2Cor 2:3-11

3And I wrote as I did, so that when I came, I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice; for I am confident about all of you, that my joy would be the joy of all of you.4For I wrote you out of much distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain, but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.Forgiveness for the Offender 5But if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but to some extent—not to exaggerate it—to all of you.6This punishment by the majority is enough for such a person;7so now instead you should forgive and console him, so that he may not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.8So I urge you to reaffirm your love for him.9I wrote for this reason: to test you and to know whether you are obedient in everything.10Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. What I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ.11And we do this so that we may not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.