2 Corinthians 7:9
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.
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Psalm 38:18
Yes, I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.

Matthew 3:8
Produce fruit worthy of repentance.

2 Corinthians 7:8
Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Although I did regret it, I now see that my letter caused you sorrow, but only for a short time.

2 Corinthians 7:10
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

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I rejoice.

2 Corinthians 7:6, 7, 10
But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the arrival of Titus, . . .

Ecclesiastes 7:3
Sorrow is better than laughter, for a sad countenance is good for the heart.

Jeremiah 31:18-20
I have surely heard Ephraim's moaning: 'You disciplined me severely, like an untrained calf. Restore me, and I will return, for You are the LORD my God. . . .

Zechariah 12:10
Then I will pour out on the house of David and on the residents of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and prayer, and they will look on Me, the One they have pierced. They will mourn for Him as one mourns an only child, and weep bitterly for Him as one grieves a firstborn son.

Luke 15:7, 10, 17-24, 32
In the same way, I tell you that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous ones who do not need to repent. . . .

Acts 20:21
testifying to Jews and Greeks alike about repentance to God and faith in our Lord Jesus.

after a godly manner.

2 Corinthians 7:10, 11
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. . . .

2 Corinthians 1:12
And this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in relation to you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God--not in worldly wisdom, but in the grace of God.

that ye.

2 Corinthians 2:16
To the one, we are an odor of death and demise; to the other, a fragrance that brings life. And who is qualified for such a task?

2 Corinthians 10:8-10
For even if I boast somewhat excessively about the authority the Lord gave us for building you up rather than tearing you down, I will not be ashamed. . . .

2 Corinthians 13:8-10
For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. . . .

Isaiah 6:9-11
And He replied, "Go and tell this people: 'Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.' . . .

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