7:9 Now I rejoice, not because you were made sad, 1 but because you were made sad to the point of repentance. For you were made sad as God intended, 2 so that you were not harmed 3 in any way by us. 7:10 For sadness as intended by God produces a repentance that leads to salvation, leaving no regret, but worldly sadness brings about death. 7:11 For see what this very thing, this sadness 4 as God intended, has produced in you: what eagerness, what defense of yourselves, 5 what indignation, 6 what alarm, what longing, what deep concern, 7 what punishment! 8 In everything you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
1 tn Grk “were grieved” (so also twice later in the verse).
3 tn Grk “so that you did not suffer loss.”
4 tn Grk “this very thing, to be grieved.”
5 tn The words “of yourselves” are not in the Greek text but are implied.
6 sn What indignation refers to the Corinthians’ indignation at the offender.
7 tn Or “what zeal.”
8 sn That is, punishment for the offender.