Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

For in fact he was ill almost to death: but God had mercy on him; and not only on him but on me, so that I might not have grief on grief.

New American Standard Bible

For indeed he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.

King James Version

For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Holman Bible

Indeed, he was so sick that he nearly died. However, God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have one grief on top of another.

International Standard Version

Indeed, he was sick to the point of death, but God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have one sorrow on top of another.

A Conservative Version

For also he was sick, near death, but God was merciful to him, and not only him, but also me, so that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

American Standard Version

for indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Amplified

He certainly was sick and close to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have sorrow upon sorrow.

An Understandable Version

And indeed, he was [so] sick that he almost died, but God had pity on him, and not only on him but also on me, so that I would not have one sorrow on top of another.

Anderson New Testament

And, indeed, he was sick near to death; but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Common New Testament

Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Daniel Mace New Testament

but God had pity on him, and not on him only, but on me likewise, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Darby Translation

for he was also sick close to death, but God had mercy on him, and not indeed on him alone, but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Godbey New Testament

For he was indeed nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not only him, but me also, in order that I may not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Goodspeed New Testament

For he was sick, and nearly died, but God took pity on him, and not only on him, but on me, to save me from having one sorrow after another.

John Wesley New Testament

He was indeed sick nigh unto death; but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me likewise, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Julia Smith Translation

For also he was sick near to death: but God compassionated him; and not him only, but also me, lest I should have grief upon grief.

King James 2000

For indeed he was sick near unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Lexham Expanded Bible

For indeed he was sick, coming near to death, but God had mercy on him and not [on] him only, but also [on] me, so that I would not have grief upon grief.

Modern King James verseion

For indeed he was sick, coming near death, but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and no doubt he was sick, and that nigh unto death, but God had mercy on him: not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have had sorrow upon sorrow.

Moffatt New Testament

And he was ill, nearly dead with illness. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me, to save me from having one sorrow upon another.

Montgomery New Testament

And indeed he was sick nigh unto death; but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also so that I should not have sorrow upon sorrow.

NET Bible

In fact he became so ill that he nearly died. But God showed mercy to him -- and not to him only, but also to me -- so that I would not have grief on top of grief.

New Heart English Bible

For indeed he was sick, nearly to death, but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow on sorrow.

Noyes New Testament

For indeed he was sick near to death; but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Sawyer New Testament

For indeed he was sick nigh to death; but God had mercy on him, and not on him only but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

The Emphasized Bible

And, in fact, he was sick, nigh unto death; but, God, had mercy on him, - and, not on him only, but, on me also, lest, sorrow upon sorrow, I should have.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For sick indeed he was, nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And I can assure you that his illness very nearly proved fatal. But God had pity on him, and not on him only but also on me, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Webster

For indeed he was sick nigh to death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Weymouth New Testament

For it is true that he has been ill, and was apparently at the point of death; but God had pity on him, and not only on him, but also on me, to save me from having sorrow upon sorrow.

Williams New Testament

For he was so sick that he was on the point of dying, but God took pity on him, and not only on him but on me too, to keep me from having one sorrow after another.

World English Bible

For indeed he was sick, nearly to death, but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow on sorrow.

Worrell New Testament

For, in fact, he was sick, near to death; but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Worsley New Testament

For indeed he was sick and nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him, and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Youngs Literal Translation

for he also ailed nigh to death, but God did deal kindly with him, and not with him only, but also with me, that sorrow upon sorrow I might not have.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825


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

he was sick
ἀσθενέω 
Astheneo 
Usage: 34

παραπλήσιον 
Paraplesion 
Usage: 1

θάνατος 
Thanatos 
Usage: 100

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

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

had mercy on
ἐλεέω 
Eleeo 
Usage: 26

him

Usage: 0

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

on him

Usage: 0

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

on me
ἐμέ 
Eme 
me, I, my, myself
Usage: 26


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

μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

λύπη 
Lupe 
Usage: 12

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

Prayers for Philippians 2:27

Context Readings

Epaphroditus' Mission

26 Because his heart was with you all, and he was greatly troubled because you had news that he was ill: 27 For in fact he was ill almost to death: but God had mercy on him; and not only on him but on me, so that I might not have grief on grief. 28 I have sent him, then, the more gladly, so that when you see him again, you may be happy and I may have the less sorrow.


Cross References

2 Kings 20:1

In those days Hezekiah was ill and near death. And Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, came to him, and said to him, The Lord says, Put your house in order, for your death is near.

Job 5:19

He will keep you safe from six troubles, and in seven no evil will come near you.

Psalm 30:1-3

I will give you praise and honour, O Lord, because through you I have been lifted up; you have not given my haters cause to be glad over me.

Psalm 30:1-11

I will give you praise and honour, O Lord, because through you I have been lifted up; you have not given my haters cause to be glad over me.

Psalm 34:19

Great are the troubles of the upright: but the Lord takes him safely out of them all.

Psalm 103:3-4

He has forgiveness for all your sins; he takes away all your diseases;

Psalm 107:18-22

They are disgusted by all food, and they come near to the doors of death.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

All this I took to heart, and my heart saw it all: that the upright and the wise and their works are in the hand of God; and men may not be certain if it will be love or hate; all is to no purpose before them.

Isaiah 27:8

Your anger against her has been made clear by driving her away; he has taken her away with his storm-wind in the day of his east wind.

Isaiah 38:17

See, in place of peace my soul had bitter sorrow. but you have kept back my soul from the underworld; for you have put all my sins out of your memory.

Isaiah 43:2

When you go through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not go over you: when you go through the fire, you will not be burned; and the flame will have no power over you.

Jeremiah 8:18

Sorrow has come on me! my heart in me is feeble.

Jeremiah 10:24

O Lord, put me right, but with wise purpose; not in your wrath, or you will make me small.

Jeremiah 45:3

You said, Sorrow is mine! for the Lord has given me sorrow in addition to my pain; I am tired with the sound of my sorrow, and I get no rest.

Habakkuk 3:2

O Lord, word of you has come to my ears; I have seen your work, O Lord; when the years come near make it clear; in wrath keep mercy in mind.

John 11:3-4

So the sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, your dear friend is ill.

Acts 9:37

And it came about, in those days, that she got ill and came to her death: and when she had been washed, they put her in a room which was high up.

Acts 9:39-41

And Peter went with them. And when he had come, they took him into the room: and all the widows were there, weeping and putting before him the coats and clothing which Dorcas had made while she was with them.

1 Corinthians 10:13

You have been put to no test but such as is common to man: and God is true, who will not let any test come on you which you are not able to undergo; but he will make with the test a way out of it, so that you may be able to go through it.

2 Corinthians 2:7

So that now, on the other hand, it is right for him to have forgiveness and comfort from you, for fear that his sorrow may be over-great.

Philippians 2:30

Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, putting his life in danger to make your care for me complete.

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