same thing that you (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor) Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools