You forgive and I will forgive (2 Cor. 2:10)

“Anyone whom you forgive,

I also forgive.

If I have forgiven anything,

It has been for your sake

In the presence of Christ.”

ᾧ δέ τι χαρίζεσθε, κἀγώ· καὶ γὰρ ἐγὼ ὃ κεχάρισμαι, εἴ τι κεχάρισμαι, δι’ ὑμᾶς ἐν προσώπῳ Χριστοῦ,

Paul said that anyone whom they forgive (ᾧ δέ τι χαρίζεσθε), he would also forgive (καὶ γὰρ ἐγὼ ὃ κεχάρισμαι).  Paul said that what he had forgiven, if he has forgiven anything (εἴ τι κεχάρισμαι), it has been for their sake (δι’ ὑμᾶς) in the presence of Christ (ἐν προσώπῳ Χριστοῦ).  Paul indicated that forgiveness was an important part of the Christian message.  If the Corinthians were able to forgive someone, he would do the same.  Paul said that this forgiveness was for them and for the sake of, and in the presence of, or before the face of Christ.  This was Christian forgiveness coming out of the love of Christ for his fellow believing brothers, the Christian agape.  Are you able to forgive people?

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