2 Corinthians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

2 Corinthians 7:8

“For though I made you sory with a letter, I doe not repent, though I did repent: For I perceiue that the same Epistle hath made you sory, thogh it were but for a season.”

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Other Translations

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.
- King James Version

For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it--{for} I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For though I made you sorry with my epistle, I do not regret it: though I did regret `it' (for I see that that epistle made you sorry, though but for a season),
- American Standard Version (1901)

For though my letter gave you pain, I have no regret for it now, though I had before; for I see that the letter gave you pain, but only for a time.
- Basic English Bible

For if also I grieved you in the letter, I do not regret [it], if even I have regretted it; for I see that that letter, if even [it were] only for a time, grieved you.
- Darby Bible

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 was but for a season.
- Webster's Bible

For if I gave you pain by that letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it then. I see that that letter, even though for a time it gave you pain, had a salutary effect.
- Weymouth Bible

For though I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it. For I see that my letter made you sorry, though just for a while.
- World English Bible

For thouy Y made you sorie in a pistle, it rewith me not; thouy it rewide, seynge that thouy thilke pistle made you sori at an our, now Y haue ioie;
- Wycliffe Bible

because even if I made you sorry in the letter, I do not repent -- if even I did repent -- for I perceive that the letter, even if for an hour, did make you sorry.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:8


7:8 I did repent - That is, I felt a tender sorrow for having grieved you, till I saw the happy effect of it.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 7:8


2Co 7:8 I do not repent. "Regret", as in the Revised Version. The Greek word "metamellomai", rendered "repent" in this verse, is not the one ("metanoia") rendered "repentance" in 2Co 7:9,10. The Revised Version preserves the distinction throughout. His first letter made them sorry, and at one time he regretted sending it, because he feared it would not work the result he wished, but since it had, he did not regret that he sent it.

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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