Parallel Verses

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.

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.

A Conservative Version

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

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 yet I am glad now, not because you were hurt and made sorry, but because your sorrow led to repentance [and you turned back to God]; for you felt a grief such as God meant you to feel, so that you might not suffer loss in anything on our account. 10 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. 11 For [you can look back and] see what an earnestness and authentic concern this godly sorrow has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves [against charges that you tolerate sin], what indignation [at sin], what fear [of offending God], what longing [for righteousness and justice], what passion [to do what is right], what readiness to punish [those who sin and those who tolerate sin]! At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in the matter.



Cross References

Acts 11:18

When they heard this, they quieted down and glorified and praised God, saying, “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance that leads to eternal life [that is, real life after earthly death].”

2 Samuel 12:13

David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has allowed your sin to pass [without further punishment]; you shall not die.

1 Kings 8:47-50

if they take it to heart in the land where they have been taken captive, and they repent and pray to You in the land of their captors, saying, ‘We have sinned and done wrong and we have acted wickedly;’

Proverbs 17:22


A happy heart is good medicine and a joyful mind causes healing,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Genesis 4:13-15

Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.

Genesis 30:1

When Rachel saw that she conceived no children for Jacob, she envied her sister, and said to Jacob, “Give me children, or else I will die.”

1 Samuel 30:6

Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the Lord his God.

2 Samuel 13:4

He said to Amnon, “Why are you, the king’s son, so depressed morning after morning? Will you not tell me?” And Amnon said to him, “I am in love with Tamar, my [half-] brother Absalom’s sister.”

2 Samuel 17:23

Now when Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out and went to his home, to his city. Then he put his household in order, and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in the tomb of his father.

1 Kings 21:4

So Ahab [already upset by the Lord’s message] came into his house [feeling more] resentful and sullen because of what Naboth the Jezreelite had said to him; for he had said, “I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers.” And he lay down on his bed and turned away his face, and would not eat any food.

Job 33:27-28


“He sings out to other men,
‘I have sinned and perverted that which was right,
And it was not proper for me!

Proverbs 15:13


A heart full of joy and goodness makes a cheerful face,
But when a heart is full of sadness the spirit is crushed.

Proverbs 15:15


All the days of the afflicted are bad,
But a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of the circumstances].

Proverbs 18:14


The spirit of a man sustains him in sickness,
But as for a broken spirit, who can bear it?

Jeremiah 31:9


“They will come with weeping [in repentance and for joy],
And by [their] prayer [for the future] I will lead them;
I will make them walk by streams of waters,
On a straight path in which they will not stumble,
For I am a Father to Israel,
And Ephraim (Israel) is My firstborn.”

Ezekiel 7:16

Even when their survivors escape, they will be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, each over his [punishment for] sin.

Ezekiel 18:27-30

Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

Jonah 3:8

But both man and animal must be covered with sackcloth; and every one is to call on God earnestly and forcefully that each may turn from his wicked way and from the violence that is in his hands.

Jonah 3:10

When God saw their deeds, that they turned from their wicked way, then God [had compassion and] relented concerning the disaster which He had declared that He would bring upon them. And He did not do it.

Jonah 4:9

Then God said to Jonah, “Do you have a good reason to be angry about [the loss of] the plant?” And he said, “I have a [very] good reason to be angry, angry enough to die!”

Matthew 21:28-32

“What do you think? There was a man who had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’

Matthew 26:75

And Peter remembered the [prophetic] words of Jesus, when He had said, “Before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly [in repentance].

Matthew 27:4-5

saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They replied, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!”

Luke 15:10

In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents [that is, changes his inner self—his old way of thinking, regrets past sins, lives his life in a way that proves repentance; and seeks God’s purpose for his life].”

Luke 18:13

But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not even raise his eyes toward heaven, but was striking his chest [in humility and repentance], saying, ‘God, be merciful and gracious to me, the [especially wicked] sinner [that I am]!’

Acts 3:19

So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day];

2 Corinthians 12:21

I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality and decadence which they formerly practiced.

2 Timothy 2:25-26

He must correct those who are in opposition with courtesy and gentleness in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and be led to the knowledge of the truth [accurately understanding and welcoming it],

Hebrews 12:17

For you know that later on, when he wanted [to regain title to] his inheritance of the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance [there was no way to repair what he had done, no chance to recall the choice he had made], even though he sought for it with [bitter] tears.

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