New Living Translation
That is why I wrote to you as I did, so that when I do come, I won't be grieved by the very ones who ought to give me the greatest joy. Surely you all know that my joy comes from your being joyful.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And I have written this very letter to you, that coming I may not have grief from those from whom I ought to have joy; trusting in you all that my joy is that of you all.
World English Bible
And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn't have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you.
Young's Literal Translation
and I wrote to you this same thing, that having come, I may not have sorrow from them of whom it behoved me to have joy, having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all,
2 Corinthians 2:3 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:3 And I wrote thus to you - I wrote to you before in this determination, not to come to you in grief.
LibraryOf the Matters to be Considered in the Councils.
Let us now consider the matters which should be treated in the councils, and with which popes, cardinals, bishops, and all learned men should occupy themselves day and night, if they loved Christ and His Church. But if they do not do so, the people at large and the temporal powers must do so, without considering the thunders of their excommunications. For an unjust excommunication is better than ten just absolutions, and an unjust absolution is worse than ten just excommunications. Therefore let …
Martin Luther—First Principles of the Reformation
Epistle xxxv. To Leontius, Ex-Consul.
How the Rude in Sacred Learning, and those who are Learned but not Humble, are to be Admonished.
The Preparatory Service; Sometimes Called the Confessional Service.
1 Corinthians 4:21
Which do you choose? Should I come with a rod to punish you, or should I come with love and a gentle spirit?
2 Corinthians 1:23
Now I call upon God as my witness that I am telling the truth. The reason I didn't return to Corinth was to spare you from a severe rebuke.
2 Corinthians 2:9
I wrote to you as I did to test you and see if you would fully comply with my instructions.
2 Corinthians 7:8
I am not sorry that I sent that severe letter to you, though I was sorry at first, for I know it was painful to you for a little while.
2 Corinthians 7:12
My purpose, then, was not to write about who did the wrong or who was wronged. I wrote to you so that in the sight of God you could see for yourselves how loyal you are to us.
2 Corinthians 7:16
I am very happy now because I have complete confidence in you.
2 Corinthians 12:21
Yes, I am afraid that when I come again, God will humble me in your presence. And I will be grieved because many of you have not given up your old sins. You have not repented of your impurity, sexual immorality, and eagerness for lustful pleasure.
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