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2 Corinthians 8:13

    2 Corinthians 8:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For I mean not that other men be eased, and you burdened:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For I say not this that others may be eased and ye distressed;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I am not saying this so that others may get off free, while the weight comes on you:

    Webster's Revision

    For I say not this that others may be eased and ye distressed;

    World English Bible

    For this is not that others may be eased and you distressed,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For I say not this, that others may be eased, and ye distressed:

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 8:13

    Mean - Common.
    Mean - Obscure; insignificant.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:13

    That other men be eased - I do not design that you should impoverish yourselves in order that others may live affluently.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:13

    For I mean not that other men be eased ... - I do not intend that others should be eased in order to relieve you. Literally, "Not that there should be rest (ἄνεσις anesis, a letting loose; remission, relaxation) to others, but affliction (θλίψις thlipsis) to you." Probably the Corinthians were able to contribute more than many other churches, certainly more than the churches of Macedonia 2 Corinthians 8:2, and Paul therefore presses upon them the duty of giving according to their means, yet he by no means intended that the entire burden should come on them.