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2 Corinthians 7:5

    2 Corinthians 7:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fights, within were fears.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For even when we were come into Macedonia our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For even when we had come into Macedonia our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; there were fightings outside and fears inside.

    Webster's Revision

    For even when we were come into Macedonia our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

    World English Bible

    For even when we had come into Macedonia, our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side. Fightings were outside. Fear was inside.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For even when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no relief, but we were afflicted on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 7:5

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 7:5

    When we were come into Macedonia - St. Paul, having left Ephesus, came to Troas, where he stopped some time; afterwards he came to Macedonia, whence he wrote this epistle,

    Our flesh had no rest - So exceedingly anxious was he to know the success of his first epistle to them.

    Without were fightings - The oppositions of pagans, Jews, and false brethren.

    Within were fears - Uncertain conjectures relative to the success of his epistle; fears lest the severity of it should alienate their affections utterly from him; fears lest the party of the incestuous person should have prevailed; fears lest the teaching of the false apostle should have perverted their minds from the simplicity of the truth; all was uncertainty, all apprehension; and the Spirit of God did not think proper to remove the causes of these apprehensions in any extraordinary way.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 7:5

    For when we were come into Macedonia - For the reasons which induced Paul to go into Macedonia; see the notes on 2 Corinthians 1:16; compare the notes, 2 Corinthians 2:12-13.

    Our flesh had no rest - We were exceedingly distressed and agitated. We had no rest. The causes of his distress he immediately states.

    But we were troubled on every side - In every way. We had no rest in any quarter. We were obliged to enter into harassing labors and strifes there, and we were full of anxiety in regard to you.

    Without were fightings - Probably he here refers to fierce opposition, which he met with in prosecuting his work of preaching the gospel. He met there, as he did everywhere, with opposition from Pagans, Jews, and false brethren. Tumults were usually excited wherever he went; and he preached the gospel commonly amidst violent opposition.

    Within were fears - Referring probably to the anxiety which he had in regard to the success of the Epistle which he had sent to the church at Corinth. He felt great solicitude on the subject. He had sent Titus there to see what was the state of the church and to witness the effect of his instructions. Titus had not come to him as he had expected, at Troas 2 Corinthians 2:13, and he felt the deepest anxiety in regard to him and to the success of his Epistle. His fears were probably that they would be indisposed to exercise the discipline on the offender; or lest the severity of the discipline required should alienate them from him; or lest the party under the influence of the false teachers should prevail. All was uncertainty, and his mind was filled with the deepest apprehension.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 7:5

    7:5 Our flesh - That is, we ourselves. Had no rest from without - From the heathens. Were fightings - Furious and cruel oppositions. From within - From our brethren. Were fears - Lest they should be seduced.