2 Corinthians 2:3

“And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Corinthians 2:3

And I wrote this same vnto you, least when I came, I should haue sorrow from them of whome I ought to reioyce, hauing confidence in you all, that my ioy is the ioy of you all.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be {the joy} of you all.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I wrote this very thing, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is `the joy' of you all.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I said this very thing in my letter, for fear that when I came I might have sorrow from those from whom it was right for me to have joy; being certain of this, that my joy is the joy of you all.
- Basic English Bible

And I have written this very [letter] [to you], that coming I may not have grief from those from whom I ought to have joy; trusting in you all that my joy is [that] of you all.
- Darby Bible

And I wrote this same to you, lest, coming I should have sorrow from them by whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
- Webster's Bible

And I write this to you in order that when I come I may not receive pain from those who ought to give me joy, confident as I am as to all of you that my joy is the joy of you all.
- Weymouth Bible

And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn't have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you.
- World English Bible

And this same thing Y wroot to you, that whanne Y come, Y haue not sorewe on sorewe, of the whiche it behofte me to haue ioie. And Y triste in you alle, that my ioye is of alle you.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I wrote to you this same thing, that having come, I may not have sorrow from them of whom it behoved me to have joy, having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Corinthians 2:3

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:3


2:3 And I wrote thus to you - I wrote to you before in this determination, not to come to you in grief.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:3


2Co 2:3 I wrote this same unto you. What he had written concerning the delay of his coming (1Co 16:5). Having confidence in you all. He delayed, having confidence that they would reform, so that all could rejoice together.

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