“Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.”
King James Version (KJV)
2Co 7:9 Now I rejoice. Not because they were made sorry, but that their sorrow brought repentance. Observe, (1) that regret is not repentance; (2) that sorrow is not repentance; (3) that godly sorrow works repentance, or, in other words, repentance results from godly sorrow, or sorrowing in a way pleasing to God (2Co 7:10).