2 Corinthians 2:4

“For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote vnto you with many teares, not that you should bee grieued, but that yee might knowe the loue which I haue more abundantly vnto you.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly unto you.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For out of much trouble and pain of heart and much weeping I sent my letter to you; not to give you sorrow, but so that you might see how great is the love which I have to you.
- Basic English Bible

For out of much tribulation and distress of heart I wrote to you, with many tears; not that ye may be grieved, but that ye may know the love which I have very abundantly towards you.
- Darby Bible

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly to you.
- Webster's Bible

For with many tears I write to you, and in deep suffering and depression of spirit, not in order to grieve you, but in the hope of showing you how brimful my heart is with love for you.
- Weymouth Bible

For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not that you should be made sorry, but that you might know the love that I have so abundantly for you.
- World English Bible

For of myche tribulacioun and angwisch of herte Y wroot to you by many teeris, not that ye be sori, but that ye wite what charite Y haue more plenteuously in you.
- Wycliffe Bible

for out of much tribulation and pressure of heart I wrote to you through many tears, not that ye might be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly toward you.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:4


2:4 From much anguish I wrote to you, not so much that ye might be grieved, as that ye might know by my faithful admonition my abundant love toward you.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:4


2Co 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you. The First Epistle, which rebuked their divisions and immorality. He wrote sharply, but in great sorrow, not to grieve them, but to demonstrate his love by his assiduous care of them and rebuke of their sins.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 2

  • Dewey J
    Foxyrock, if you read the second book of Corinthians you will see that the church leaders obeyed St. Paul's instructions of 1 Cor. and excommunicated that member for a season. But when he truly repented of his sins Paul instructed that church to receive him back into the fold of the church 2 Cor. 2:7, 8. Glory be to God in the highest. Amen!
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - "Now thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ ..... "
  • Irene123
    We are all one in Jesus Christ - IF we are in Him, and He in us. He can only be 'in us' spiritually - through the infilling of His Holy Spirit by following Acts2:38. Yes, it's by believing (faith) in what Acts 2:38 says. I looked up 'faith' in the Bible, Jas. ch. 2; it tells all about what faith is. It's not just Rom. 10:13; it's also v. 14 and Heb. 10:25 - " ... not forsaking the assembling ... "
  • Steve morrow
    Isaiah 53:11 HE shall see of the travail of HIS soul and shall be satisfied --- by HIS knowledge shall MY righteous servant justify many for HE shall bear their iniquities-------EPHESIANS 1:17 THAT THE GOD OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST --THE FATHER--OF GLORY MAY GIVE UNTO YOU THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND REVELATION IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIM ------- 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6 FOR GOD WHO COMMANDED THE LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS HATH SHINED IN OUR HEARTS TO GIVE---THE LIGHT OF THE KNOWLEDGE---OF THE GLORY OF GOD IN THE FACE OF JESUS CHRIST JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE ISAIAH 11:2 AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD SHALL REST UPON HIM THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING THE SPIRIT OF COUNSEL AND MIGHT --- THE SPIRIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND OF THE FEAR OF THE LORD 1 CORINTHIANS 2:4 AND MY SPEECH AND MY PREACHING WAS NOT WITH ENTICING WORDS OF MANS WISDOM BUT IN DEMONSTRATION OF THE SPIRIT AND OF POWER 2:5 THAT YOUR FAITH SHOULD NOT STAND IN THE WISDOM OF MEN BUT IN THE POWER OF GOD
  • Lilian
    I determine this to myself that I will not come back to you with heaviness. Thank you Jesus for your word. I believe you Jesus coz you are faithful to your words and promises. You have come to give us life in abundance and by your grace we are saved and by YOUR BLOOD WE ARE PARDONED AND SINS ARE FORGIVEN OUR JOB NOW IS TO PRAISE YOU AND WORSHIP YOU ALONE HELP ME LORD TOBE BORN AGAIN In my life AMN
  • Bruce
    Jeremy: 2Corinthians5:17 impossible to not know that the spirit is living within

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