For behold, this selfsame thing, that ye were made sorry after a godly sort, what earnest care it wrought in you, yea what clearing of yourselves, yea what indignation, yea what fear, yea what longing, yea what zeal, yea what avenging! In everything ye approved yourselves to be pure in the matter.
But if our righteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who visiteth with wrath? (I speak after the manner of men.)
And ye are puffed up, and did not rather mourn, that he that had done this deed might be taken away from among you.
Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was (inflicted) by the many;
and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather even reprove them;