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2 Corinthians 2:1

    2 Corinthians 2:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But I determined this for myself, that I would not come again to you with sorrow.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But it was my decision for myself, not to come again to you with sorrow.

    Webster's Revision

    But I determined this for myself, that I would not come again to you with sorrow.

    World English Bible

    But I determined this for myself, that I would not come to you again in sorrow.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But I determined this for myself, that I would not come again to you with sorrow.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:1

    But I determined this - The apostle continues to give farther reasons why he did not visit them at the proposed time. Because of the scandals that were among them he could not see them comfortably; and therefore he determined not to see them at all till he had reason to believe that those evils were put away.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 2:1

    But I determined this with myself - I made up my mind on this point; I formed this resolution in regard to my course.

    That I would not come again to you in heaviness - In grief (ἐνη λύπ enē lup). "I would not come, if I could avoid it, in circumstances which must have grieved both me and you. I would not come while there existed among you such irregularities as must have pained my heart, and as must have compelled me to resort to such acts of discipline as would be painful to you. I resolved, therefore, to endeavor to remove these evils before I came, that when I did come, my visit might be mutually agreeable to us both. For that reason I changed my purpose about visiting you, when I heard of those disorders, and resolved to send an epistle. If that should be successful, then the way would be open for an agreeable visit to you." This verse, therefore, contains the statement of the principal reason why he had not come to them as he had at first proposed. It was really from no fickleness, but it was from love to them, and a desire that his visit should be mutually agreeable, compare the notes, 2 Corinthians 1:23.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 2:1

    2:1 In grief - Either on account of the particular offender, or of the church in general.