1 Has igitur habentes promissio nes, carissimi, mundemus nos ab omni inquinamento carnis et spiritus, perficientes sanctificationem in timore Dei.
2 Capite nos! Neminem laesimus, neminem corrupimus, neminem circumvenimus.
3 Non ad condemnationem dico; praedixi enim quod in cordibus nostris estis ad commoriendum et ad convivendum.
4 Multa mihi fiducia est apud vos, multa mihi gloriatio pro vobis; repletus sum consolatione, superabundo gaudio in omni tribulatione nostra.
5 Nam et cum venissemus Macedoniam, nullam requiem habuit caro nostra, sed omnem tribulationem passi: foris pugnae, intus timores.
6 Sed qui consolatur humiles, consolatus est nos Deus in adventu Titi;
7 non solum autem in adventu eius sed etiam in solacio, quo consolatus est in vobis, referens nobis vestrum desiderium, vestrum fletum, vestram aemulationem pro me, ita ut magis gauderem.
8 Quoniam etsi contristavi vos in epistula, non me paenitet; etsi paeniteret - video quod epistula illa, etsi ad horam, vos contristavit -
9 nunc gaudeo, non quia contristati estis, sed quia contristati estis ad paenitentiam; contristati enim estis secundum Deum, ut in nullo detrimentum patiamini ex nobis.
10 Quae enim secundum Deum tristitia, paenitentiam in salutem stabilem operatur; saeculi autem tristitia mortem operatur.
11 Ecce enim hoc ipsum secundum Deum contristari: quantam in vobis operatum est sollicitudinem, sed defensionem, sed indignationem, sed timorem, sed desiderium, sed aemulationem, sed vindictam! In omnibus exhibuistis vos incontaminatos esse negotio.
12 Igitur etsi scripsi vobis, non propter eum, qui fecit iniuriam, nec propter eum, qui passus est, sed ad manifestandam sollicitudinem vestram, quam pro nobis habetis, ad vos coram Deo.
13 Ideo consolati sumus. In consolatione autem nostra abundantius magis gavisi sumus super gaudium Titi, quia refectus est spiritus eius ab omnibus vobis;
14 et si quid apud illum de vobis gloriatus sum, non sum confusus, sed sicut omnia vobis in veritate locuti sumus, ita et gloriatio nostra, quae fuit ad Titum, veritas facta est.
15 Et viscera eius abundantius in vos sunt, reminiscentis omnium vestrum oboedientiam, quomodo cum timore et tremore excepistis eum.
16 Gaudeo quod in omnibus confido in vobis.
King James Version
1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.
4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.
6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;
7 And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.
9 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.
10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
11 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.
12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth.
15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.