2 Corinthians 7:15
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.

Berean Study Bible
And his affection for you is even greater when he remembers that you were all obedient as you welcomed him with fear and trembling.

Berean Literal Bible
And his affections are more abundantly toward you, remembering the obedience of all of you, 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.

New King James Version
And his affections are greater for you as he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.

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.

NASB 1995
His affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling.

NASB 1977
And his affection abounds all the more toward you, as he remembers the obedience of you all, how you received him with fear and trembling.

Amplified Bible
His affection is greater than ever as he remembers the obedience [to his guidance] that all of you exhibited, and how you received him with the greatest respect.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Contemporary English Version
Titus loves all of you very much, especially when he remembers how you obeyed him and how you trembled with fear when you welcomed 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.

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.

Good News Translation
And so his love for you grows stronger, as he remembers how all of you were ready to obey his instructions, how you welcomed him with fear 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.

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.

Literal Standard Version
and his yearnings are more abundantly toward you, remembering the obedience of you all, how you received 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.

New Heart English Bible
His affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembers all of your obedience, how with fear and trembling you 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Joy in the Corinthians
14Indeed, I was not embarrassed by anything I had boasted to him about you. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting to Titus has proved to be true as well. 15And his affection for you is even greater when he remembers that you were all obedient as you welcomed him with fear and trembling. 16I rejoice that I can have complete confidence in you.…

Cross References
John 16:21
A woman has pain in childbirth because her time has come; but when she brings forth her child, she forgets her anguish because of her joy that a child has been born into the world.

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

2 Corinthians 2:9
My purpose in writing you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.

Philippians 2:12
Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not only in my presence, but now even 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.

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

Genesis 43:30
And Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother: and he sought where to weep; and he entered into his chamber, and wept there.

1 Kings 3:26
Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

the obedience.

2 Corinthians 2:9
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.

2 Corinthians 10:5,6
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; …

Philippians 2:12
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

with.

2 Corinthians 7:10,11
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death…

Ezra 9:4
Then were assembled unto me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the transgression of those that had been carried away; and I sat astonied until the evening sacrifice.

Ezra 10:9
Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together unto Jerusalem within three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month; and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.









(15) His inward affection.--The margin gives the literal meaning of the Greek, which is used here with the same meaning as in 2Corinthians 6:12. Perhaps "heart," or "feelings," would be the best English equivalent. The recollection of what had passed at Corinth had bound him by ties of closest sympathy with the disciples there.

With fear and trembling.--The combination is a favourite one with St. Paul. (Comp. 1Corinthians 2:3; Ephesians 6:5; Philippians 2:12.) What it means is that Titus had been received, not, as he feared, with petulant resistance, but with respectful reverence, not without an element of fear.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

his
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

affection
σπλάγχνα (splanchna)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4698: Probably strengthened from splen; an intestine; figuratively, pity or sympathy.

for
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

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

is
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

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

when he remembers
ἀναμιμνῃσκομένου (anamimnēskomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 363: To remind, admonish, be reminded, remind myself; pass: I remember, recall. From ana and mimnesko; to remind; to recollect.

that
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

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

all
πάντων (pantōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

obedient
ὑπακοήν (hypakoēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5218: Obedience, submissiveness, compliance. From hupakouo; attentive hearkening, i.e. compliance or submission.

[as] you welcomed
ἐδέξασθε (edexasthe)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1209: To take, receive, accept, welcome. Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive.

him
αὐτόν (auton)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

with
μετὰ (meta)
Preposition
Strong's 3326: (a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

fear
φόβου (phobou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5401: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the object or cause of fear, (c) reverence, respect. From a primary phebomai; alarm or fright.

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

trembling.
τρόμου (tromou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 5156: A trembling, quaking, fear. From tremo; a 'trembling', i.e. Quaking with fear.


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