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

  • Tori
    JC, Jesus said He stands at the door and knocks. You have opened that door and let Him in. The Spirit is forever sealed in you. It's not your love but the Love of God and our Savior Jesus Christ that sustains us. Acknowledge Him in all you do. Praise Him. Worship Him. Talk to Him. Study the Word. Your FOCUS should be on Jesus. (SPIRIT of God born in the flesh of Man).
  • Norm
    And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)
  • Lu2677
    J. C. You have to be saved. Ephesians 2:8 "For by grace you are saved through faith, not of yourselves; it is the gift of God." Your promises mean nothing to God if he has not called you.
    Many are called, few are chosen.
  • J.C
    I'm VERY Unsettled. I've always wanted but could never grasp the spirit, even though I wanted and tried to, I just couldn't understand it. I'm 27 and i'm barely understanding because I'm searching for something that has to be there to guide me through a place i know, NOW, that I've been lost in all along. What else can I do To feel all of the love of the father? For I have promised my all to HIM!
  • Carl A. Buys
    So much assurance is is delivered to us regarding the victory promised to us in Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour.., Bless His Holy Name...
  • 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.

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