Parallel Verses

NET Bible

We were encouraged not only by his arrival, but also by the encouragement you gave him, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your deep concern for me, so that I rejoiced more than ever.

New American Standard Bible

and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced even more.

King James Version

And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

Holman Bible

and not only by his arrival, but also by the comfort he received from you. He told us about your deep longing, your sorrow, and your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.

International Standard Version

and not only by his arrival but also by the comfort he had received from you. He told us about your longing for me, your sorrow, and your eagerness to take my side, and this made me even happier.

A Conservative Version

And not only by his presence, but also by the encouragement with which he was encouraged by you, reporting to us your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced the more.

American Standard Version

and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort wherewith he was comforted in you, while he told us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced yet more.

Amplified

[Yes] and not only by his coming but also by [his account of] the comfort with which he was encouraged and refreshed and cheered as to you, while he told us of your yearning affection, of how sorry you were [for me] and how eagerly you took my part, so that I rejoiced still more.

An Understandable Version

[We were comforted] not only by his presence, but also [by learning] that you comforted him. He [also] told us of your longing and grieving and concern for me, so that made me all the happier.

Anderson New Testament

and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted in you when he told us of your strong affection, your grief, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced the more.

Bible in Basic English

And not by his coming only, but by the comfort which he had in you, while he gave us word of your desire, your sorrow, your care for me; so that I was still more glad.

Common New Testament

and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, as he told us of your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced still more.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but by the consolation I received from you by him, when he acquainted me with your earnest desire to see me, with your concern, and your zeal for me; which greatly increas'd my joy.

Darby Translation

and not by his coming only, but also through the encouragement with which he was encouraged as to you; relating to us your ardent desire, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I the more rejoiced.

Godbey New Testament

and not only by his coming, but also by the consolation with which he was comforted by you, proclaiming unto us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced the more.

Goodspeed New Testament

and not only by his coming, but by the comfort you had given him, for he told me how you longed to see me, how sorry you were, and how you took my part, which made me happier still.

John Wesley New Testament

And not only by his coming, but also by the comfort wherewith he was comforted over you, when he told us your earnest desire, your grief, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced the more.

Julia Smith Translation

And not only in his arrival, but also in the comfort which he was comforted in you, announcing to us your anxious desire, your lamentations, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced the more.

King James 2000

And not by his coming only, but by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and not only by his coming, but also by the comfort [with] which he was comforted among you, [because he] reported to us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced even more.

Modern King James verseion

And not only by his coming, but by the comfort with which he was comforted over you, telling us your longing, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced the more.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And not with his coming only: but also with the consolation wherewith he was comforted of you. For he told us your desire, your mourning, your fervent mind to me ward: So that I now rejoice the more.

Moffatt New Testament

Yes, and by more than his arrival, by the comfort which you had been to him; for he gave me such a report of how you longed for me, how sorry you were, and how eagerly you took my part, that it added to my delight.

Montgomery New Testament

and not alone by his coming, but also by the comfort you had been to him. For he told me of your eager longing, of your penitence, and of your zeal on my behalf, so that I was happier still.

New Heart English Bible

and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, while he told us of your longing, your mourning, and your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced still more.

Noyes New Testament

and not by his coming only, but by the comfort with which he was comforted in regard to you, when he told us of your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal in my behalf; so that I rejoiced the more.

Sawyer New Testament

and not only by his coming but also by the comfort with which he was comforted on your account, telling us of your great desire, your deep sorrow, your zeal for me, so that I rather rejoiced.

The Emphasized Bible

Not, however, by his presence alone, but also by the encouragement wherewith he had been encouraged over you: recounting unto us your earnest desire, your lamentation, your zeal in my behalf. So that I the more rejoiced.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

and not by his coming only, but also by the consolation wherewith he had been comforted among you, declaring to us your fervent desire, your mourning, your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced the more.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And it is not only by his arrival that we are encouraged, but also by the encouragement which he received from you; for he tells us of your strong affection, your penitence, and your zeal on my behalf--so that I am happier still.

Webster

And not by his coming only, but by the consolation with which he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind towards me; so that I rejoiced the more.

Weymouth New Testament

but also by the fact that he had felt comforted on your account, and by the report which he brought of your eager affection, of your grief, and of your jealousy on my behalf, so that I rejoiced more than ever.

Williams New Testament

and not only by his coming but by the comfort he had gotten from you, because he kept on telling me how you were longing to see me, how sorry you were, and how loyal you were to me, so that I was gladder still.

World English Bible

and not by his coming only, but also by the comfort with which he was comforted in you, while he told us of your longing, your mourning, and your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced still more.

Worrell New Testament

and not by his coming only, but also by the consolation with which he was consoled over you; rehearsing to us your earnest desire, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced the more:

Worsley New Testament

and not only by his coming, but especially by the consolation wherewith he was comforted on your account, acquainting us with your earnest desire towards us, your grief, and your zeal for me; so that I rejoiced greatly.

Youngs Literal Translation

and not only in his presence, but also in the comfort with which he was comforted over you, declaring to us your longing desire, your lamentation, your zeal for me, so that the more I did rejoice,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And
δέ 
De 
but, and, now, then, also, yet, yea, so, moreover, nevertheless, for, even, , not tr
Usage: 2184

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

by
ἐν 
En 

in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 2128
Usage: 0

his

Usage: 0

παρουσία 
Parousia 
Usage: 21

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

παράκλησις 
Paraklesis 
Usage: 28

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

in
ἐπί 
Epi 
on, in, upon, unto, to,
Usage: 644

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

when he told
ἀναγγέλλω 
Anaggello 
Usage: 13

us
ἡμῖν 
hemin 
us, we, our, for us
Usage: 160

ὑμῶν 
Humon 
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371
Usage: 371
Usage: 371

ἐπιπόθησις 
Epipothesis 
Usage: 2

ὀδυρμός 
Odurmos 
Usage: 2

ζῆλος 
Zelos 
Usage: 17

ὑπέρ 
Huper 
Usage: 138

me
ἐμοῦ 
Emou 
me, my, mine
Usage: 36

so that
ὥστε 
hoste 
Usage: 72

I
μέ 
me 
me, I, my, not tr
Usage: 122

χαίρω 
Chairo 
Usage: 60

Context Readings

A Letter That Caused Sadness

6 But God, who encourages the downhearted, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus. 7 We were encouraged not only by his arrival, but also by the encouragement you gave him, as he reported to us your longing, your mourning, your deep concern for me, so that I rejoiced more than ever. 8 For even if I made you sad by my letter, I do not regret having written it (even though I did regret it, for I see that my letter made you sad, though only for a short time).



Cross References

Judges 2:4-5

When the Lord's messenger finished speaking these words to all the Israelites, the people wept loudly.

Psalm 6:1-6

For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments, according to the sheminith style; a psalm of David. Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger! Do not discipline me in your raging fury!

Psalm 30:5

For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one's life. One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning.

Psalm 31:9-11

Have mercy on me, for I am in distress! My eyes grow dim from suffering. I have lost my strength.

Psalm 38:18

Yes, I confess my wrongdoing, and I am concerned about my sins.

Psalm 51:1

For the music director; a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him after David's affair with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, because of your loyal love! Because of your great compassion, wipe away my rebellious acts!

Psalm 126:5-6

Those who shed tears as they plant will shout for joy when they reap the harvest.

Psalm 141:5

May the godly strike me in love and correct me! May my head not refuse choice oil! Indeed, my prayer is a witness against their evil deeds.

Proverbs 9:8-9

Do not reprove a mocker or he will hate you; reprove a wise person and he will love you.

Jeremiah 31:18-20

I have indeed heard the people of Israel say mournfully, 'We were like a calf untrained to the yoke. You disciplined us and we learned from it. Let us come back to you and we will do so, for you are the Lord our God.

Matthew 5:4

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Matthew 26:75

Then Peter remembered what Jesus had said: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Luke 22:44

And in his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.]

Acts 11:23

When he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with devoted hearts,

Romans 1:12

that is, that we may be mutually comforted by one another's faith, both yours and mine.

2 Corinthians 1:14

just as also you have partly understood us, that we are your source of pride just as you also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Corinthians 2:3-4

And I wrote this very thing to you, so that when I came I would not have sadness from those who ought to make me rejoice, since I am confident in you all that my joy would be yours.

2 Corinthians 2:9

For this reason also I wrote you: to test you to see if you are obedient in everything.

2 Corinthians 5:2

For in this earthly house we groan, because we desire to put on our heavenly dwelling,

2 Corinthians 7:10-11

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

2 Corinthians 8:16

But thanks be to God who put in the heart of Titus the same devotion I have for you,

Philippians 1:20

My confident hope is that I will in no way be ashamed but that with complete boldness, even now as always, Christ will be exalted in my body, whether I live or die.

Colossians 2:5

For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your morale and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

1 Thessalonians 3:6

But now Timothy has come to us from you and given us the good news of your faith and love and that you always think of us with affection and long to see us just as we also long to see you!

1 Thessalonians 3:8

For now we are alive again, if you stand firm in the Lord.

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

James 4:9-10

Grieve, mourn, and weep. Turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into despair.

James 5:17

Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain and there was no rain on the land for three years and six months!

2 John 1:4

I rejoiced greatly because I have found some of your children living according to the truth, just as the Father commanded us.

Jude 1:3

Dear friends, although I have been eager to write to you about our common salvation, I now feel compelled instead to write to encourage you to contend earnestly for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

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