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2 Corinthians 12:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Now *I* shall most gladly spend and be utterly spent for your souls, if even in abundantly loving you I should be less loved.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, I, most gladly, will spend, and be fully spent, for your souls:—If I, exceedingly, love you, am I, the less, loved?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and I most gladly will spend and be entirely spent for your souls, even if, more abundantly loving you, less I am loved.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls: although loving you more, I be loved less.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And I wil very gladly spend and bee spent for you, though the more abundantly I loue you, the lesse I bee loued.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But I gladly the expenses will spend, and also myself will I give for the sake of your souls: though, while the more I love you, you the less love me.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And cheerfully will I both pay [my] expenses, and also give myself for your souls; although the more I love you, the less ye love me.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And 1161
{1161} Prime
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
I 1473
{1473} Prime
A primary pronoun of the first person, 'I' (only expressed when emphatic).
will very gladly 2236
{2236} Prime
Neuter plural of the superlative of the same as G2234; with great pleasure.
spend 1159
{1159} Prime
From G1160; to expend, that is, (in a good sense) to incur cost, or (in a bad one) to waste.
<5692> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 814
and 2532
{2532} Prime
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
be spent 1550
{1550} Prime
From G1537 and G1159; to expend (wholly), that is, (figuratively) exhaust.
<5701> Grammar
Tense - Future (See G5776)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 251
for 5228
{5228} Prime
A primary preposition; 'over', that is, (with the genitive case) of place, above, beyond, across, or causal, for the sake of, instead, regarding; with the accusative case superior to, more than. In compounds it retains many of the listed applications.
you; 5216
{5216} Prime
Genitive case of G5210; of (from or concerning) you.
[5590] Standard
From G5594; breath, that is, (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew [H5315], [H7307] and [H2416].
though 1499
{1499} Prime
εἰ καί
ei kai
{i kahee}
From G1487 and G2532; if also (or even).
the more abundantly 4056
{4056} Prime
Adverb from G4055; more superabundantly.
I love 25
{0025} Prime
Perhaps from ἄγαν [[agan]] (much; or compare [H5689]); to love (in a social or moral sense).
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
you, 5209
{5209} Prime
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
the less 2276
{2276} Prime
Neuter of a comparative of ἧκα [[heka]] (slightly) used for that of G2556; worse (as noun); by implication less (as adverb).
I be loved. 25
{0025} Prime
Perhaps from ἄγαν [[agan]] (much; or compare [H5689]); to love (in a social or moral sense).
<5743> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 271
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 12:15

_ _ I will ... spend — all I have.

_ _ be spent — all that I am. This is more than even natural parents do. They “lay up treasures for their children.” But I spend not merely my treasures, but myself.

_ _ for youGreek, “for your souls”; not for your mere bodies.

_ _ the less I be loved — Love rather descends than ascends [Bengel]. Love him as a true friend who seeks your good more than your good will.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:11-21.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 12:15

I will gladly spend — All I have. And be spent — Myself.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 1:6 And whether we be afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation.
2 Corinthians 1:14 As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also [are] ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all.
2 Corinthians 7:3 I speak not [this] to condemn [you]: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with [you].
John 10:10-11 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. ... I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Galatians 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
1 Thessalonians 2:8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.

Gr. your souls,
2 Corinthians 12:14 Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.


2 Corinthians 6:12-13 Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. ... Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto [my] children,) be ye also enlarged.
2 Samuel 13:39 And [the soul of] king David longed to go forth unto Absalom: for he was comforted concerning Amnon, seeing he was dead.
2 Samuel 17:1-4 Moreover Ahithophel said unto Absalom, Let me now choose out twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue after David this night: ... And the saying pleased Absalom well, and all the elders of Israel.
2 Samuel 18:33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
1 Corinthians 4:8-18 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. ... Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.
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2S 13:39; 17:1; 18:33. Jn 10:10. 1Co 4:8. 2Co 1:6, 14; 2:3; 6:12; 7:3; 12:9, 14. Ga 4:10. Php 2:17. Col 1:24. 1Th 2:8. 2Ti 2:10. He 13:17.

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