2 Corinthians 7:4
New International Version
I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.

New Living Translation
I have the highest confidence in you, and I take great pride in you. You have greatly encouraged me and made me happy despite all our troubles.

English Standard Version
I am acting with great boldness toward you; I have great pride in you; I am filled with comfort. In all our affliction, I am overflowing with joy.

Berean Study Bible
Great is my confidence in you; great is my pride in you; I am filled with encouragement; in all our troubles my joy overflows.

Berean Literal Bible
Great is my boldness toward you; great my boasting on behalf of you; I have been filled with encouragement; I overabound with joy upon all our affliction.

King James Bible
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

New King James Version
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.

New American Standard Bible
My confidence in you is great; my boasting in your behalf is great. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.

NASB 1995
Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.

NASB 1977
Great is my confidence in you, great is my boasting on your behalf; I am filled with comfort. I am overflowing with joy in all our affliction.

Amplified Bible
Great is my confidence in you; great is my pride and boasting on your behalf. I am filled [to the brim] with comfort; I am overflowing with joy in spite of all our trouble.

Christian Standard Bible
I am very frank with you; I have great pride in you. I am filled with encouragement; I am overflowing with joy in all our afflictions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have great confidence in you; I have great pride in you. I am filled with encouragement; I am overcome with joy in all our afflictions.

American Standard Version
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying on your behalf: I am filled with comfort, I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have great frankness toward you and much pride in you and I am filled with comfort and I have a great abundance of joy in all my afflictions.

Contemporary English Version
I trust you completely. I am always proud of you, and I am greatly encouraged. In all my trouble I am still very happy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Great is my confidence for you, great is my glorying for you. I am filled with comfort: I exceedingly abound with joy in all our tribulation.

English Revised Version
Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying on your behalf: I am filled with comfort, I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

Good News Translation
I am so sure of you; I take such pride in you! In all our troubles I am still full of courage; I am running over with joy.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have great confidence in you, and I have a lot of reasons to be proud of you. Even as we suffer, I'm encouraged and feel very happy.

International Standard Version
I have great confidence in you. I am very proud of you. I am very much encouraged. I am overjoyed in all our troubles.

Literal Standard Version
great [is] my freedom of speech to you, great my glory on your behalf; I have been filled with the comfort, I hyper-abound with the joy on all our tribulation,

NET Bible
I have great confidence in you; I take great pride on your behalf. I am filled with encouragement; I am overflowing with joy in the midst of all our suffering.

New Heart English Bible
Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

Weymouth New Testament
I have great confidence in you: very loudly do I boast of you. I am filled with comfort: my heart overflows with joy amid all our affliction.

World English Bible
Great is my boldness of speech toward you. Great is my boasting on your behalf. I am filled with comfort. I overflow with joy in all our affliction.

Young's Literal Translation
great is my freedom of speech unto you, great my glory on your behalf; I have been filled with the comfort, I overabound with the joy on all our tribulation,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Joy in the Corinthians
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. 4Great is my confidence in you; great is my pride in you; I am filled with encouragement; in all our troubles my joy overflows. 5For when we arrived in Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were pressed from every direction—conflicts on the outside, fears within.…

Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:4
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

2 Corinthians 6:10
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

2 Corinthians 7:14
Indeed, 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.

2 Corinthians 8:24
In full view of the churches, then, show these men the proof of your love and the reason for our boasting about you.

2 Corinthians 9:2
For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting to the Macedonians that since last year you in Achaia were prepared to give. And your zeal has stirred most of them to do likewise.

2 Corinthians 9:3
But I am sending the brothers in order that our boasting about you in this matter should not prove empty, but that you will be prepared, just as I said.


Treasury of Scripture

Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

my boldness.

2 Corinthians 3:12
Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:

2 Corinthians 6:11
O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.

2 Corinthians 10:1,2
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: …

great.

2 Corinthians 1:14
As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 9:2-4
For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many…

1 Corinthians 1:4
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

I am filled.

2 Corinthians 7:6,7
Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; …

2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

2 Corinthians 2:14
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.









(4) Great is my boldness of speech.--The context shows that he is not apologising for bold and plain speaking, but uses the word as implying confidence (1Timothy 3:13; Philemon 1:8). He can speak without reticence now, because he is going to express his comfort and joy at what had been reported to him.

I am exceeding joyful.--Literally, I exceedingly abound (or, overflow) in joy. The verb is the same as in Romans 5:20, and answers to the "pressed above measure" which he had used in 2Corinthians 1:8, in speaking of his troubles.

Verse 4. - Boldness of speech. St. Paul feels that he may address them with perfect frankness and openness (2 Corinthians 3:12). My glorying of you. "My boasting on your account" (2 Corinthians 1:14; 2 Corinthians 5:12; 2 Corinthians 8:14; comp. 1 Corinthians 1:4-7). I am filled with comfort. "I have been filled with the consolation." "Consolation" is the word which occurs so frequently in 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4. I am exceeding joyful. "I superabound in my joy" (2 Corinthians 2:2-14). In all our tribulation. The clause belongs to both the preceding clauses. Joy in the very midst of affliction was an essentially Christian blessing (Philippians 2:17).

"Thou shalt have joy in sadness soon;
The pure calm hope be thine
Which brightens the Eastern moon,
When day's wild lights decline."
(See 2 Corinthians 6:10; Galatians 5:22; Romans 14:17; John 15:11.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Great [is]
πολλή (pollē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

my
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

confidence
παρρησία (parrēsia)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3954: From pas and a derivative of rheo; all out-spokenness, i.e. Frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.

in
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

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

great [is]
πολλή (pollē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4183: Much, many; often.

my
μοι (moi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

pride
καύχησις (kauchēsis)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2746: The act of boasting, glorying, exultation. From kauchaomai; boasting, in a good or a bad sense.

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

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

I am filled
πεπλήρωμαι (peplērōmai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 4137: From pleres; to make replete, i.e. to cram, level up, or to furnish, satisfy, execute, finish, verify, etc.

with encouragement;
παρακλήσει (paraklēsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3874: From parakaleo; imploration, hortation, solace.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

all
πάσῃ (pasē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

troubles
θλίψει (thlipsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 2347: Persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. From thlibo; pressure.

my joy overflows.
ὑπερπερισσεύομαι (hyperperisseuomai)
Verb - Present Indicative Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 5248: (a) intrans: I abound exceedingly, (b) dep: I overflow. From huper and perisseuo; to super-abound.


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