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2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4


Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God,


who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.


Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth.


Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand.


But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow.


For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me?


And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.


For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you.

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