2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 7:7

“And not by his comming onely, but by the consolation wherewith hee was comforted in you, when he told vs your earnest desire, your mourning, your feruent minde toward me, so that I reioyced the more.”

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And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
- King James Version

and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced even more.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort wherewith he was comforted in you, while he told us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced yet more.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And not by his coming only, but by the comfort which he had in you, while he gave us word of your desire, your sorrow, your care for me; so that I was still more glad.
- Basic English Bible

and not by his coming only, but also through the encouragement with which he was encouraged as to you; relating to us your ardent desire, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I the more rejoiced.
- Darby Bible

And not by his coming only, but by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind towards me; so that I rejoiced the more.
- Webster's Bible

but also by the fact that he had felt comforted on your account, and by the report which he brought of your eager affection, of your grief, and of your jealousy on my behalf, so that I rejoiced more than ever.
- Weymouth Bible

and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, while he told us of your longing, your mourning, and your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced still more.
- World English Bible

And not oneli in the comyng of him, but also in the coumfort bi which he was coumfortid in you, tellinge to vs youre desire, youre weping, youre loue for me, so that Y ioiede more.
- Wycliffe Bible

and not only in his presence, but also in the comfort with which he was comforted over you, declaring to us your longing desire, your lamentation, your zeal for me, so that the more I did rejoice,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:7


7:7 Your earnest desire - To rectify what had been amiss. Your grief - For what had offended God, and troubled me.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:7


2Co 7:7 Not by his coming only. He rejoiced to meet again a well-beloved fellow-laborer, but rejoiced still more over the news which he brought. Your earnest desire. To cleanse themselves from fault. Your mourning. Over the reproof of their sins. Your fervent mind toward me. Affection for and zeal to please me.

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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