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2 Corinthians 7:15

    2 Corinthians 7:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembers the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling you received him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And his affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And his love to you is the more increased by his memory of you all, how you gave way to his authority, and how you took him to your hearts with fear and honour.

    Webster's Revision

    And his affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

    World English Bible

    His affection is more abundantly toward you, while he remembers all of your obedience, how with fear and trembling you received him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And his inward affection is more abundantly toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 7:15

    And his inward affection - Τα σπλαγχνα αυτου· Those bowels of his - his most tender affection. For the meaning of this word see the note on Matthew 9:36.

    Whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all - This is a very natural picture; he represents Titus as overjoyed even while he is delivering his account of the Corinthian Church. He expatiated on it with extreme delight, and thereby showed at once both his love for St. Paul and his love for them. He loved them because they so loved the apostle; and he loved them because they had shown such kindness to himself; and he loved them because he found so many excellent and rare gifts, joined to so much humility, producing such an exemplary and holy life.

    With fear and trembling ye received him - Ye reverenced his authority; ye were obedient to his directions; and ye dreaded lest any thing should be undone or ill done which he had delivered to you in the name of God.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 7:15

    And his inward affection ... - He has become deeply and tenderly attached to you. His affectionate regard for you has been greatly increased by his visit. On the meaning of the word here rendered "inward affection" (σπλάγχια splangchia, Margin, bowels) see the note on 2 Corinthians 6:12. It denotes here: deep, tender attachment, or love.

    How with fear and trembling ye received him - With fear of offending, and with deep apprehension of the consequences of remaining in sin. He saw what a fear there was of doing wrong, and what evidence there was, therefore, that you were solicitous to do right.