Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 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 For he longed after you all and was full of heaviness, because you had heard that he had been sick. 27 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. 28 Therefore I sent him the more eagerly, so that you may rejoice when you see him again, and that I may be the less sorrowful.


Cross References

2 Kings 20:1

In those days Hezekiah was sick to death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, So says Jehovah, Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.

Job 5:19

He will deliver you in six troubles; yea, in seven no evil shall touch you.

Psalm 30:1-3

A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the House of David. I will praise You, O Jehovah; for You have lifted me up, and have not allowed my foes to rejoice over me.

Psalm 30:10-11

Hear, O Jehovah, and have mercy on me; Jehovah, be my helper.

Psalm 34:19

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but Jehovah delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 103:3-4

who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;

Psalm 107:18-22

Their soul hates all kinds of food; and they draw near the gates of death.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

For all this I took to heart, even to make all this clear, that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. No man knows either love or hatred by all that is before them.

Isaiah 27:8

By driving her away, you will contend with her; by sending her away, You punished her. He takes away by His rough wind, in the day of the east wind.

Isaiah 38:17

Behold, I had great bitterness for peace; but You loved my soul from the pit of destruction. You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned; nor shall the flame kindle on you.

Jeremiah 8:18

When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint within me.

Jeremiah 10:24

O Jehovah, correct me, but with judgment; not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 45:3

You said, Woe is me now, for Jehovah has added grief to my sorrow. I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.

Habakkuk 3:2

O Jehovah, I have heard Your report; I am afraid. O Jehovah, give new life to Your work in the midst of years; in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

John 11:3-4

Then his sisters sent to Him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom You love is sick.

Acts 9:37

And it happened in those days, becoming sick, she died. And washing her, they laid her in an upper room.

Acts 9:39-41

And rising up, Peter went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper room. And all the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has taken you but what is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but with the temptation also will make a way to escape, so that you may be able to bear it.

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that, on the contrary, you should rather forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overwhelming sorrow.

Philippians 2:30

because for the work of Christ he was near death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

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