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For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.
King James Bible
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
American Standard Version
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly unto you.
Young's Literal Translation
for out of much tribulation and pressure of heart I wrote to you through many tears, not that ye might be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly toward you.
2 Corinthians 2:4 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For out of much affliction, etc. - It is very likely that the apostle's enemies had represented him as a harsh, austere, authoritative man; who was better pleased with inflicting wounds than in healing them. But he vindicates himself from this charge by solemnly asserting that this was the most painful part of his office; and that the writing of his first epistle to them cost him much affliction and anguish of heart, and many tears.
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2 Corinthians 2:4 Parallel CommentariesAbundant Abundantly Affliction Anguish Cause Deep Distress Especially Great Grieve Grieved Heart Hope Love Order Pain Pressure Showing Sorrow Sorrowful Sorry Spirit Suffering Tears Towards Tribulation Trouble Weeping Write WroteAbundant Abundantly Affliction Anguish Cause Deep Distress Especially Great Grieve Grieved Heart Hope Love Order Pain Pressure Showing Sorrow Sorrowful Sorry Spirit Suffering Tears Towards Tribulation Trouble Weeping Write WroteTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Corinthians 2:9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.
2 Corinthians 7:8 Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it--I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while--
2 Corinthians 7:12 So even though I wrote to you, it was neither on account of the one who did the wrong nor on account of the injured party, but rather that before God you could see for yourselves how devoted to us you are.