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

New Living Translation
Please open your hearts to us. We have not done wrong to anyone, nor led anyone astray, nor taken advantage of anyone.

English Standard Version
Make room in your hearts for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one.

Berean Study Bible
Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.

Berean Literal Bible
Make room for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.

New American Standard Bible
Make room for us in your hearts; we wronged no one, we corrupted no one, we took advantage of no one.

King James Bible
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Christian Standard Bible
Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, corrupted no one, taken advantage of no one.

Contemporary English Version
Make a place for us in your hearts! We haven't mistreated or hurt anyone. We haven't cheated anyone.

Good News Translation
Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one; we have ruined no one, nor tried to take advantage of anyone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Accept us. We have wronged no one, corrupted no one, defrauded no one.

International Standard Version
Make room for us in your hearts! We have not treated anyone unjustly, harmed anyone, or cheated anyone.

NET Bible
Make room for us in your hearts; we have wronged no one, we have ruined no one, we have exploited no one.

New Heart English Bible
Open your hearts to us. We wronged no one. We corrupted no one. We took advantage of no one.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Bear with us brethren. We have not done evil to anyone; we have not corrupted anyone; we have not cheated anyone.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Open your hearts to us. We haven't treated anyone unjustly, ruined anyone, or cheated anyone.

New American Standard 1977
Make room for us in your hearts; we wronged no one, we corrupted no one, we took advantage of no one.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

King James 2000 Bible
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

American King James Version
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

American Standard Version
Open your hearts to us: we wronged no man, we corrupted no man, we took advantage of no man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Receive us. We have injured no man, we have corrupted no man, we have overreached no man.

Darby Bible Translation
Receive us: we have injured no one, we have ruined no one, we have made gain of no one.

English Revised Version
Open your hearts to us: we wronged no man, we corrupted no man, we took advantage of no man.

Webster's Bible Translation
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Weymouth New Testament
Make room for us in your hearts. There is not one of you whom we have wronged, not one to whom we have done harm, not one over whom we have gained any selfish advantage.

World English Bible
Open your hearts to us. We wronged no one. We corrupted no one. We took advantage of no one.

Young's Literal Translation
receive us; no one did we wrong; no one did we waste; no one did we defraud;
Study Bible
Paul's Joy in the Corinthians
1Therefore, beloved, since we have these promises, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that defiles body and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one. 3I do not say this to condemn you. I have said before that you so occupy our hearts that we live and die together with you.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 6:12
It is not our affection, but yours that is restrained.

2 Corinthians 12:15
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?

Treasury of Scripture

Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

Receive.

2 Corinthians 11:16
I say again, Let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little.

Matthew 10:14,40
And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet…

Luke 10:8
And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you:

we have wronged.

2 Corinthians 1:12
For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

2 Corinthians 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 6:3-7
Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: …







Lexicon
Make room for us in your hearts.
Χωρήσατε (Chōrēsate)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5562: From chora; to be in space, i.e. to pass, enter, or to hold, admit.

We have wronged
ἠδικήσαμεν (ēdikēsamen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 91: To act unjustly towards, injure, harm. From adikos; to be unjust, i.e. do wrong.

no one,
οὐδένα (oudena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

we have corrupted
ἐφθείραμεν (ephtheiramen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 5351: To corrupt, spoil, destroy, ruin. Probably strengthened from phthio; properly, to shrivel or wither, i.e. To spoil or to ruin.

no one,
οὐδένα (oudena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

we have exploited
ἐπλεονεκτήσαμεν (epleonektēsamen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4122: To take advantage of, overreach, defraud. From pleonektes; to be covetous, i.e. to over-reach.

no one.
οὐδένα (oudena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.
(2) Receive us; we have wronged no man.--Better, Make room for us; we wronged no man: with the same change of tense in the verbs that follow. There is an almost infinite pathos in that entreaty, uttered, we may well believe, as from the very depths of the soul--"Make room for us." The under-current of thought flows on. He had complained of their being straitened in their affections, had entreated that they would enlarge their hearts towards him, as his heart was enlarged towards them. He has travelled on--his thoughts turning now to the party of license, with whom he had pleaded so earnestly in 1 Corinthians 8-10--to the terribly unutterable contaminations to which they were exposing themselves by their companionship with idolaters. He now, almost, as it were, with sobs, entreats once more: "You can find a place for such as these in your heart. Have you no place for me?" In the words "we wronged no man" we find reference to charges of greed of gain and self-interested motives that had been whispered against him, and to which he refers again in 2Corinthians 8:20; 2Corinthians 12:18. Perhaps, also, he contrasts himself with others, who "did wrong and defrauded" (1Corinthians 6:8).

We have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.--The word for "corrupt" is the same as that translated "defile" in 1Corinthians 3:17, and is used with manifest reference to sensual impurity in 2Peter 2:12; Jude 1:10; Revelation 19:2. The word for "defrauded" is not the same as that in 1Corinthians 6:8, and though meaning literally "to make a gain," or "seek a gain," had, with its cognate nouns, acquired a darker shade of meaning. The verb is used in obvious connection with impurity in 1Thessalonians 4:3-6, where see Note. The nouns often appear in closest companionship with those which indicate that form of evil (1Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 5:5; 2Peter 2:14; Romans 1:29; Colossians 3:5). Mere greed of gain is commonly described by another word, which we translate "the love of money" (Luke 16:14; 1Timothy 6:10; 2Timothy 3:2). There seems, then, sufficient reason for connecting this verb also with the same class of sins. It would seem as if the word had colloquially acquired a secondary meaning, and was used of those who sought gain by ministering to the vice of others--who became, as it were, purveyors of impurity. The words, so understood, give us a momentary glimpse into a depth of evil from which we would willingly turn our eyes. But they leave no room for doubt that, in the infinite pruriency of such a city as Corinth, even such things as these had been said of the Apostle in the cynical jests of the paganising party of license. They tolerated such things themselves. They welcomed those who practised them to their friendship (1Corinthians 5:11). They whispered, we may well believe, of private interviews in lonely lodgings, of public gatherings at night of men and women, and of the kiss of peace. They insinuated that, after all, he was even such a one as themselves. So, in like manner, was the fair fame of a disciple of St. Paul's attacked by Martial, not apparently with malignity, but only in the wantonness of jest. (See Excursus on the Later. Years of St. Paul's Life, at the end of the Acts of the Apostles.) So like charges were levelled at the reputation of Athanasius (Sozomen. Hist. ii. 25), and of Hooker (Walton's Life). So, generally, it was the ever-recurring calumny of the heathen against the Christians that their Agapae, or Feasts of Love, were scenes of foulest license. It is obvious that there is much in the popular outcry against confession that partakes more or less of the same character. Against charges of this nature St. Paul utters his indignant denial: "No," he virtually says; "you find a place in your affections for those who do such things: can you not find a place also for us who are free from them?" The sense which some have given to the word "corrupt," as referring only to doctrinal corruptions, is manifestly out of the question.

Verse 2. - Receive us; rather, open your hearts to us; make room for us (comp. Mark 2:2; John 2:6). It is an appeal to them to get rid of the narrowness of heart, the constricted affections, of which he has complained in 2 Corinthians 6:12. We have wronged... corrupted... defrauded no man. The "no man" in the original is placed first, and this emphatic position, together with its triple repetition, marks St. Paul's insistence on the fact that, whatever his enemies might insinuate, there was no single member of their Church who could complain of injury, moral harm, or unfair treatment from him. Clearly he is again thinking of definite slanders against himself. His sternness to the offender may have been denounced as a wrong; his generous sanction of broad views about clean and unclean meats, idol-offerings, etc., may have been represented as corrupting others by false teaching (2 Corinthians 2:17) or bad example (2 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:6); his urgency about the collection for the saints (2 Corinthians 12:16; Acts 20:33), or his assertion of legitimate authority, may have been specified as greed for power. The verb pleonektein is often used in connection with other verbs, implying sensuality. It is difficult for us even to imagine that St. Paul had ever been charged with gross immorality; but it may have been so, for in a corrupt atmosphere everything is corrupt. Men like Nero and Heliogabalus, being themselves the vilest of men, openly declared their belief that no man was pure, and many in the heathen world may have been inclined to similar suspicions. Of Whitefield, the poet says -

"His sins were such as Sodom never knew,
And calumny stood up to swear all true."
We know too that the Christians were universally charged with Thyestean banquets and promiscuous licentiousness. It is, however, more natural to take pleonektein in its general sense, in which it means "to overreach," "to claim or seize more than one's just rights" (see 2 Corinthians 2:11) In 1 Corinthians 9:1-6 he is defending himself against similar charges, as also in this Epistle (2 Corinthians 5:12; 6:3; 10:7-11; 11; 12., passim). For similar strains of defence, see those of Moses and of Samuel. 7:1-4 The promises of God are strong reasons for us to follow after holiness; we must cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit. If we hope in God as our Father, we must seek to be holy as he is holy, and perfect as our Father in heaven. His grace, by the influences of his Spirit, alone can purify, but holiness should be the object of our constant prayers. If the ministers of the gospel are thought contemptible, there is danger lest the gospel itself be despised also; and though ministers must flatter none, yet they must be gentle towards all. Ministers may look for esteem and favour, when they can safely appeal to the people, that they have corrupted no man by false doctrines or flattering speeches; that they have defrauded no man; nor sought to promote their own interests so as to hurt any. It was affection to them made the apostle speak so freely to them, and caused him to glory of them, in all places, and upon all occasions.
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