2 Corinthians 7:9
Good News Translation
But now I am happy--not because I made you sad, but because your sadness made you change your ways. That sadness was used by God, and so we caused you no harm.

Contemporary English Version
Now I am happy, but not because I hurt your feelings. It is because God used your hurt feelings to make you turn back to him, and none of you were harmed by us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

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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.

I rejoice.

2 Corinthians 7:6,7,10 But God, who comforteth the humble, comforted us by the coming of Titus. . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:3 Anger is better than laughter: because by the sadness of the countenance the mind of the offender is corrected.

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. . . .

Zechariah 12:10 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.

Luke 15:7,10,17-24,32 I say to you that even so there shall be joy in heaven upon one sinner that doth penance, more than upon ninety-nine just who need not penance. . . .

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

after a godly manner.

2 Corinthians 7:10,11 For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. . . .

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our glory is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have conversed in this world: and more abundantly towards you.

*Gr:

that ye.

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one indeed the odour of death unto death: but to the others the odour of life unto life. And for these things who is so sufficient?

2 Corinthians 10:8-10 For if also I should boast somewhat more of our power, which the Lord hath given us unto edification and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed. . . .

2 Corinthians 13:8-10 For we can do nothing against the truth: but for the truth. . . .

Isaiah 6:9-11 And he said: Go, and thou shalt say to this people: Hearing, hear, and understand not: and see the vision, and know it not. . . .

Context
Paul's Joy in the Corinthians
8For although I made you sorrowful by my epistle, I do not repent. And if I did repent, seeing that the same epistle (although but for a time) did make you sorrowful, 9Now 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. 10For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.…
Cross References
Psalm 38:18
For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think for my sin.

Matthew 3:8
Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of penance.

2 Corinthians 7:8
For although I made you sorrowful by my epistle, I do not repent. And if I did repent, seeing that the same epistle (although but for a time) did make you sorrowful,

2 Corinthians 7:10
For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Additional Translations
And now I rejoice, not because you were made sorrowful, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you felt the sorrow that God had intended, and so were not harmed in any way by us.

Now I rejoice, not that you were grieved, but that you were grieved into repentance. For you were grieved according to God, so that you might suffer loss in nothing through us.

Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed to repentance: for you were made sorry after a godly manner, that you might receive damage by us in nothing.

I now rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye were made sorry unto repentance; for ye were made sorry after a godly sort, that ye might suffer loss by us in nothing.

Now I rejoice, not that ye have been grieved, but that ye have been grieved to repentance; for ye have been grieved according to God, that in nothing ye might be injured by us.

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye were made sorry unto repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly sort, that ye might suffer loss by us in nothing.

Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

Now I rejoice, not in your grief, but because the grief led to repentance; for you sorrowed with a godly sorrow, which prevented you from receiving injury from us in any respect.

I now rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you were made sorry to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly way, that you might suffer loss by us in nothing.

I now do rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye were made sorry to reformation, for ye were made sorry toward God, that in nothing ye might receive damage from us;
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