2 Corinthians 7:8
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English Standard Version
For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it—though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while.

King James Bible
For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.

American Standard Version
For though I made you sorry with my epistle, I do not regret it: though I did regret it (for I see that that epistle made you sorry, though but for a season),

Douay-Rheims Bible
For although I made you sorrowful by my epistle, I do not repent; and if I did repent, seeing that the same epistle (although but for a time) did make you sorrowful;

English Revised Version
For though I made you sorry with my epistle, I do not regret it, though I did regret; for I see that that epistle made you sorry, though but for a season.

Webster's Bible Translation
For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it was but for a season.

Weymouth New Testament
For if I gave you pain by that letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it then. I see that that letter, even though for a time it gave you pain, had a salutary effect.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Repent (μεταμέλομαι)

See on Matthew 21:29. Rev., regret it.

Though I did repent

Punctuate as Am. Rev., I do not regret it: though (even if) I did regret it (for I see that that epistle made you sorry, though but for a season) I now rejoice.

2 Corinthians 7:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

though I made.

2 Corinthians 7:6,11 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus...

2 Corinthians 2:2-11 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that makes me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me...

Lamentations 3:32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.

Matthew 26:21,22 And as they did eat, he said, Truly I say to you, that one of you shall betray me...

Luke 22:61,62 And the Lord turned, and looked on Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, Before the cock crow...

John 16:6 But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Love you me?...

Hebrews 12:9-11 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence...

Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

though I did.

Exodus 5:22,23 And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, LORD, why have you so evil entreated this people? why is it that you have sent me...

Jeremiah 20:7-9 O LORD, you have deceived me, and I was deceived; you are stronger than I, and have prevailed: I am in derision daily...

Cross References
2 Corinthians 2:2
For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained?

2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.

2 Corinthians 2:4
For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

2 Corinthians 7:7
and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted by you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.

2 Corinthians 7:9
As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

2 Corinthians 7:12
So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the one who did the wrong, nor for the sake of the one who suffered the wrong, but in order that your earnestness for us might be revealed to you in the sight of God.

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