Philippians 2:27

“For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Philippians 2:27

For indeed he was sicke nigh vnto death, but God had mercy on him: and not on him onely, but on mee also, lest I should haue sorow vpon sorow.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For in fact he was ill almost to death: but God had mercy on him; and not only on him but on me, so that I might not have grief on grief.
- Basic English Bible

for he was also sick close to death, but God had mercy on him, and not indeed on him alone, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.
- Darby Bible

For indeed he was sick nigh to death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
- Webster's Bible

For it is true that he has been ill, and was apparently at the point of death; but God had pity on him, and not only on him, but also on me, to save me from having sorrow upon sorrow.
- Weymouth Bible

For indeed he was sick, nearly to death, but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow on sorrow.
- World English Bible

For he was sijk to the deth, but God hadde merci on him; and not oneli on hym, but also on me, lest Y hadde heuynesse on heuynesse.
- Wycliffe Bible

for he also ailed nigh to death, but God did deal kindly with him, and not with him only, but also with me, that sorrow upon sorrow I might not have.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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Wesley's Notes for Philippians 2:27


2:27 God had compassion on him - Restoring him to health.


People's Bible Notes for Philippians 2:27


Php 2:27 God had mercy on him. He was "nigh to death", but God in his mercy spared him. Lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. His death would have been a great sorrow to Paul, who had already many sorrows.

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