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2 Corinthians 2:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— so that contrariwise ye should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his overmuch sorrow.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort [him], otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— So that on the other hand, ye [ought] rather to forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such one should be swallowed up with excessive sorrow.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— so that on the contrary ye should rather shew grace and encourage, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with excessive grief.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— So that, on the contrary, ye should forgive and encourage, lest, by any means, by his excessive grief, such a one should be swallowed up.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— so that, on the contrary, [it is] rather for you to forgive and to comfort, lest by over abundant sorrow such a one may be swallowed up;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— So that on the contrary, you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— So that contrarywise, yee ought rather to forgiue him, and comfort him, lest perhaps, such a one should be swallowed vp with ouermuch sorrow.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And now on the other hand it behoves you to forgive him and console him, lest he who is such an one be swallowed up of excessive grief.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— so that, on the other hand, ye ought to forgive him and console him; lest he who is such a man, should be swallowed up with excessive grief.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
So y5620
[5620] Standard
From G5613 and G5037; so too, that is, thus therefore (in various relations of consecution, as shown).
that x5620
(5620) Complement
From G5613 and G5037; so too, that is, thus therefore (in various relations of consecution, as shown).
contrariwise 5121
{5121} Prime
Contraction for the neuter of G3588 and G1726; on the contrary.
ye 5209
{5209} Prime
Accusative of G5210; you (as the object of a verb or preposition).
[ought] rather 3123
{3123} Prime
Neuter of the comparative of the same as G3122; (adverb) more (in a greater degree) or rather.
to forgive 5483
{5483} Prime
Middle voice from G5485; to grant as a favor, that is, gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue.
<5664> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Middle Deponent (See G5788)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 37
[him], 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.
comfort 3870
{3870} Prime
From G3844 and G2564; to call near, that is, invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation).
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
[him], lest 3381
{3381} Prime
From G3361 and G4458; lest somehow.
perhaps y4458
[4458] Standard
Adverb from the base of G4225; an enclitic particle of indefiniteness of manner; somehow or anyhow; used only in compounds.
such a one 5108
{5108} Prime
(Including the other inflections); from G5104 and G3778; truly this, that is, of this sort (to denote character or individuality).
should be swallowed up 2666
{2666} Prime
From G2596 and G4095; to drink down, that is, gulp entire (literally or figuratively).
<5686> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 219
with overmuch 4055
{4055} Prime
Comparative of G4053; more superabundant (in number, degree or character).
sorrow. 3077
{3077} Prime
Apparently a primary word; sadness.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 2:7

_ _ with overmuch sorrowGreek, “with HIS overmuch sorrow.”

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:5-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Corinthians 2:7

So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to (f) forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

(f) That whereas before you punished him sharply, you should now forgive him.

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Galatians 6:1-2 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. ... Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye.
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. ... Yet count [him] not as an enemy, but admonish [him] as a brother.
Hebrews 12:12-15 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; ... Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;


2 Corinthians 5:4 For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
2 Samuel 20:19-20 I [am one of them that are] peaceable [and] faithful in Israel: thou seekest to destroy a city and a mother in Israel: why wilt thou swallow up the inheritance of the LORD? ... And Joab answered and said, Far be it, far be it from me, that I should swallow up or destroy.
Psalms 21:9 Thou shalt make them as a fiery oven in the time of thine anger: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
Psalms 56:1-2 [[To the chief Musician upon Jonathelemrechokim, Michtam of David, when the Philistines took him in Gath.]] Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. ... Mine enemies would daily swallow [me] up: for [they be] many that fight against me, O thou most High.
Psalms 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me [from] the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
Psalms 124:3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Isaiah 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble [in] judgment.
1 Corinthians 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.


2 Corinthians 7:10 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Philippians 2:27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
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2S 20:19. Ps 21:9; 56:1; 57:3; 124:3. Pv 1:12; 17:22. Is 28:7. 1Co 15:54. 2Co 5:4; 7:10. Ga 6:1. Ep 4:32. Php 2:27. Col 3:13. 1Th 4:13. 2Th 3:6, 14. He 12:12.

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