2 Corinthians 11:28
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New International Version
Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.

New Living Translation
Then, besides all this, I have the daily burden of my concern for all the churches.

English Standard Version
And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.

Berean Study Bible
Apart from these external trials, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.

Berean Literal Bible
Besides the external things, the pressure on me on every day is my care for all the churches.

New American Standard Bible
Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches.

King James Bible
Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Not to mention other things, there is the daily pressure on me: my care for all the churches.

International Standard Version
Besides everything else, I have a daily burden because of my anxiety about all the churches.

NET Bible
Apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxious concern for all the churches.

New Heart English Bible
Besides those things that are outside, there is that which presses on me daily, anxiety for all the churches.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Aside from much more, the crowds who are with me everyday, and my care which I have in my person for all the churches.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Besides these external matters, I have the daily pressure of my anxiety about all the churches.

New American Standard 1977
Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure upon me of concern for all the churches.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Beside those things that are without, my daily combat is the welfare of all the congregations {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones}.

King James 2000 Bible
Besides those things that are outside, that which comes upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

American King James Version
Beside those things that are without, that which comes on me daily, the care of all the churches.

American Standard Version
Besides those things that are without, there is that which presseth upon me daily, anxiety for all the churches.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Besides those things which are without: my daily instance, the solicitude for all the churches.

Darby Bible Translation
Besides those things that are without, the crowd [of cares] pressing on me daily, the burden of all the assemblies.

English Revised Version
Beside those things that are without, there is that which presseth upon me daily, anxiety for all the churches.

Webster's Bible Translation
Besides those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

Weymouth New Testament
And besides other things, which I pass over, there is that which presses on me daily--my anxiety for all the Churches.

World English Bible
Besides those things that are outside, there is that which presses on me daily, anxiety for all the assemblies.

Young's Literal Translation
apart from the things without -- the crowding upon me that is daily -- the care of all the assemblies.
Study Bible
Paul's Suffering and Service
27in labor and toil and often without sleep, in hunger and thirst and often without food, in cold and exposure. 28Apart from these external trials, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. 29Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not burn with grief?…
Cross References
Acts 9:31
Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee, and Samaria experienced a time of peace. It grew in strength and numbers, living in the fear of the Lord and the encouragement of the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 7:17
Regardless, each one should lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him and to which God has called him. This is what I prescribe in all the churches.
Treasury of Scripture

Beside those things that are without, that which comes on me daily, the care of all the churches.

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2 Corinthians 11:23-27 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

the care.

Acts 15:36,40,41 And some days after Paul said to Barnabas…

Acts 18:23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over …

Acts 20:2,18-35 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, …

Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the …

Romans 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the …

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

Romans 16:4 Who have for my life laid down their own necks: to whom not only …

Colossians 2:1 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and …

(28) That which cometh upon me daily . . .--The word so translated primarily signifies a "rush" or "tumult," and is so used in Acts 24:12. Here that meaning is excluded by the fact that perils of that nature had been already specified, and that he now manifestly speaks of something differing in kind as well as in degree. But there is, as our modern phraseology shows, such a thing as a "rush" of business almost as trying as the "ugly rush" of a crowd, and that is manifestly what he means here. The daily visits of inquirers, the confessions of sin-burdened souls, the craving of perplexed consciences for guidance, the reference of quarrels of the household or the church to his arbitration as umpire, the arrival of messengers from distant churches, each with their tidings of good or evil--this is what we have to think of as present to St. Paul's thoughts as the daily routine of his life; and the absence of any conjunction between the two clauses clearly points to the fact that, in his mind, "the care (or anxiety) of all the churches" was all but identical with the "rush" of which he had just spoken.

Verse 28. - Those things that are without. The adverb thus rendered parektos only occurs in Matthew 5:32; Acts 26:29. It may either mean "trials that come to me from external and extraneous sources (quae extrinsecus accedunt) or things in addition to these (praeterea), which I here leave unmentioned." The latter meaning is (as St. Chrysostom saw) almost certainly the correct one. That which cometh upon me. The word thus rendered is either episustasis (J, K), which means "hostile attack" or "tumult," as we talk of "a rush of trouble or business;" or epistasis (א, B, D, E, F, G), which may imply "halting, lingering thoughts; "attention," and so "anxiety" (comp. Acts 24:12, where there is the same various reading). Of all the Churches. No doubt he is thinking of his own Churches, the Churches of the Gentiles (Colossians 2:1). Besides those things that are without,.... Or are omitted, which he had passed by, and had not mentioned in the account and enumeration of things he had given; for otherwise the things he had taken notice of and instanced in, were things external; but besides them and many other things which would be too tedious to relate,

that which cometh upon me daily, is not to be forgotten; meaning the prodigious deal of business which was every day upon his hands, through the continual coming of brethren to him, either for advice, or comfort, or instruction; and through the multiplicity of letters from divers parts, which he was obliged to give answers to; and the several duties of the day, as prayer, meditation, reading, praising, preaching, &c. and to sum up the whole, and which is explanative of the phrase,

the care of all the churches; not of ten, or twenty, or some only; but of all of them, he being the apostle of the Gentiles, and was concerned in planting, and raising them, and preaching the Gospel to most of them; and who continually stood in need of his watch and care over them, to provide ministers for some, to prevent schisms and heat divisions in others; to preserve others from errors and heresies, and warn them of the dangers to which they were exposed by false teachers; and to animate, strengthen, and support others under violent persecutions, lest their faith should fail, and they be tempted to desert the Gospel, and drop their profession of religion. 28. without—"Beside" trials falling on me externally, just recounted, there is "that which cometh upon me (literally, the impetuous concourse to me of business; properly, a crowd rising up against one again and again, and ready to bear him down), the care of all the churches" (including those not yet seen in the flesh, Col 2:1): an internal and more weighty anxiety. But the oldest manuscripts for "that which cometh," read, "the pressure": "the pressing care-taking" or "inspection that is upon me daily." Alford translates, "Omitting what is BESIDES"; namely, those other trials besides those recounted. But the Vulgate, Estius, and Bengel, support English Version.

the care—The Greek implies, "my anxious solicitude for all the churches."11:22-33 The apostle gives an account of his labours and sufferings; not out of pride or vain-glory, but to the honour of God, who enabled him to do and suffer so much for the cause of Christ; and shows wherein he excelled the false apostles, who tried to lessen his character and usefulness. It astonishes us to reflect on this account of his dangers, hardships, and sufferings, and to observe his patience, perseverance, diligence, cheerfulness, and usefulness, in the midst of all these trials. See what little reason we have to love the pomp and plenty of this world, when this blessed apostle felt so much hardship in it. Our utmost diligence and services appear unworthy of notice when compared with his, and our difficulties and trials scarcely can be perceived. It may well lead us to inquire whether or not we really are followers of Christ. Here we may study patience, courage, and firm trust in God. Here we may learn to think less of ourselves; and we should ever strictly keep to truth, as in God's presence; and should refer all to his glory, as the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed for evermore.
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