Parallel Verses

New Heart English Bible

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no 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.

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.

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.

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 I now rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that you were made sorry to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly way, that you might suffer loss by us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death. 11 For behold, this same thing, that you were made sorry in a godly way, what earnest care it worked in you. Yes, what defense, indignation, fear, longing, zeal, and vengeance. In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be pure in the matter.



Cross References

Acts 11:18

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

2 Samuel 12:13

David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has put away your sin. You will not die.

1 Kings 8:47-50

yet if they shall repent in the land where they are carried captive, and turn again, and make supplication to you in the land of those who carried them captive, saying, 'We have sinned, and have done perversely; we have dealt wickedly;'

Proverbs 17:22

A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed 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 bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister. She said to Jacob, "Give me children, or else I will die."

1 Samuel 30:6

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 the LORD his God.

2 Samuel 13:4

He said to him, "Why, son of the king, are you so sad from day to day? Won't you tell me?" Amnon said to him, "I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister."

2 Samuel 17:23

When Ahithophel saw that his counsel was not followed, he saddled his donkey, and arose, and went home, to his city, and set his house in order, and hanged himself; and he died, and was buried in the tomb of his father.

1 Kings 21:4

Ahab came into his house sullen and angry 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." He laid himself down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.

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 face; but an aching heart breaks the spirit.

Proverbs 15:15

All the days of the afflicted are wretched, but one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast.

Proverbs 18:14

A man's spirit will sustain him in sickness, but a crushed spirit, who can bear?

Jeremiah 31:9

They shall come with weeping; and with petitions will I lead them: 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 those who escape shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them moaning, every one in 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 them be covered with sackcloth, both man and animal, and let them cry mightily to God. Yes, let them turn everyone from his evil way, and from the violence that is in his hands.

Jonah 3:10

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

Jonah 4:9

God said to Jonah, "Is it right for you to be angry about the vine?" He said, "I am right to be angry, even to death."

Matthew 21:28-32

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

Matthew 26:75

Peter remembered the word which Jesus had said, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." He went out and wept bitterly.

Matthew 27:4-5

saying, "I have sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood." But they said, "What is that to us? You see to it."

Luke 15:10

Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting."

Luke 18:13

But the tax collector, standing far away, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, 'God, be merciful to me, a sinner.'

Acts 3:19

"Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, so that there may come times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord,

2 Corinthians 12:21

that again when I come my God would humble me before you, and I would mourn for many of those who have sinned before now, and not repented of the uncleanness and sexual immorality and lustfulness which they committed.

2 Timothy 2:25-26

in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth,

Hebrews 12:17

For you know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for a change of mind though he sought it diligently with tears.

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