2 Corinthians 12:15
New International Version
So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?

New Living Translation
I will gladly spend myself and all I have for you, even though it seems that the more I love you, the less you love me.

English Standard Version
I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

Berean Study Bible
And for the sake of your souls, I will most gladly spend my money and myself. If I love you more, will you love me less?

Berean Literal Bible
Now I will spend most gladly, and will be utterly spent, for your souls. If loving you more abundantly, am I loved less?

New American Standard Bible
I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

King James Bible
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

Christian Standard Bible
I will most gladly spend and be spent for you. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

Contemporary English Version
So I will gladly give all I have and all I am. Will you love me less for loving you too much?

Good News Translation
I will be glad to spend all I have, and myself as well, in order to help you. Will you love me less because I love you so much?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will most gladly spend and be spent for you. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

International Standard Version
I will be very glad to spend my money and myself for you. Do you love me less because I love you so much?

NET Bible
Now I will most gladly spend and be spent for your lives! If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

New Heart English Bible
I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But I cheerfully also shall spend and I would even give up my person for the sake of your souls, even though, the more I love you, the less you love me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will be very glad to spend whatever I have. I'll even give myself for you. Do you love me less because I love you so much?

New American Standard 1977
And I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you the more, am I to be loved the less?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will very gladly spend and be utterly spent for your souls though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

American King James Version
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

American Standard Version
And I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls; although loving you more, I be loved less.

Darby Bible Translation
Now I shall most gladly spend and be utterly spent for your souls, if even in abundantly loving you I should be less loved.

English Revised Version
And I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

Weymouth New Testament
And as for me, most gladly will I spend all I have and be utterly spent for your salvation.

World English Bible
I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

Young's Literal Translation
and I most gladly will spend and be entirely spent for your souls, even if, more abundantly loving you, less I am loved.
Study Bible
Concern for the Corinthians
14See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. 15And for the sake of your souls, I will most gladly spend my money and myself. If I love you more, will you love me less? 16Be that as it may, I was not a burden to you; but crafty as I am, I caught you by trickery.…
Cross References
Romans 9:3
For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my own flesh and blood,

2 Corinthians 1:6
If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which accomplishes in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we experience.

2 Corinthians 7:2
Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.

2 Corinthians 11:11
Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

Philippians 2:17
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.

Colossians 1:24
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking in regard to Christ's afflictions for the sake of His body, which is the church.

1 Thessalonians 2:8
We cared so deeply that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives as well. That is how beloved you have become to us.

2 Timothy 2:10
For this reason I endure all things for the sake of the elect, so that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.

Treasury of Scripture

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

will.

2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 1:6,14
And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation…

2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

you.

2 Corinthians 12:14
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

Hebrews 13:17
Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

though.

2 Corinthians 6:12,13
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels…

2 Samuel 13:39
And the soul of king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.

2 Samuel 17:1-4
Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night: …







Lexicon
And
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

for the sake of
ὑπὲρ (hyper)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

souls,
ψυχῶν (psychōn)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 5590: From psucho; breath, i.e. spirit, abstractly or concretely.

I
ἐγὼ (egō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

{will} most gladly
ἥδιστα (hēdista)
Adverb - Superlative
Strong's Greek 2236: Most gladly, most pleasantly. Neuter plural of the superlative of the same as hedeos; with great pleasure.

spend my money
δαπανήσω (dapanēsō)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1159: To spend, bear expense, waste, squander. From dapane; to expend, i.e. to incur cost, or to waste.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

[myself].
ἐκδαπανηθήσομαι (ekdapanēthēsomai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1550: To spend (give out) completely, exhaust. From ek and dapanao; to expend, i.e. exhaust.

If
εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

I love
ἀγαπῶν (agapōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

more,
περισσοτέρως (perissoterōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4057: Greatly, exceedingly, abundantly, vehemently. Adverb from perissos; superabundantly.

will [you] love me
ἀγαπῶμαι (agapōmai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

less?
ἧσσον (hēsson)
Adjective - Accusative Neuter Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 2276: Lesser, inferior, weaker. Neuter of comparative of heka used for that of kakos; worse; by implication, less.
(15) And I will very gladly spend and be spent.--The pronoun is emphatic, I, for my part. The latter verb implies spending to the last farthing. As he sought not theirs, but them, so he is ready to spend for them not only all that he has, but even, as if to the verge of exhaustion, all that he is. And yet with all this there was the painful consciousness of toiling without adequate return. It seemed to him, in his intense craving for affection, as if their love varied inversely with his own.

Verse 15. - Spend and be spent; rather, spend and be outspent, or spent to the uttermost (Philippians 2:17). 12:11-21 We owe it to good men, to stand up in the defence of their reputation; and we are under special obligations to those from whom we have received benefit, especially spiritual benefit, to own them as instruments in God's hand of good to us. Here is an account of the apostle's behaviour and kind intentions; in which see the character of a faithful minister of the gospel. This was his great aim and design, to do good. Here are noticed several sins commonly found among professors of religion. Falls and misdeeds are humbling to a minister; and God sometimes takes this way to humble those who might be tempted to be lifted up. These vast verses show to what excesses the false teachers had drawn aside their deluded followers. How grievous it is that such evils should be found among professors of the gospel! Yet thus it is, and has been too often, and it was so even in the days of the apostles.
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