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2 Corinthians 2:13

    2 Corinthians 2:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from there into Macedonia.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I had no rest in my spirit because Titus my brother was not there: so I went away from them, and came into Macedonia.

    Webster's Revision

    I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.

    World English Bible

    I had no relief for my spirit, because I didn't find Titus, my brother, but taking my leave of them, I went out into Macedonia.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I had no relief for my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went forth into Macedonia.

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 2:13

    Thence - There; that place.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:13

    I had no rest in my spirit - I was so concerned for you, through the love I bear you, that I was greatly distressed because I did not find Titus returned to give me an account of your state.

    But taking my leave of them - I went thence into Macedonia, expecting to find him there; and thither he did come; and gave me a joyous account of your state. See 2 Corinthians 8:6, 2 Corinthians 8:7.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 2:13

    I had no rest in my spirit - I was disappointed, sad, deeply anxious. Though the work in which I was engaged was that which usually gives me my highest joy, yet such was my anxiety to learn the state of things in Corinth, and the success of my letter, and to see Titus, whom I was expecting, that I had comparatively no peace, and no comfort.

    But taking my leave of them - Though so many considerations urged me to stay; though there was such a promising field of labor, yet such was my anxiety to hear from you, that I left them.

    I went from thence into Macedonia - see the note, Acts 16:9. I went over where I expected to find Titus, and to learn the state of your affairs. This is one of the few instances in which Paul left an inviting field of labor, and where there was a prospect of signal success, to go to another place. It is adduced here to show the deep interest which he had in the church at Corinth, and his anxiety to learn what was their condition. It shows that there may be cases where it is proper for ministers to leave a field of great and inviting usefulness, to go to another field and to engage in another part of the great vineyard.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 2:13

    2:13 I had no rest in my spirit - From an earnest desire to know how my letter had been received. Because I did not find Titus - In his return from you. So I went forth into Macedonia - Where being much nearer, I might more easily be informed concerning you. The apostle resumes the thread of his discourse, 2Cor 7:2, interposing an admirable digression concerning what he had done and suffered elsewhere, the profit of which he by this means derives to the Corinthians also; and as a prelude to his apology against the false apostles.