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

  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: it was the will of God for Paul to become an apostle of Jesus Christ. Amen
  • Steve morrow
    1 CORINTHIANS 1:21 NOW HE WHICH ESTABLISHETH US WITH YOU IN CHRIST AND HATH ANOINTED US IS GOD 1:22 WHO HATH ALSO SEALED US AND GIVEN THE EARNEST OF THE SPIRIT IN OUR HEARTS JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUIICKENETH THE FLEASH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT --- I SPEAK --- UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE
  • Ezra
    i love reading the bible.
  • Ray321
    Paul's Gospel 1 Corinthians 15-1-4, Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins and was buried and rose from the dead three days in the power of God. If we know that we are a sinner, believe in the finished work of the cross, what more do we have to do to go to Heaven. Believe with faith plus nothing, that's all. It's that simple. Believe with faith plus nothing. Amen Amen Amen
  • Ray321
    My friends, Yes Apostle Paul was faithful and believed God, but Jesus had chosen Paul for the Gentiles (Acts 9:15) and the other Apostles had to follow Jesus comments, do not go in the way of the Gentiles (Matt 10:5-7). Paul is our Apostle for our time. So Jesus had to give him new Revelations (Romans 16:25) . We are to follow Paul and read his epistles so we can understand the Bible 2 Tim 2:15
  • Lu2677
    Paul calls the Gospel of Christ "his gospel" because Paul walked by faith, he did everything in faith, he lived in the Spirit, he abides in God's Word.

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