Sufficient for such a one is this punishment which was inflicted by the majority,
In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus,
For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.
Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful of sinning.