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 1:23

  • Here can be seen the importance of church discipline. Our Lord has given instruction in Mt 18 how He wants it to be done. The ultimate goals are the restoration of the guilty, the purity of Christ 's church, and most importantly, the glory of God. Paul evidenced patience and love while at the same time not sidestepping a leader 's responsibility under Christ. Ultimately the guilty party was restored, God be praised.
  • Kayinamuraallan for verse 23
    maybe I have to change my heart!!.......

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