New American Standard Bible
Wherefore I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.
King James Bible
Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore I exhort you to assure him of your love.
World English Bible
Therefore I beg you to confirm your love toward him.
Young's Literal Translation
wherefore, I call upon you to confirm love to him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him - The word rendered here as "confirm" (κυρῶσαι kurōsai) occurs in the New Testament only here and in Galatians 3:15. It means to give authority, to establish as valid, to confirm; and here means that they should give strong expressions and assurances of their love to him; that they should pursue such a course as would leave no room for doubt in regard to it. Tyndale has well rendered it: "Wherefore I exhort you that love may halve strength over him." Paul referred, doubtless, here to some public act of the church by which the sentence of excommunication might be removed, and by which the offender might have a public assurance of their favor.
LibrarySince These Things are So, Because it were Too Long to Treat Thoroughly Of...
35. Since these things are so, because it were too long to treat thoroughly of all that in that "Pound"  of Dictinius are set down as precedents of lying, meet to be imitated, it seemeth to me that this is the rule to which not only these, but whatever such there be, must be reduced. Namely, either what is believed to be a lie must be shown not to be such; whether it be where a truth is left untold, and yet no falsehood told; or where a true signification willeth one thing to be understood …
St. Augustine—Against Lying
On the Study of the Evidences of Christianity.
Letter cxx. To Hedibia.
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2 Corinthians 2:7
so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
2 Corinthians 2:9
For to this end also I wrote, so that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.
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