Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.

King James Version

Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

Holman Bible

I call on God as a witness against me: it was to spare you that I did not come to Corinth.

International Standard Version

I call upon God as a witness on my behalf that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.

A Conservative Version

But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that I did not yet come to Corinth, sparing you.

American Standard Version

But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I forbare to come unto Corinth.

Amplified

But I call upon God as my soul's witness: it was to avoid hurting you that I refrained from coming to Corinth -- "

An Understandable Version

But I appeal to God as my witness [i.e., to verify that I am telling the truth]; it was in order to spare you [i.e., from a disciplinary action] that I decided not to return to Corinth.

Anderson New Testament

But I call on God as a witness against my soul, that wishing to spare you, I did not go to Corinth;

Bible in Basic English

But God is my witness that it was in pity for you that I did not come to Corinth at that time.

Common New Testament

But I call God as my witness that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.

Daniel Mace New Testament

I call God to witness, and may I die if it is not true, that the reason of my not coming yet to Corinth, was to avoid using any severity towards you.

Darby Translation

But I call God to witness upon my soul that to spare you I have not yet come to Corinth.

Godbey New Testament

But I call God to witness to my soul, that sparing you I did not yet come into Corinth:

Goodspeed New Testament

But upon my soul I call God to witness that it is simply to spare you that I have stayed away from Corinth.

John Wesley New Testament

But I call God for a record on my soul, that to spare you, I came not as yet to Corinth.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Moreover I call God for a witness upon my soul that I have not yet come unto Corinth to spare you.

Julia Smith Translation

And I call upon God a witness upon my soul, that, sparing you, I came no more to Corinth.

King James 2000

Moreover I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I call upon God [as] witness against my life, that [in order to] spare you, I did not come again to Corinth.

Modern King James verseion

And I call God as witness to my soul that in order to spare you I have not yet come to Corinth.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I call God for a record unto my soul, that for to favor you withal, I came not any more unto Corinth.

Moffatt New Testament

I call God to witness against my soul, it was to spare you that I refrained from revisiting Corinth.

Montgomery New Testament

But for my part I call God to witness, as my soul shall answer for it, that it was to spare you that I came not to Corinth

NET Bible

Now I appeal to God as my witness, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.

New Heart English Bible

But I call God for a witness to my soul, that I did not come to Corinth to spare you.

Noyes New Testament

But I call upon God as a witness against my soul, that it was to spare you that I came no more to Corinth;

Sawyer New Testament

But I call God to witness on my soul, that to spare you I have not yet come to Corinth.

The Emphasized Bible

But, I, call upon God, as a witness, against my own soul, - that, to spare you, not yet, have I come unto Corinth:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But I appeal to God as a witness unto my soul, that to spare you I have not yet come to Corinth:

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, as my life shall answer for it, I call God to witness that it was to spare you that I deferred my visit to Corinth.

Webster

Moreover, I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I have not as yet come to Corinth.

Weymouth New Testament

But as for me, as my soul shall answer for it, I appeal to God as my witness, that it was to spare you pain that I gave up my visit to Corinth.

Williams New Testament

But upon my soul I call God to witness that it was to spare you pain that I gave up my visit to Corinth.

World English Bible

But I call God for a witness to my soul, that I didn't come to Corinth to spare you.

Worrell New Testament

But I invoke God as a witness upon my soul, that, as sparing you, I came not yet to Corinth.

Worsley New Testament

But I call God to witness on my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet to Corinth:

Youngs Literal Translation

And I for a witness on God do call upon my soul, that sparing you, I came not yet to Corinth;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

I
ἐγώ 
Ego 
I, my, me, not tr
Usage: 174

ἐπικαλέομαι 
Epikaleomai 
Usage: 32

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

μάρτυς 
Martus 
Usage: 28

ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

my
ἐμός 
Emos 
my, mine, mine own, of me, I
Usage: 25

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

to spare
φείδομαι 
Pheidomai 
Usage: 10

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

I came
ἔρχομαι 
Erchomai 
come, go, , vr come
Usage: 424

not as yet
οὐκέτι 
Ouketi 
no more, any more, now not,
Usage: 31

εἰς 
Eis 
into, to, unto, for, in, on, toward, against,
Usage: 1267

Context Readings

Paul Delays His Visit To Corinth

22 who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge. 23 But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.


Cross References

Romans 1:9

For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,

1 Corinthians 4:21

What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?

Galatians 1:20

(Now in what I am writing to you, I assure you before God that I am not lying.)

2 Corinthians 13:2

I have previously said when present the second time, and though now absent I say in advance to those who have sinned in the past and to all the rest as well, that if I come again I will not spare anyone,

2 Corinthians 13:10

For this reason I am writing these things while absent, so that when present I need not use severity, in accordance with the authority which the Lord gave me for building up and not for tearing down.

Romans 9:1

I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit,

1 Corinthians 5:5

I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 1:18

But as God is faithful, our word to you is not yes and no.

2 Corinthians 2:1-3

But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again.

2 Corinthians 10:2

I ask that when I am present I need not be bold with the confidence with which I propose to be courageous against some, who regard us as if we walked according to the flesh.

2 Corinthians 10:6-11

and we are ready to punish all disobedience, whenever your obedience is complete.

2 Corinthians 11:11

Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

2 Corinthians 11:31

The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, He who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying.

2 Corinthians 12:20

For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;

Philippians 1:8

For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 2:5

For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--

1 Timothy 1:20

Among these are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan, so that they will be taught not to blaspheme.

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