2 Corinthians 7:11
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English Standard Version
For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what punishment! At every point you have proved yourselves innocent in the matter.

King James Bible
For behold this selfsame 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 revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

Weymouth New Testament
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.

2 Corinthians 7:11 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sorrowed (λυπηθῆναι)

Rev., correctly, were made sorry. The verb is in the passive voice, and is so rendered by the A.V. in 2 Corinthians 7:9, but, inconsistently, sorrowed in the next clause.

Carefulness (σπουδήν)

See on diligence, Romans 12:8. Rev., earnest care.

Clearing of yourselves (ἀπολογίαν)

See on 1 Peter 3:15. Exculpation or self-defense from complicity with the incestuous person by their neglect and refusal to humble themselves.

Indignation (ἀγανάκτησιν)

Only here in the New Testament. Compare the kindred verb ἀγανακτέω to be indignant, Matthew 20:24; Mark 10:14, etc.

Revenge (ἐκδίκησιν)

An unfortunate rendering, because of the personal feeling of vindictiveness which attaches to the popular usage. Rev. avenging is little, if any, better. It is rather meting out of justice; doing justice to all parties. See on Luke 18:3; see on Luke 21:22. The word has, however, the sense of requital (see on Romans 12:19; compare 2 Thessalonians 1:8), and carries with it, etymologically, the sense of vindication, as Luke 18:7, Luke 18:8. Bengel remarks that the six results of godly sorrow fall into pairs: clearing and indignation relating to the disgrace of the Church; fear and longing (vehement desire) to the apostle; zeal and avenging to the offender.

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that.

2 Corinthians 7:9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed to repentance: for you were made sorry after a godly manner...

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have been, said the LORD: but to this man will I look...

Zechariah 12:10-14 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

1 Corinthians 5:2 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that has done this deed might be taken away from among you.

carefulness. See on ver.

2 Corinthians 7:7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire...

1 Corinthians 12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that you affirm constantly...

clearing.

Genesis 44:6,7 And he overtook them, and he spoke to them these same words...

1 Corinthians 5:13 But them that are without God judges. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

1 Timothy 5:21,22 I charge you before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels...

indignation.

2 Samuel 12:5-7 And David's anger was greatly kindled against the man; and he said to Nathan, As the LORD lives...

Nehemiah 5:6 And I was very angry when I heard their cry and these words.

*etc:

Nehemiah 13:25 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying...

Job 42:6 Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke...

Daniel 6:14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him...

Mark 3:5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he said to the man...

Ephesians 4:26 Be you angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath:

fear.

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Psalm 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Proverbs 14:16 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident.

Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that fears always: but he that hardens his heart shall fall into mischief.

Romans 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high minded, but fear:

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

Hebrews 4:1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.

Hebrews 12:15,16 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you...

1 Peter 1:17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work...

Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

vehement.

Psalm 38:9 Lord, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hid from you.

Psalm 42:1 As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.

Psalm 130:6 My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

Psalm 145:19 He will fulfill the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave...

Isaiah 26:8 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name...

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

zeal.

2 Corinthians 9:2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago...

Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen on me.

Psalm 119:139 My zeal has consumed me, because my enemies have forgotten your words.

John 2:17 And his disciples remembered that it was written, The zeal of your house has eaten me up.

Acts 17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

revenge.

Psalm 35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting...

Matthew 5:29,30 And if your right eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you...

Mark 9:43-48 And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell...

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

approved.

2 Corinthians 6:4 But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

2 Corinthians 13:7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that you should do that which is honest...

Romans 14:18 For he that in these things serves Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Cross References
Romans 3:5
But if our unrighteousness serves to show the righteousness of God, what shall we say? That God is unrighteous to inflict wrath on us? (I speak in a human way.)

2 Corinthians 2:6
For such a one, this punishment by the majority is enough,

2 Corinthians 7:7
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.

1 Thessalonians 4:6
that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.

1 Timothy 5:20
As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.

James 3:17
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.

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