2 Corinthians 2:4

“For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote vnto you with many teares, not that you should bee grieued, but that yee might knowe the loue which I haue more abundantly vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For out of much trouble and pain of heart and much weeping I sent my letter to you; not to give you sorrow, but so that you might see how great is the love which I have to you.
- Basic English Bible

For out of much tribulation and distress of heart I wrote to you, with many tears; not that ye may be grieved, but that ye may know the love which I have very abundantly towards you.
- Darby Bible

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly to you.
- Webster's Bible

For with many tears I write to you, and in deep suffering and depression of spirit, not in order to grieve you, but in the hope of showing you how brimful my heart is with love for you.
- Weymouth Bible

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you.
- World English Bible

For of myche tribulacioun and angwisch of herte Y wroot to you by many teeris, not that ye be sori, but that ye wite what charite Y haue more plenteuously in you.
- Wycliffe Bible

for out of much tribulation and pressure of heart I wrote to you through many tears, not that ye might be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly toward you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:4


2:4 From much anguish I wrote to you, not so much that ye might be grieved, as that ye might know by my faithful admonition my abundant love toward you.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:4


2Co 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you. The First Epistle, which rebuked their divisions and immorality. He wrote sharply, but in great sorrow, not to grieve them, but to demonstrate his love by his assiduous care of them and rebuke of their sins.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 2

  • Roy C
    I thank god that when we read the word we get strength. Paul a man of God in his words encourages us and if we live by the word of God his love will abide in us, and if the love of God abides in us then thair is no place for Satan, so I encourages us as children of God to be strong and stay in the word of God.
  • Joe
    Please read M. Henry commentary, espcially 5-11. Churches and ministers have a fine line to walk where sin and forgivness are concerned - not too harsh and not too lax.
  • Michelle
    That is what is wrong with a lot of churches today, judgemental instead of forgiving and loving. Condemning rather than compassionate. Paul clearly states that but not choosing to act in love you push that poor person away and Satan attacks from every angle.
  • Beta
    It would been nice if you have a Facebook share. God say to share his word.
  • Michael Perez
    Many today use scripture out of context using them to their advantage because the is a a good scripture to manifest the power of God to mankind teaching us just to be thankful but the increase of knowledge brings evil .2 CORINTHIANS 2 : Verse 17 says more hoe scripture are used today to bound people not free them .... God came to show us what he could do for us not what we could do for him .
  • Deborah darby
    yes yes yes . victory is mines through Jesus Christ, my Lord and savior. All thanks and blessings to the father Jehovah

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