7:8 For even if I made you sad 1 by my letter, 2 I do not regret having written it 3 (even though I did regret it, 4 for 5 I see that my letter made you sad, 6 though only for a short time). 7:9 Now I rejoice, not because you were made sad, 7 but because you were made sad to the point of repentance. For you were made sad as God intended, 8 so that you were not harmed 9 in any way by us.
2 Corinthians 7:12Context
7:12 So then, even though I wrote to you, it was not on account of the one who did wrong, or on account of the one who was wronged, but to reveal to you your eagerness on our behalf 10 before God.
1 tn Grk “if I grieved you.”
3 tn Grk “I do not regret”; direct objects in Greek must often be supplied from the context. Here one could simply supply “it,” but since Paul is referring to the effects of his previous letter, clarity is improved if “having written it” is supplied.
4 tn Grk “I did regret”; the direct object “it” must be supplied from the context.
5 tc A few important
6 tn Grk “my letter grieved you.”
7 tn Grk “were grieved” (so also twice later in the verse).
9 tn Grk “so that you did not suffer loss.”
10 tn Grk “but in order that your eagerness on our behalf might be revealed to you.”