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2 Corinthians 2:2

    2 Corinthians 2:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For if I make you sorry, who is he then that makes me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad but he that is made sorry by me?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For if I give you sorrow, who then will make me glad, but he who is made sad by me?

    Webster's Revision

    For if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad but he that is made sorry by me?

    World English Bible

    For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad, but he that is made sorry by me?

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:2

    For if I make you sorry - Should he have come and used his apostolical authority, in inflicting punishment upon the transgressors, this would have been a common cause of distress. And though he might expect that the sound part of the Church would be a cause of consolation to him, yet as all would be overwhelmed with trouble at the punishment of the transgressors, he could not rejoice to see those whom he loved in distress.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 2:2

    For if I make you sorry - "If when I should come among you, I should be called on to inflict sorrow by punishing your offending brethren by an act of severe discipline as soon as I came, who would there be to give me comfort but those very persons whom I had affected with grief? How little prepared would they be to make me happy, and to comfort me, amidst the deep sorrow which I should have caused by an act of severe discipline. After such an act - an act that would spread sorrow through the whole church, how could I expect that comfort which I should desire to find among you. The whole church would be affected with grief; and though I might be sustained by the sound part of the church, yet my visit would be attended with painful circumstances. I resolved, therefore, to remove all cause of difficulty, if possible, before I came, that my visit might be pleasant to us all." The idea is, that there was such a sympathy between him and them; that he was so attached to them, that he could not expect to be happy unless they were happy; that though he might be conscious he was only discharging a duty, and that God would sustain him in it, yet that it would mar the pleasure of his visit, and destroy all his anticipated happiness by the general grief.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 2:2

    2:2 For if I grieve you, who is he that cheereth me, but he that is grieved by me - That is, I cannot be comforted myself till his grief is removed.