Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For sorrow toward God works repentance for salvation without regret, but the sorrow of the world works death.

New American Standard Bible

For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death.

King James Version

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Holman Bible

For godly grief produces a repentance not to be regretted and leading to salvation, but worldly grief produces death.

International Standard Version

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.

American Standard Version

For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation, a repentance which bringeth no regret: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Amplified

For [godly] sorrow that is in accord with the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but worldly sorrow [the hopeless sorrow of those who do not believe] produces death.

An Understandable Version

For the sorrow that God desires produces repentance [i.e., a change of heart and life] that leads to salvation, and which brings no regrets. But the sorrow of the world [i.e., sorrow for wrongdoing for reasons unrelated to God or moral principles] produces [spiritual] death.

Anderson New Testament

For godly sorrow works repentance not to be regretted, which leads to salvation: but the sorrow of the world works death.

Bible in Basic English

For the sorrow which God gives is the cause of salvation through a change of heart, in which there is no reason for grief: but the sorrow of the world is a cause of death.

Common New Testament

For godly sorrow produces a repentance that leads to salvation and brings no regret, but worldly sorrow produces death.

Daniel Mace New Testament

for religious sorrow produces that salutary repentance, which we never regret: but worldly sorrow preys upon life.

Darby Translation

For grief according to God works repentance to salvation, never to be regretted; but the grief of the world works death.

Godbey New Testament

For a godly sorrow works repentance unto salvation not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world works out death.

Goodspeed New Testament

For the pain that God approves results in a repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets; but the world's pain results in death.

John Wesley New Testament

For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation not to be repented of, whereas the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Julia Smith Translation

For grief according to God works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but grief of the world works death.

King James 2000

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be regretted: but the sorrow of the world works death.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For grief according to [the will of] God brings about a repentance [leading] to salvation, not to be regretted, but worldly grief brings about death.

Modern King James verseion

For the grief according to God works repentance to salvation, not to be regretted, but the grief of the world works out death.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For ye sorrowed godly: so that in nothing were ye hurt by us. For godly sorrow causeth repentance, unto salvation not to be repented of: when worldly sorrow causeth death.

Moffatt New Testament

the pain God is allowed to guide ends in a saving repentance never to be regretted, whereas the world's pain ends in death.

Montgomery New Testament

For your pain came from God, and so you took no harm from me. For the pain which is from God works repentance leading to salvation, a repentance never to be regretted. But the world's pain works death.

NET Bible

For sadness as intended by God produces a repentance that leads to salvation, leaving no regret, but worldly sadness brings about death.

New Heart English Bible

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death.

Noyes New Testament

For sorrow before God worketh repentance to salvation never to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Sawyer New Testament

For godly sorrow produces a change of mind to salvation not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

The Emphasized Bible

For, grief according to God, worketh, repentance unto salvation, not to be regretted; although, the grieving of the world, worketh, death.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For sorrow of a godly sort worketh repentance unto salvation never to be repented of, but worldly sorrow worketh death.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, when sorrow is in accordance with God's will, it results in a repentance leading to Salvation, and which will never be regretted. The sure result of the sorrow that the world knows is Death.

Webster

For godly sorrow worketh penitence to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Weymouth New Testament

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, a repentance not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world finally produces death.

Williams New Testament

For the sorrow that comes in accordance with the will of God results in repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets, but the sorrow the world produces results in death.

World English Bible

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death.

Worrell New Testament

For godly sorrow works repentance unto salvation, not to be repented of; but the sorrow of the world works death.

Worsley New Testament

For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Youngs Literal Translation

for the sorrow toward God reformation to salvation not to be repented of doth work, and the sorrow of the world doth work death,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

λύπη 
Lupe 
Usage: 12

κατεργάζομαι 
Katergazomai 
κατεργάζομαι 
Katergazomai 
work, do, do deed, to perform, cause, work out
work, do, do deed, to perform, cause, work out
Usage: 24
Usage: 24

μετάνοια 
metanoia 
Usage: 19

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

σωτηρία 
Soteria 
Usage: 43

not to be repented of
ἀμεταμέλητος 
ametameletos 
without repentance, not to be repented of
Usage: 2

but
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

the sorrow
λύπη 
Lupe 
Usage: 12

of the world
κόσμος 
Kosmos 
Usage: 109

Devotionals

Devotionals about 2 Corinthians 7:10

References

Images 2 Corinthians 7:10

Context Readings

A Letter That Caused Sadness

9 Now I rejoice, not that ye were grieved, but that ye were grieved for repentance. For ye were grieved toward God, so that ye might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For sorrow toward God works repentance for salvation without regret, but the sorrow of the world works death. 11 For behold this same thing--your grieving toward God. How much eagerness it worked in you, even a defense, even indignation, even fear, even longing, even zeal, even vengeance! In everything ye demonstrated yourselves to be pure in



Cross References

Acts 11:18

And when they heard these things, they relaxed and glorified God, saying, Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.

2 Samuel 12:13

And David said to Nathan, I have sinned against LORD. And Nathan said to David, LORD also has put away thy sin; thou shall not die.

1 Kings 8:47-50

yet if they shall rethink themselves in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to thee in the land of those who carried them captive, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have

Proverbs 17:22

A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Genesis 4:13-15

And Cain said to LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Genesis 30:1

And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no sons, Rachel envied her sister, and she said to Jacob, Give me sons, or else I die.

1 Samuel 30:6

And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters. But David strengthened himself in LORD his God.

2 Samuel 13:4

And he said to him, Why, O son of the king, are thou emaciated this way from day to day? Will thou not tell me? And Amnon said to him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.

2 Samuel 17:23

And when Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and got home to his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself. And he died, and was buried in the sepulcher of his father.

1 Kings 21:4

And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him, for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid himself down upon his bed, and tu

Job 33:27-28

He sings before men, and says, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it did not profit me.

Proverbs 15:13

A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but he who is of a cheerful heart [has] a continual feast.

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity, but a broken spirit who can bear?

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping. And I will lead them with supplications. I will cause them to walk by rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble. For I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Ezekiel 7:16

But those of them who escape shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys. All of them moaning, each one in his iniquity.

Ezekiel 18:27-30

Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive.

Jonah 3:8

but let them be covered with sackcloth, both man and beast, and let them cry mightily to God. Yea, let them turn each one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in his hands.

Jonah 3:10

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way. And God relented of the evil which he said he would do to them, and he did not do it.

Jonah 4:9

And God said to Jonah, Do thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even to death.

Matthew 21:28-32

But what does it seem to you? A man had two children. And having come to the first, he said, Child, go work today in my vineyard.

Matthew 26:75

And Peter remembered the saying that Jesus said to him, Before a cock sounds, thou will deny me thrice. And having gone outside, he wept bitterly.

Matthew 27:4-5

saying, I sinned, having betrayed innocent blood. But they said, What is it to us? See thou to it.

Luke 15:10

Thus I say to you, there becomes joy in the presence of the agents of God over one sinner who repents.

Luke 18:13

But the tax collector, having stood from afar, would not even lift his eyes to the sky, but beat upon his breast, saying, God, be thou merciful to me a sinful man.

Acts 3:19

Repent ye therefore, and be converted in order to wipe away your sins, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 12:21

lest having come again my God will make me low toward you, and I will bewail many of those who have sinned previously, and who did not repent from the trash and fornication and licentiousness that they committed.

2 Timothy 2:25-26

in mildness correcting those who oppose. Perhaps God may grant them repentance for recognition of the truth,

Hebrews 12:17

For ye also know that wanting afterward to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place of repentance, though having sought it with tears.

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