I wrote as I did,(A) so that when I came I would not be distressed(B) by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence(C) in all of you, that you would all share my joy.

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Another reason I wrote you(A) was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.(B)

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Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter,(A) I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while—

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12 So even though I wrote to you,(A) it was neither on account of the one who did the wrong(B) nor on account of the injured party, but rather that before God you could see for yourselves how devoted to us you are.

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