2 Corinthians 1:23

“Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Moreouer, I call God for a record vpō my soule, that to spare you I came not as yet vnto Corinth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I forbare to come unto Corinth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But God is my witness that it was in pity for you that I did not come to Corinth at that time.
- Basic English Bible

But I call God to witness upon my soul that to spare you I have not yet come to Corinth.
- Darby Bible

Moreover, I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I have not as yet come to Corinth.
- Webster's Bible

But as for me, as my soul shall answer for it, I appeal to God as my witness, that it was to spare you pain that I gave up my visit to Corinth.
- Weymouth Bible

But I call God for a witness to my soul, that I didn't come to Corinth to spare you.
- World English Bible

For Y clepide God to witnesse ayens my soule, that Y sparynge you cam not ouer to Corynthe; not that we ben lordis of youre feith, but we ben helperis of youre ioye; for thorouy bileue ye stonden.
- Wycliffe Bible

And I for a witness on God do call upon my soul, that sparing you, I came not yet to Corinth;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:23

1:23 I call God for a record upon my soul - Was not St. Paul now speaking by the Spirit? And can a more solemn oath be conceived? Who then can imagine that Christ ever designed to forbid all swearing? That to spare you I came not yet to Corinth - Lest I should be obliged to use severity. He says elegantly to Corinth, not to you, when be is intimating his power to punish.

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 1:23

2Co 1:23 To spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth. He delayed coming in order to give time for his First Epistle to have effect and bring repentance. Had he come before they repented, his coming must have been in severity.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 1

  • Brianna
    Vs. 4 Our God has supplied us comfort through the pages of the Bible. Many of the persons in the Bible serve as an example to us. As we read their examples and overcome trials we can be a source of encouragement to others. May we heed the counsel Matt. 28:19,20 and share the good news.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Praise Jesus u right Peter K.marrage is only for this world their is No marriage in heaven with man and women if u were marry here thats it. Praise the Lord we will Just deal with spiritual issus then what a time it will be just to see Jesus the one who died for me so let love one another and be good to one another don't let the devil trick u out of your life with Jesus he wants your soul Amen
  • Johnnie Mae Harris
    All powers are in the hands of God through our savior Christ Jesus and through Faith we all are partakers of that Divine Love. There's no yea or nay but only through that Love and Faith is yea in the heart of God but through our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. Amen
  • Bro, Chigozie
    We Are To Comfort One Another Who Were Undergoing De Same Trials Of Faith Persecution Or Tribulation With Us, Truly Heaven Is Real,
  • Brianna vs. 11
    Verse 11 highlights the strength of the power of prayer. Here, Paul states that one way to help others is to pray for them. Just as prayer helped Peter escape unjust imprisonment, when we offer heartfelt prayer in the behalf of others, Jehovah God will certainly take notice.
  • Peter Nwogu Okim
    the chapter deals with how our lives should be as Christian s and how we should respond to challenging situations that may threaten our faith, knowing that at the end we can only come out more stronger than we started. glory to God for ever.

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