Love him (2 Cor. 2:8)

“I urge you

To reaffirm

Your love

For him.”

διὸ παρακαλῶ ὑμᾶς κυρῶσαι εἰς αὐτὸν ἀγάπην·

Paul said that I urge you (διὸ παρακαλῶ ὑμᾶς) to reaffirm (κυρῶσαι) your love for him (εἰς αὐτὸν ἀγάπην).  Only the Pauline letters used this word κυρῶσαι, that means to make valid, ratify, confirm, reaffirm, or assure.  Paul wanted to make sure that the other Christian Corinthians would reassure this bad person that that they still had Christian love, agape, ἀγάπη, for him.  All was not lost.  They were still to love this sinner, although they did not love his sin.  Do you love sinners despite their sins?

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