Parallel Verses

Daniel Mace New Testament

I shall be glad to sacrifice myself and all I have for your service, even tho' it should happen that the more I love you, the less I should be beloved.

New American Standard Bible

I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

King James Version

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

Holman Bible

I will most gladly spend and be spent for you. If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

International Standard Version

I will be very glad to spend my money and myself for you. Do you love me less because I love you so much?

A Conservative Version

And I most gladly will spend, and will be spent for your souls. Even though more earnestly loving you, the worse I am loved.

American Standard Version

And I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

Amplified

But I will very gladly spend [my own resources] and be utterly spent for your souls. If I love you greatly, am I to be loved less [by you]?

An Understandable Version

So, I will most gladly spend [all I have], and [even] spend myself for the sake of your souls. If I love you so much, should you love me less [than that]?

Anderson New Testament

I, indeed, will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

Bible in Basic English

And I will gladly give all I have for your souls. If I have the more love for you, am I to be loved the less?

Common New Testament

I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you the more, am I to be loved the less?

Darby Translation

Now I shall most gladly spend and be utterly spent for your souls, if even in abundantly loving you I should be less loved.

Godbey New Testament

But I will most delightfully spend and be spent for your souls. If the more abundantly I love you am I loved the less?

Goodspeed New Testament

And I will be glad to spend all I have and all I am for your sake. Are you going to love me the less for loving you so intensely?

John Wesley New Testament

And I will most gladly spend, and be spent for your souls, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

Julia Smith Translation

And I very willingly will expend and be expended for your souls; if also loving you more abundantly, the less I should be loved.

King James 2000

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But I will spend and be expended most gladly for your lives. If I love you much more, am I to be loved less?

Modern King James verseion

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls, even if loving you more and more, I am loved the less.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I will very gladly bestow, and will be bestowed for your souls: though the more I love you, the less I am loved again.

Moffatt New Testament

And for your souls I will gladly spend my all and be spent myself. Am I to be loved the less because I love you more than others?

Montgomery New Testament

For my part, I will most gladly spend, yea, and will myself be spent, for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I to be loved the less?

NET Bible

Now I will most gladly spend and be spent for your lives! If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

New Heart English Bible

I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

Noyes New Testament

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more I love you, the less I am loved.

Sawyer New Testament

And I most gladly will spend and will be spent for your souls, even if the more abundantly I love you the less I am loved.

The Emphasized Bible

And, I, most gladly, will spend, and be fully spent, for your souls: - If I, exceedingly, love you, am I, the less, loved?

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And I will most cheerfully spend and be spent for your souls, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For my part, I will most gladly spend, and be spent, for your welfare. Can it be that the more intensely I love you the less I am to be loved?

Webster

And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

Weymouth New Testament

And as for me, most gladly will I spend all I have and be utterly spent for your salvation.

Williams New Testament

So in my own case, I will most happily spend my money and myself for your sakes. If I love you much more than I love others, am I to be loved less by you?

World English Bible

I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

Worrell New Testament

And I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I to be loved the less?

Worsley New Testament

And I will with the greatest pleasure spend and be spent for your souls; even though the more I love you, the less I should be loved.

Youngs Literal Translation

and I most gladly will spend and be entirely spent for your souls, even if, more abundantly loving you, less I am loved.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
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

will very gladly
ἥδιστα 
hedista 
Usage: 2

δαπανάω 
Dapanao 
spend, be at charges with, consume
Usage: 4

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

be spent
ἐκδαπανάω 
Ekdapanao 
Usage: 1

for
ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 371
Usage: 314

εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218

περισσοτέρως 
Perissoteros 
Usage: 13

I love
G25
ἀγαπάω 
Agapao 
Usage: 92

the less
ἥττον 
hetton 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 12:15

References

Fausets

Images 2 Corinthians 12:15

Prayers for 2 Corinthians 12:15

Context Readings

Paul's Concern For The Christians At Corinth

14 This is the third time I purposed to come to you; but I will not be burdensome to you; for I seek not yours, but you: since it is not expected children should lay up for their parents, but parents for their children: on the contrary, 15 I shall be glad to sacrifice myself and all I have for your service, even tho' it should happen that the more I love you, the less I should be beloved. 16 'tis own'd I did not put you to any charges myself: but was so crafty, as to over-reach you, by others.



Cross References

Philippians 2:17

and if my blood should serve as a libation to ratify your faith, I should rejoice and congratulate with you all thereupon;

1 Thessalonians 2:8

Our affection therefore to you being so great, we were as ready to give our lives for you, as we were to communicate the divine gospel to you, so much did you engage our love.

2 Corinthians 1:6

but whether I am afflicted, it is for your consolation and relief, which is effected by your perseverance, patiently enduring the same sufferings which I also undergo: or whether I am comforted, it is for your consolation and relief.

Colossians 1:24

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and am filling up the measure of those remaining afflictions, which in my turn I am to suffer in this life, in the cause of Christ, for the sake of his body, which is the church:

2 Timothy 2:10

I therefore bear with every thing for the sake of the converts, that they may obtain that salvation, which Jesus Christ has procur'd us, even eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:10

I therefore bear with every thing for the sake of the converts, that they may obtain that salvation, which Jesus Christ has procur'd us, even eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:10-4

I therefore bear with every thing for the sake of the converts, that they may obtain that salvation, which Jesus Christ has procur'd us, even eternal glory.

2 Timothy 2:10

I therefore bear with every thing for the sake of the converts, that they may obtain that salvation, which Jesus Christ has procur'd us, even eternal glory.

John 10:10-11

the thief comes only to steal, to kill, and destroy: but I am come that they might have life, and have it with all its advantages.

1 Corinthians 4:8-18

You have already a sufficiency, you already abound, you live like princes in our absence: and would to God you did reign, that we too might have the advantage of your administration.

2 Corinthians 1:14

as some of you have already own'd, that I am matter of joy to you, as you will be to me in the day of the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Corinthians 2:3

and I wrote to you upon that disagreeable subject, that when I came, I might not receive uneasiness from those from whom I ought to receive comfort, being persuaded that you will all think yourselves interested to promote my satisfaction.

2 Corinthians 6:12-13

our affections are as enlarged towards you, as yours are contracted towards us.

2 Corinthians 7:3

I speak not this to your reproach: for I have already assured you, that I am so heartily well affected to you, I could live and die with you.

2 Corinthians 12:9

but he said to me, "my favour is sufficient for thee: for my strength is shown to be perfect by thy weakness." with pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may be seen to dwell in me.

2 Corinthians 12:14

This is the third time I purposed to come to you; but I will not be burdensome to you; for I seek not yours, but you: since it is not expected children should lay up for their parents, but parents for their children: on the contrary,

Galatians 4:10

observing as you do, the days, the moons, the feasts and years.

Hebrews 13:17

Confide in your guides, and be respectful: that they who are vigilant, as being accountable for your souls, may discharge themselves with cheerfulness, and not with anxiety, which would be to your prejudice.

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