2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 7:3

“I speake not this to condemne you: for I haue said before, that you are in our hearts to die and liue with you.”

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Other Translations

I speak not [this] to condemn [you]: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with [you].
- King James Version

I do not speak to condemn you, for I have said before that you are in our hearts to die together and to live together.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I say it not to condemn `you': for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die together and live together.
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is not with the purpose of judging you that I say this: for I have said before that you are in our hearts for life and death together.
- Basic English Bible

I do not speak for condemnation, for I have already said that ye are in our hearts, to die together, and live together.
- Darby Bible

I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.
- Webster's Bible

I do not say this to imply blame, for, as I have already said, you have such a place in our hearts that we would die with you or live with you.
- Weymouth Bible

I say this not to condemn you, for I have said before, that you are in our hearts to die together and live together.
- World English Bible

Y seie not to youre condempnyng; for Y seide bifor, that ye ben in youre hertis, to die togidere and to lyue togidere.
- Wycliffe Bible

not to condemn you do I say [it], for I have said before that in our hearts ye are to die with and to live with;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:3


7:3 I speak not to condemn you - Not as if I accused you of laying this to my charge. I am so far from thinking so unkindly of you, that ye are in our hearts, to live and die with you - That is, I could rejoice to spend all my days with you.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:3


2Co 7:3 I speak not [this] to condemn [you]. I do not accuse you of making these charges against me. Yet he knew well that they had been made by Judaizers and others at Corinth. I have said before. See 2Co 6:11,12. What follows is an expression of undying affection.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 7

  • Sheba
    The top and bottom line is this: God has promised eternal life to the righteous. Let us cleanse ourselves from all unrighteousness and filthiness of the flesh and spirit. Let us walk in the light, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Jesus is the light of the world.
  • Teri
    godly sorrow produces change, worldly sorrow does not and that's why it leads to death-v.10
  • Hazel Carty
    Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for your grace peace your everlasting love the comforter thank you for the blood that washes me Oooh father thank you for every blessings that you have bestowed upon my life though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I fair nothing as you are with me thank you for your goiding wounded hands father I lift up your name on high
  • Kelvin
    Sorrow is a necessary part of repentance. Because when we are rebuked by God we mourne or are made sorry about our sin which saves us. Because salvation is of the LORD. And He who hath begun(born again or new birth) a good work in you shall perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. God has saved us from the penalty of our sin. He is now saving us from the power of our sin. Finally from its presenc
  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 7:8 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season. In this letter, Paul never repented of sin, Paul repented of his way. In all 12 Paul's epistles, Paul never uses repentance as the final step to salvation. Repentance is change of way.
  • Bruce
    Saved only:When you are called:John 6:44,Forgiving:1John 1:9, Baptized with The Holy Ghost and Fire:Matthew 3:11, Changed: 2Corinthians 5:17 You will know! Impossible not to know.

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