2 Corinthians 7:15
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New International Version
And his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling.

New Living Translation
Now he cares for you more than ever when he remembers the way all of you obeyed him and welcomed him with such fear and deep respect.

English Standard Version
And his affection for you is even greater, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling.

New American Standard Bible
His affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling.

King James Bible
And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And his affection toward you is even greater as he remembers the obedience of all of you, and how you received him with fear and trembling.

International Standard Version
His affection for you is even greater as he remembers how obedient all of you were and how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.

NET Bible
And his affection for you is much greater when he remembers the obedience of you all, how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also his affections are increased all the more for you as he remembers the obedience of you all, that you received him with awe and trembling.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
His deepest feelings go out to you even more as he remembers how obedient all of you were, and how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And his inward affection is more abundant toward you while he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

King James 2000 Bible
And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.

American King James Version
And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.

American Standard Version
And his affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his bowels are more abundantly towards you; remembering the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you have received him.

Darby Bible Translation
and his affections are more abundantly towards you, calling to mind the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

English Revised Version
And his inward affection is more abundantly toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his tender affection is more abundant towards you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

Weymouth New Testament
And his strong and tender affection is all the more drawn out towards you when he recalls to mind the obedience which all of you manifested by the timidity and nervous anxiety with which you welcomed him.

World English Bible
His affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembers all of your obedience, how with fear and trembling you received him.

Young's Literal Translation
and his tender affection is more abundantly toward you, remembering the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye did receive him;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:12-16 The apostle was not disappointed concerning them, which he signified to Titus; and he could with joy declare the confidence he had in them for the time to come. Here see the duties of a pastor and of his flock; the latter must lighten the troubles of the pastoral office, by respect and obedience; the former make a due return by his care of them, and cherish the flock by testimonies of satisfaction, joy, and tenderness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - His inward affection. The same word which is so needlessly rendered "bowels" in 2 Corinthians 6:12. More abundant. His love for you has been increased by his recent visit. With fear and trembling. On this Pauline phrase, see 1 Corinthians 2:3.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And his inward affection is more abundant toward you,.... Or "his bowels"; denoting the tenderness of his heart, the strength of his affections, which inwardly and to a very great degree moved towards them; especially

whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all; to him, and to me by him; to the advice and orders given, which were so readily, cheerfully, and universally complied with; and

how with fear and trembling you received him; that is, with great humility and respect, with much deference to him: considering his character as a minister of the Gospel, and as one sent by the apostle to them, they embraced him with great marks of honour and esteem; for this is not to be understood of any inward slavish fear or dread of mind, or trembling of body at the sight of him, and because he came to know their estate, and with reproofs from the apostle to them.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

15. his inward affection—literally, "bowels" (compare 2Co 6:12; Php 1:8; 2:1; Col 3:12).

obedience—(2Co 2:9).

fear and trembling—with trembling anxiety to obey my wishes, and fearful lest there should be aught in yourselves to offend him and me (2Co 7:11; compare 1Co 2:3).

2 Corinthians 7:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Joy in the Corinthians
14For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth. 15His affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling. 16I rejoice that in everything I have confidence in you.
Cross References
John 16:21
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

1 Corinthians 2:3
I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.

2 Corinthians 2:9
Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.

Philippians 2:12
Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,
Treasury of Scripture

And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.

inward affection is. Gr. bowels are.

2 Corinthians 6:12 You are not straitened in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels.

Genesis 43:30 And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn on his brother: and …

1 Kings 3:26 Then spoke the woman whose the living child was to the king, for …

Songs 5:4 My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels …

Philippians 1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels …

Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels …

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

the obedience.

2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of …

2 Corinthians 10:5,6 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself …

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and …

with. See on ver.

2 Corinthians 7:10,11 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented …

Ezra 9:4 Then were assembled to me every one that trembled at the words of …

Ezra 10:9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together …

Job 21:6 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling takes hold on my flesh.

Psalm 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psalm 119:120 My flesh trembles for fear of you; and I am afraid of your judgments.

Isaiah 66:2 For all those things has my hand made, and all those things have …

Hosea 13:1 When Ephraim spoke trembling, he exalted himself in Israel; but when …

Acts 16:29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and …

Ephesians 6:5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to …

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

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