2 Corinthians 2:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved?

New Living Translation
For if I cause you grief, who will make me glad? Certainly not someone I have grieved.

English Standard Version
For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained?

Berean Study Bible
For if I grieve you, who is left to cheer me but those whom I have grieved?

Berean Literal Bible
For if I grieve you again, who is making me glad, except the one being grieved by me?

New American Standard Bible
For if I cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful?

King James Bible
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For if I cause you pain, then who will cheer me other than the one being hurt by me?

International Standard Version
After all, if I were to grieve you, who should make me happy but the person I am making sad?

NET Bible
For if I make you sad, who would be left to make me glad but the one I caused to be sad?

New Heart English Bible
For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For if I sadden you, who will gladden me, if not the one whom I sadden?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After all, if I had made you uncomfortable, how could you have cheered me up when you were uncomfortable?

New American Standard 1977
For if I cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful?

Jubilee Bible 2000
For if I make you grieve, who is he then that shall make me glad, but the same who is grieved by me?

King James 2000 Bible
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that makes me glad, but the same who is made sorry by me?

American King James Version
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that makes me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

American Standard Version
For if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad but he that is made sorry by me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
For if I make you sorrowful, who is he then that can make me glad, but the same who is made sorrowful by me?

Darby Bible Translation
For if I grieve you, who also [is] it that gladdens me, if not he that is grieved through me?

English Revised Version
For if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad, but he that is made sorry by me?

Webster's Bible Translation
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same who is made sorry by me?

Weymouth New Testament
For if I of all men give you pain, who then is there to gladden my heart, but the very persons to whom I give pain?

World English Bible
For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me?

Young's Literal Translation
for if I make you sorry, then who is he who is making me glad, except he who is made sorry by me?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-4 The apostle desired to have a cheerful meeting with them; and he had written in confidence of their doing what was to their benefit and his comfort; and that therefore they would be glad to remove every cause of disquiet from him. We should always give pain unwillingly, even when duty requires that it must be given.
Study Bible
Reaffirm Your Love
1So I made up my mind not to make another painful visit to you. 2For if I grieve you, who is left to cheer me but those whom I have grieved? 3I wrote as I did so that on my arrival I would not be saddened by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would share my joy.…
Cross References
Matthew 19:22
When the young man heard this, he went away in sorrow, because he had great wealth.

2 Corinthians 7:8
Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Although I did regret it, I now see that my letter caused you sorrow, but only for a short time.
Treasury of Scripture

For if I make you sorry, who is he then that makes me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

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Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.

1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or …

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