2 Corinthians 7:6
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New International Version
But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,

New Living Translation
But God, who encourages those who are discouraged, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.

English Standard Version
But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus,

New American Standard Bible
But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

King James Bible
Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But God, who comforts the humble, comforted us by the arrival of Titus,

International Standard Version
Yet God, who comforts those who feel miserable, comforted us by the arrival of Titus,

NET Bible
But God, who encourages the downhearted, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But God, he who comforts the lowly, comforted us with the coming of Titus,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yet God, who comforts those who are dejected, comforted us when Titus arrived.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Nevertheless God, who comforts the humble, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

King James 2000 Bible
Nevertheless God, who comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

American King James Version
Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

American Standard Version
Nevertheless he that comforteth the lowly, even God, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But God, who comforteth the humble, comforted us by the coming of Titus.

Darby Bible Translation
But he who encourages those that are [brought] low, [even] God, encouraged us by the coming of Titus;

English Revised Version
Nevertheless he that comforteth the lowly, even God, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

Webster's Bible Translation
Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

Weymouth New Testament
But He who comforts the depressed--even God-- comforted us by the coming of Titus, and not by his coming only,

World English Bible
Nevertheless, he who comforts the lowly, God, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

Young's Literal Translation
but He who is comforting the cast-down -- God -- He did comfort us in the presence of Titus;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:5-11 There were fightings without, or continual contentions with, and opposition from Jews and Gentiles; and there were fears within, and great concern for such as had embraced the Christian faith. But God comforts those who are cast down. We should look above and beyond all means and instruments, to God, as the author of all the consolation and good we enjoy. Sorrow according to the will of God, tending to the glory of God, and wrought by the Spirit of God, renders the heart humble, contrite, submissive, disposed to mortify every sin, and to walk in newness of life. And this repentance is connected with saving faith in Christ, and an interest in his atonement. There is a great difference between this sorrow of a godly sort, and the sorrow of the world. The happy fruits of true repentance are mentioned. Where the heart is changed, the life and actions will be changed. It wrought indignation at sin, at themselves, at the tempter and his instruments. It wrought a fear of watchfulness, and a cautious fear of sin. It wrought desire to be reconciled with God. It wrought zeal for duty, and against sin. It wrought revenge against sin and their own folly, by endeavours to make satisfaction for injuries done thereby. Deep humility before God, hatred of all sin, with faith in Christ, a new heart and a new life, make repentance unto salvation. May the Lord bestow it on every one of us.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - Who comforteth those that are cast down. "The Comforter of the humble comforted us, even God." The word "humble" has in classical Greek the sense of "mean," "abject." Pride, not humility, was the virtue even of Stoic morality. Christ was the first to reveal the beatitude of lowliness (Matthew 11:29; Luke 1:52). Doubtless the word still retained some of its old associations, and had been used of St. Paul in a disparaging sense (2 Corinthians 10:1). But he whom his opponents accused of so much egotism, ambition, and arrogance, meekly accepts the term and applies it to himself. God (2 Corinthians 1:4). "The God... of consolation" (Romans 15:5). By the coming of Titus. This was the cause of that outburst of joy in 2 Corinthians 2:13, 14, which passage here finds its explanation. The absence of Titus from the Acts is another proof of the fragmentariness of that book. It is evident that he was an ardent, able, active fellow worker, and most beloved friend of the apostle (Galatians 2:1, 3; 2 Timothy 4:10; Titus 1:4; Titus 3:12). We learn most about him from this Epistle.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Nevertheless, God that comforteth those that are cast down,.... Or "humble ones": such as are humbled under the afflicting hand of God, and have low and mean apprehensions of themselves; these God looks unto, dwells with, revives their hearts, cheers their drooping spirits, and fills them with comforts; he has been used to do so with such persons; he has raised comfort to them; they may expect it, and the apostle experienced it; and which he refers to God as the author of it, as he had done in the beginning of this epistle, calling him "the God of all comfort"; he was the efficient cause, the means by which it was effected was the coming of Titus:

comforted us by the coming of Titus; to whom the apostle bore a very great affection, he being his son in a spiritual sense, a companion with him in his travels, and of great usefulness and service in the ministration of the Gospel; so that the very sight of him gave him pleasure; and the more, inasmuch as he had for some time longed to see him, that he might have some account from him of the affairs of this church.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. Translate in the order required by the Greek, "But he that comforteth those that are cast down, even God." Those that are of an high spirit are not susceptible of such comfort.

2 Corinthians 7:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
Paul's Joy in the Corinthians
5For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within. 6But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus; 7and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced even more.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:17
I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.

2 Corinthians 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,

2 Corinthians 1:4
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

2 Corinthians 2:13
I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 7:7
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort you had given him. He told us about your longing for me, your deep sorrow, your ardent concern for me, so that my joy was greater than ever.

2 Corinthians 7:13
By all this we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

2 Corinthians 7:14
I had boasted to him about you, and you have not embarrassed me. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting about you to Titus has proved to be true as well.
Treasury of Scripture

Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

that comforteth.

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father …

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, …

Isaiah 12:1 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though …

Isaiah 51:12 I, even I, am he that comforts you: who are you, that you should …

Isaiah 57:15,18 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose …

Isaiah 61:1,2 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me; because the LORD has anointed …

Jeremiah 31:13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old …

Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, …

Romans 15:5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like minded …

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of …

2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which …

comforted.

2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: …

1 Corinthians 16:17,18 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: …

1 Thessalonians 3:2,6,7 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

3 John 1:2-4 Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, …

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