New Living Translation
For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There's no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.
King James Bible
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Darby Bible Translation
For grief according to God works repentance to salvation, never to be regretted; but the grief of the world works death.
World English Bible
For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death.
Young's Literal Translation
for the sorrow toward God reformation to salvation not to be repented of doth work, and the sorrow of the world doth work death,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:10 The sorrow of the world - Sorrow that arises from worldly considerations. Worketh death - Naturally tends to work or occasion death, temporal, spiritual, and eternal.
LibraryBrief Memoir of Thomas Watson
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Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Exalting the Cross
But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done.
Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.
When the others heard this, they stopped objecting and began praising God. They said, "We can see that God has also given the Gentiles the privilege of repenting of their sins and receiving eternal life."
2 Corinthians 7:9
Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you, but because the pain caused you to repent and change your ways. It was the kind of sorrow God wants his people to have, so you were not harmed by us in any way.
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