Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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).

New American Standard Bible

For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it--for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while--

King James Version

For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it were but for a season.

Holman Bible

For even if I grieved you with my letter, I do not regret it—even though I did regret it since I saw that the letter grieved you, yet only for a little while.

International Standard Version

If I made you sad with my letter, I do not regret it, although I did regret it then. I see that the letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while.

A Conservative Version

Because even though I grieved you in the letter, I am not remorseful (even though I was remorseful), for I perceive that that letter grieved you, even though for an hour.

American Standard Version

For though I made you sorry with my epistle, I do not regret it: though I did regret it (for I see that that epistle made you sorry, though but for a season),

Amplified

For even though I did grieve you with my letter, I do not regret [it now], though I did regret it; for I see that that letter did pain you, though only for a little while;

An Understandable Version

For even though I caused you sorrow by my letter [Note: Paul's writing of I Corinthians to correct abuses at Corinth apparently produced sorrow for their wrongdoing], I do not regret it, though I did regret it. [For] I see that my letter hurt you, though only for a short time.

Anderson New Testament

For although I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it. For I see that the same letter gave you sorrow, though but for a short time.

Bible in Basic English

For though my letter gave you pain, I have no regret for it now, though I had before; for I see that the letter gave you pain, but only for a time.

Common New Testament

For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret itfor I see that my letter hurt you, though only for a little while

Daniel Mace New Testament

For tho' I was sorry my letter gave you some uneasiness, I do not repent of it, perceiving, that the uneasiness you had from that letter, did not dwell upon your minds.

Darby Translation

For if also I grieved you in the letter, I do not regret it, if even I have regretted it; for I see that that letter, if even it were only for a time, grieved you.

Godbey New Testament

But if I grieved you in the letter, I do not regret it, if indeed I did regret it; for I see that, if that letter indeed grieved you for an hour,

Goodspeed New Testament

For even if I did hurt your feelings with that letter, I cannot regret it; even if I did regret it, when I saw that the letter had hurt your feelings perhaps for a while,

John Wesley New Testament

For I do not repent that I grieved you by the letter, though I did repent: (for I see that letter grieved you, though but for a season.)

Julia Smith Translation

For if I also grieved you in the epistle, I regret not, and if I did regret: for I see that that epistle, if also for a time, grieved you.

King James 2000

For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not regret, though I did regret: for I perceive that the same epistle has made you sorry, though it were but for a time.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For if indeed I grieved you by my letter, I do not regret [it]. Even if I did regret [it] (I see that that letter grieved you, even though for {a short time}),

Modern King James verseion

For even if I grieved you in the letter, I do not regret; if indeed I did regret; for I see that that letter grieved you for an hour.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore though I made you sorry with a letter I repent not: though I did repent. For I perceive that that same Epistle made you sorry though it were but for a season.

Moffatt New Testament

In fact, if I did pain you by that letter, I do not regret it. I did regret it when I discovered that my letter had pained you even for the time being,

Montgomery New Testament

Even if I caused you pain by my letter, I do not regret; though I did regret it when I saw that my letter had caused you pain, even for a time.

New Heart English Bible

For though I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it. For I see that my letter made you sorry, though just for a while.

Noyes New Testament

For though I caused you sorrow with the letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it; for I perceive that that letter caused you sorrow, though it was but for a short time.

Sawyer New Testament

For if I even grieved you by the epistle, I do not repent, though I did repent; for because I see that the epistle grieved you but for a time,

The Emphasized Bible

Because, if I even grieved you by the letter, I do not regret, - though I could even have regretted, - I see that that letter, if even for an hour, did cause you grief.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For if I grieved you by a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that this letter made you sorry, though but for a season.

Twentieth Century New Testament

For, though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Even if I were inclined to regret it--for I see that my letter did cause you sorrow though only for a time--

Webster

For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry, though it was but for a season.

Weymouth New Testament

For if I gave you pain by that letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it then. I see that that letter, even though for a time it gave you pain, had a salutary effect.

Williams New Testament

For, although I did cause you sorrow by that letter, I do not now regret it; although I did regret it then. I see that the letter caused you sorrow only for a time.

World English Bible

For though I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it. For I see that my letter made you sorry, though just for a while.

Worrell New Testament

because, even if I did make you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it, though I did regret it; for I see that that letter made you sorry, though but for a season.

Worsley New Testament

For though I grieved you by my letter, I do not repent, though I did repent; for I perceive that that epistle grieved you, though it was but for a little while.

Youngs Literal Translation

because even if I made you sorry in the letter, I do not repent -- if even I did repent -- for I perceive that the letter, even if for an hour, did make you sorry.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

λυπέω 
Lupeo 
Usage: 24

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314
Usage: 314

sorry with
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

a letter
ἐπιστολή 
Epistole 
Usage: 24

I do
μεταμέλλομαι 
metamellomai 
Usage: 4

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

μεταμέλλομαι 
metamellomai 
Usage: 4

εἰ 
Ei 
εἰ 
Ei 
if, whether, that, not tr,
if, whether, that, not tr,
Usage: 218
Usage: 218

μεταμέλλομαι 
metamellomai 
Usage: 4

for
γάρ 
Gar 
πρός 
Pros 
for, , not tr
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 825
Usage: 412

βλέπω 
Blepo 
Usage: 85

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

the same
ἐκεῖνος 
Ekeinos 
that, those, he, the same, they,
Usage: 148

ἐπιστολή 
Epistole 
Usage: 24

λυπέω 
Lupeo 
Usage: 24

λυπέω 
Lupeo 
Usage: 24

it were but

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

A Letter That Caused Sadness

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). 9 Now I rejoice, not because you were made sad, but because you were made sad to the point of repentance. For you were made sad as God intended, so that you were not harmed in any way by us.



Cross References

Exodus 5:22-23

Moses returned to the Lord, and said, "Lord, why have you caused trouble for this people? Why did you ever send me?

Jeremiah 20:7-9

Lord, you coerced me into being a prophet, and I allowed you to do it. You overcame my resistance and prevailed over me. Now I have become a constant laughingstock. Everyone ridicules me.

Lamentations 3:32

Though he causes us grief, he then has compassion on us according to the abundance of his loyal kindness.

Matthew 26:21-22

And while they were eating he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."

Luke 22:61-62

Then the Lord turned and looked straight at Peter, and Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said to him, "Before a rooster crows today, you will deny me three times."

John 16:6

Instead your hearts are filled with sadness because I have said these things to you.

John 21:17

Jesus said a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that Jesus asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" and said, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you." Jesus replied, "Feed my sheep.

2 Corinthians 2:2-11

For if I make you sad, who would be left to make me glad but the one I caused to be sad?

2 Corinthians 7:6

But God, who encourages the downhearted, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.

2 Corinthians 7:11

For see what this very thing, this sadness as God intended, has produced in you: what eagerness, what defense of yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what deep concern, what punishment! In everything you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.

Hebrews 12:9-11

Besides, we have experienced discipline from our earthly fathers and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life?

Revelation 3:19

All those I love, I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent!

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