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2 Corinthians 7:3-4

7:3 I do not say this to condemn you, for I told you before 1  that you are in our hearts so that we die together and live together with you. 2 

A Letter That Caused Sadness

7:4 I have great confidence in you; I take great pride 3  on your behalf. I am filled with encouragement; 4  I am overflowing with joy in the midst of 5  all our suffering.

1 sn See 2 Cor 1:4-7.

2 tn The words “with you” are not in the Greek text, but are implied.

3 tn Grk “great is my boasting.”

4 tn Or “comfort.”

5 tn Grk “I am overflowing with joy in all our suffering”; the words “in the midst of” are not in the Greek text but are supplied to clarify that Paul is not rejoicing in the suffering itself, but in his relationship with the Corinthians in the midst of all his suffering.

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