Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

So forgive and comfort him, or else he will drown in his excessive grief.

New American Standard Bible

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, otherwise such a one might be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

As a result, you should instead forgive and comfort him. Otherwise, this one may be overwhelmed by excessive grief.

A Conservative Version

so that instead, for you rather to forgive and encourage, lest perhaps such a man would be swallowed up with too much sorrow.

American Standard Version

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.

Amplified

so instead [of further rebuke, now] you should rather [graciously] forgive and comfort and encourage him, to keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

An Understandable Version

So instead, you people should [now] forgive and comfort him, in order that such a person does not become overwhelmed with extreme grief.

Anderson New Testament

so that, on the other hand, you should rather forgive and comfort him, lest such a one should be swallowed up in too much sorrow.

Bible in Basic English

So that now, on the other hand, it is right for him to have forgiveness and comfort from you, for fear that his sorrow may be over-great.

Common New Testament

so you should rather turn to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

Daniel Mace New Testament

so that now you ought rather to forgive, and comfort him, for fear he should be overwhelm'd by an excess of sorrow.

Darby Translation

so that on the contrary ye should rather shew grace and encourage, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with excessive grief.

Godbey New Testament

so on the contrary you should rather forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one may be swallowed up with excessive grief.

Goodspeed New Testament

and so you must now turn around and forgive and comfort him, or he may be overwhelmed by his remorse.

John Wesley New Testament

So that on the contrary ye should rather forgive and comfort him, lest such an one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

Julia Smith Translation

So that on the contrary ye should rather show kindness, and console, lest perhaps such be swallowed down with more abundant sadness.

King James 2000

So that instead you ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with too much sorrow.

Lexham Expanded Bible

So then, you should rather forgive and comfort him, lest somehow this person should be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow.

Modern King James verseion

so that, on the contrary, you should rather forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overwhelming sorrow.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

So that now contrariwise ye ought to forgive him and comfort him: lest that same person should be swallowed up with overmuch heaviness.

Moffatt New Testament

so that instead of censuring you should now forgive him and comfort him, in case the man is overwhelmed by excessive remorse.

Montgomery New Testament

so that now you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest he should be overwhelmed by the excess of his grief.

NET Bible

so that now instead you should rather forgive and comfort him. This will keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive grief to the point of despair.

New Heart English Bible

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.

Noyes New Testament

so that on the contrary ye ought rather to forgive, and console him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

Sawyer New Testament

so that on the other hand you ought to forgive and comfort him, that he may not be overwhelmed with excessive sorrow.

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Wherefore, on the contrary, ye rather ought to forgive and comfort him, lest such a one be swallowed up with excess of sorrow.

Twentieth Century New Testament

So that now you must take the opposite course, and forgive and encourage him, or else he may be overwhelmed by the intensity of his pain.

Webster

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.

Weymouth New Testament

So that you may now take the opposite course, and forgive him rather and comfort him, for fear he should perhaps be driven to despair by his excess of grief.

Williams New Testament

so you must do the opposite, freely forgive and comfort him, to keep him from being overwhelmed by his excessive sadness.

World English Bible

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.

Worrell New Testament

so that, on the contrary, ye ought rather to forgive and console him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.

Worsley New Testament

So that on the contrary, ye ought rather to forgive and comfort him, least such a one should be swallowed up with excessive sorrow.

Youngs Literal Translation

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;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So that
ὥστε 
hoste 
Usage: 72

τοὐναντίον 
Tounantion 
Usage: 3

ye
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

μᾶλλον 
Mallon 
more, rather, the more, better ,
Usage: 66

to forgive
χαρίζομαι 
Charizomai 
Usage: 21

him, and

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

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

μήπως μήπως 
mepos 
Usage: 12

such a one
τοιοῦτος 
Toioutos 
Usage: 51

καταπίνω 
Katapino 
Usage: 6

Context Readings

Forgive And Comfort The Offender

6 This punishment by the majority is severe enough for such a man. 7 So forgive and comfort him, or else he will drown in his excessive grief. 8 That's why I'm urging you to assure him of your love.


Cross References

Ephesians 4:32

And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another just as God has forgiven you in the Messiah.

2 Samuel 20:19-20

I'm one of the peaceful and faithful citizens of Israel. You're trying to destroy a city that's a mother in Israel. Why are you devouring the heritage of the LORD?"

Psalm 21:9

When you appear, you will set them ablaze like a fire furnace. In his wrath, the LORD will consume them, and the fire will devour them.

Psalm 56:1-2

Have mercy on me, God, because men have harassed me. Those who oppress me have fought against me all day long.

Psalm 57:3

He will send help from heaven to deliver me from those who harass and despise me. Interlude God will send his gracious love and truth.

Psalm 124:3

then they would have devoured us alive, when their anger burned against us.

Proverbs 1:12

Let's swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole like those who go down into the Pit.

Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit drains one's strength.

Isaiah 28:7

These people also stagger from wine and reel from strong drink. Priests and prophets stagger from strong drink; they're drunk from wine; they reel from strong drink, waver when seeing visions, and stumble when rendering decisions.

1 Corinthians 15:54

Now, when what is decaying is clothed with what cannot decay, and what is dying is clothed with what cannot die, then the written word will be fulfilled: "Death has been swallowed up by victory!"

2 Corinthians 5:4

So while we are still in this tent, we sigh under our burdens, because we do not want to put it off but to put it on, so that our dying bodies may be swallowed up by life.

2 Corinthians 7:10

For having sorrow in a godly way results in repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets. But the sorrow of the world produces death.

Galatians 6:1-2

Brothers, if a person is caught doing something wrong, those of you who are spiritual should restore that person gently. Watch out for yourself so that you are not tempted as well.

Philippians 2:27

Indeed, he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have one sorrow on top of another.

Colossians 3:13

Be tolerant of one another and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, you also should forgive.

1 Thessalonians 4:13

But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope.

2 Thessalonians 3:6

In the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is living in idleness and not living according to the tradition that they received from us.

2 Thessalonians 3:14-15

If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of him. Have nothing to do with him so that he will feel ashamed.

Hebrews 12:12-15

Therefore, strengthen your tired arms and your weak knees,

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