2-corinthians 8 :13

2-corinthians 8 :13 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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

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' Commentary 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.

Wesley's Commentary on 2-corinthians 8 :13

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