New International Version
For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved?
King James Bible
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
Darby Bible Translation
For if *I* grieve you, who also [is] it that gladdens me, if not he that is grieved through me?
World English Bible
For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me?
Young's Literal Translation
for if I make you sorry, then who is he who is making me glad, except he who is made sorry by me?
2 Corinthians 2:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For if I make you sorry - Should he have come and used his apostolical authority, in inflicting punishment upon the transgressors, this would have been a common cause of distress. And though he might expect that the sound part of the Church would be a cause of consolation to him, yet as all would be overwhelmed with trouble at the punishment of the transgressors, he could not rejoice to see those whom he loved in distress.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Triumphal Procession
'Thanks be unto God, which always leadeth us in triumph in Christ and maketh manifest through us the savour of His knowledge in every place.'--2 COR. ii. 14 (R.V.) I suppose most of us have some knowledge of what a Roman Triumph was, and can picture to ourselves the long procession, the victorious general in his chariot with its white horses, the laurelled soldiers, the sullen captives, with suppressed hate flashing in their sunken eyes, the wreathing clouds of incense that went up into the blue …
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)
"But if Ye have Bitter Envying," &C.
Letter Xlv (Circa A. D. 1120) to a Youth Named Fulk, who Afterwards was Archdeacon of Langres
A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth.
2 Corinthians 7:8
Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it--I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while--
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