New International Version
We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
King James Bible
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.
Darby Bible Translation
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your affections;
World English Bible
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.
Young's Literal Translation
ye are not straitened in us, and ye are straitened in your own bowels,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye are not straitened in us - That is, Ye have not a narrow place in our affections: the metaphor here is taken from the case of a person pent up in a small or narrow place, where there is scarcely room to breathe.
Ye are straitened in your own bowels - I have not the same place in your affections which you have in mine. The bowels are used in Scripture to denote the most tender affections. See the note on Matthew 9:36.
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2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
2 Corinthians 7:2
Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.
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