Parallel Verses

King James 2000

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be regretted: 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.

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.

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.

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 you were made sorry, but that you sorrowed to repentance: for you were made sorry after a godly manner, that you might suffer loss by us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be regretted: but the sorrow of the world works death. 11 For behold this same thing, that you sorrowed after a godly sort, what earnestness it worked in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what full punishment! In all things you have proved yourselves to be pure in this matter.



Cross References

Acts 11:18

When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then has God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

2 Samuel 12:13

And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.

1 Kings 8:47-50

Yet if they shall come to themselves in the land where they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto you in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness;

Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones.

Genesis 4:13-15

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

Genesis 30:1

And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said unto Jacob, Give me children, 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 encouraged himself in the LORD his God.

2 Samuel 13:4

And he said unto him, Why are you, being the king's son, so haggard from day to day? will you not tell me? And Amnon said unto 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 him home to his house, to his city, and put his household in order, and hanged himself, and died, and was buried in the sepulcher of his father.

1 Kings 21:4

And Ahab came into his house sullen and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him: for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid himself down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

Job 33:27-28

He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

Proverbs 15:13

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 18:14

The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the 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 they that escape them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity.

Ezekiel 18:27-30

Again, when the 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 man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands.

Jonah 3:10

And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God relented of the disaster, that he had said that he would bring upon them; and he did it not.

Jonah 4:9

And God said to Jonah, Do you do well to be angry about the plant? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.

Matthew 21:28-32

But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work today in my vineyard.

Matthew 26:75

And Peter remembered the words of Jesus, who said unto him, Before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

Matthew 27:4-5

Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see you to that.

Luke 15:10

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents.

Luke 18:13

And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Acts 3:19

Repent therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

2 Corinthians 12:21

And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall mourn over many who have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and licentiousness which they have committed.

2 Timothy 2:25-26

In meekness instructing those that oppose them; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Hebrews 12:17

For you know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

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