2 Corinthians 7:5
New International Version
For when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn--conflicts on the outside, fears within.

New Living Translation
When we arrived in Macedonia, there was no rest for us. We faced conflict from every direction, with battles on the outside and fear on the inside.

English Standard Version
For even when we came into Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were afflicted at every turn—fighting without and fear within.

Berean Study Bible
For when we arrived in Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were pressed from every direction—conflicts on the outside, fears within.

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed, of us having come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest; but we are being pressed in every way: conflicts on the outside, fears within.

New American Standard Bible
For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.

King James Bible
For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

Christian Standard Bible
In fact, when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest. Instead, we were troubled in every way: conflicts on the outside, fears within.

Contemporary English Version
After we came to Macedonia, we didn't have any chance to rest. We were faced with all kinds of problems. We were troubled by enemies and troubled by fears.

Good News Translation
Even after we arrived in Macedonia, we did not have any rest. There were troubles everywhere, quarrels with others, fears in our hearts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In fact, when we came into Macedonia, we had no rest. Instead, we were troubled in every way: conflicts on the outside, fears inside.

International Standard Version
For even when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest. We suffered in a number of ways. Outwardly there were conflicts, inwardly there were fears.

NET Bible
For even when we came into Macedonia, our body had no rest at all, but we were troubled in every way--struggles from the outside, fears from within.

New Heart English Bible
For even when we had come into Macedonia, our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side. Fightings were outside. Fear was inside.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For from the time that we came to Macedonia, we had no relief for our body, but we were tormented in all things: combat from without and fear from within.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ever since we arrived in the province of Macedonia, we've had no rest. Instead, we suffer in a number of ways. Outwardly we have conflicts, and inwardly we have fears.

New American Standard 1977
For even when we came into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were afflicted on every side: conflicts without, fears within.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

King James 2000 Bible
For, when we were come into Macedonia, our body had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

American King James Version
For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fights, within were fears.

American Standard Version
For even when we were come into Macedonia our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For also when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we suffered all tribulation; combats without, fears within.

Darby Bible Translation
For indeed, when we came into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but [we were] afflicted in every way; without combats, within fears.

English Revised Version
For even when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

Webster's Bible Translation
For, when we had come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

Weymouth New Testament
For even after our arrival in Macedonia we could get no relief such as human nature craves. We were greatly harassed; there were conflicts without and fears within.

World English Bible
For even when we had come into Macedonia, our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side. Fightings were outside. Fear was inside.

Young's Literal Translation
for also we, having come to Macedonia, no relaxation hath our flesh had, but on every side we are in tribulation, without are fightings, within -- fears;
Study Bible
Paul's Joy in the Corinthians
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. 6But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the arrival of Titus,…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:25
Outside, the sword will take their children, and inside, terror will strike the young man and the young woman, the infant and the gray-haired man.

Romans 15:26
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no peace in my spirit, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 4:8
We are pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

Treasury of Scripture

For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fights, within were fears.

when.

2 Corinthians 1:16,17
And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judaea…

2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

Acts 20:1
And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

our.

2 Corinthians 4:8-12
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; …

2 Corinthians 11:23-30
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft…

Genesis 8:9
But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.

troubled.

2 Corinthians 4:8
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Job 18:11
Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Jeremiah 6:25
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

without.

Deuteronomy 32:25
The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

1 Corinthians 15:31
I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

fears.

2 Corinthians 2:3,9
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…

2 Corinthians 11:29
Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?

2 Corinthians 12:20,21
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults: …







Lexicon
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[when]
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

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

arrived
ἐλθόντων (elthontōn)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2064: To come, go.

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

Macedonia,
Μακεδονίαν (Makedonian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3109: (Hebrew), Macedonia, a Roman province north of Achaia (Greece). From Makedon; Macedonia, a region of Greece.

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

bodies
σὰρξ (sarx)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred.

had
ἔσχηκεν (eschēken)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

no
οὐδεμίαν (oudemian)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3762: No one, none, nothing.

rest,
ἄνεσιν (anesin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 425: Relief, remission, indulgence, freedom, rest. From aniemi; relaxation or relief.

but
ἀλλ’ (all’)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

we were pressed
θλιβόμενοι (thlibomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2346: (a) I make narrow (strictly: by pressure); I press upon, (b) I persecute, press hard. Akin to the base of tribos; to crowd.

from
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

every [direction]—
παντὶ (panti)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

conflicts
μάχαι (machai)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Plural
Strong's Greek 3163: From machomai; a battle, i.e. controversy.

on the outside,
ἔξωθεν (exōthen)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1855: (a) from outside, from without, (b) outside, both as adj. and prep; with article: the outside. From exo; external(-ly).

fears
φόβοι (phoboi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5401: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the object or cause of fear, (c) reverence, respect. From a primary phebomai; alarm or fright.

within.
ἔσωθεν (esōthen)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2081: From eso; from inside; also used as equivalent to eso.
(5) For, when we were come into Macedonia . . .--His feeling has led him back to the narrative from which he had digressed in 2Corinthians 2:13. He had come from Troas full of anxiety and agitation. He arrived in Macedonia. Much remained the same. His body was still suffering from want of rest, even though his spirit had found relief in the thought that the coming of Titus could not now be far off. (Comp. "our flesh" here, with "I had no rest for my spirit" in 2Corinthians 2:13.)

Without were fightings, within were fears.--We have no knowledge to what the first clause refers. It is natural to think either of dangers and persecutions from the heathen, or, probably, of conflicts with the party of the circumcision, or, as he calls them in Philippians 3, of the "concision," at Philippi. The "fears" manifestly refer to his alarm and anxiety about the effect produced by his first Epistle.

Verse 5. - For, when we were come into Macedonia. "For even when we came." The word "affliction" reminds St. Paul to resume the thread of the narrative which makes this letter almost like an itinerary. He has spoken of his trials in Ephesus (2 Corinthians 1:8) and in the Troad (2 Corinthians 2:12, 13), and now he tells them that even in Macedonia he was no less troubled and agitated. Our flesh had no rest. External troubles assailed him as well as inward anxiety. "Had" seems here to be the best reading (B, F, G, K); not "has had," which may be borrowed from 2 Corinthians 2:13. Rest; rather, remission, respite. But we were troubled on every side; literally, but in everything being afflicted. The style, in its picturesque irregularity, almost seems as though it were broken by sobs. Without were fightings, within were fears. "From without battles, from within fears." No light is thrown on these "battles." The Acts of the Apostles has no details to give us of this brief stay in Macedonia. The "fears" were doubtless still connected with anxiety as to the reception of Titus, and of his First Epistle (1 Corinthians 12:20). 7:5-11 There were fightings without, or continual contentions with, and opposition from Jews and Gentiles; and there were fears within, and great concern for such as had embraced the Christian faith. But God comforts those who are cast down. We should look above and beyond all means and instruments, to God, as the author of all the consolation and good we enjoy. Sorrow according to the will of God, tending to the glory of God, and wrought by the Spirit of God, renders the heart humble, contrite, submissive, disposed to mortify every sin, and to walk in newness of life. And this repentance is connected with saving faith in Christ, and an interest in his atonement. There is a great difference between this sorrow of a godly sort, and the sorrow of the world. The happy fruits of true repentance are mentioned. Where the heart is changed, the life and actions will be changed. It wrought indignation at sin, at themselves, at the tempter and his instruments. It wrought a fear of watchfulness, and a cautious fear of sin. It wrought desire to be reconciled with God. It wrought zeal for duty, and against sin. It wrought revenge against sin and their own folly, by endeavours to make satisfaction for injuries done thereby. Deep humility before God, hatred of all sin, with faith in Christ, a new heart and a new life, make repentance unto salvation. May the Lord bestow it on every one of us.
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