But if anyone has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not for me, but in some degree—not to say too much—for all of you.
Sufficient for such a person is this punishment which was imposed
by the majority,
so that on the other hand, you should rather forgive and comfort him,
otherwise such a person might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your
love for him.
For to this end I also wrote, so that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.
But one whom you forgive anything, I also forgive;
for indeed what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, I did so
for your sakes in the presence of Christ,
so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.