Parallel Verses

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 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 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.

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 Indeed, he greatly missed all of you and was distressed because you heard that he had been ill. 27 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. 28 Therefore I am all the more eager to send him, so that when you see him again you can rejoice and I can be free from anxiety.


Cross References

2 Kings 20:1

In those days Hezekiah was stricken with a terminal illness. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz visited him and told him, "This is what the Lord says, 'Give your household instructions, for you are about to die; you will not get well.'"

Job 5:19

He will deliver you from six calamities; yes, in seven no evil will touch you.

Psalm 30:1-3

A psalm -- a song used at the dedication of the temple; by David. I will praise you, O Lord, for you lifted me up, and did not allow my enemies to gloat over me.

Psalm 30:10-11

Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me! O Lord, deliver me!"

Psalm 34:19

The godly face many dangers, but the Lord saves them from each one of them.

Psalm 103:3-4

He is the one who forgives all your sins, who heals all your diseases,

Psalm 107:18-22

They lost their appetite for all food, and they drew near the gates of death.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

So I reflected on all this, attempting to clear it all up. I concluded that the righteous and the wise, as well as their works, are in the hand of God; whether a person will be loved or hated -- no one knows what lies ahead.

Isaiah 27:8

When you summon her for divorce, you prosecute her; he drives her away with his strong wind in the day of the east wind.

Isaiah 38:17

"Look, the grief I experienced was for my benefit. You delivered me from the pit of oblivion. For you removed all my sins from your sight.

Isaiah 43:2

When you pass through the waters, I am with you; when you pass through the streams, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not harm you.

Jeremiah 8:18

Then I said, "There is no cure for my grief! I am sick at heart!

Jeremiah 10:24

Correct us, Lord, but only in due measure. Do not punish us in anger or you will reduce us to nothing.

Jeremiah 45:3

You have said, "I feel so hopeless! For the Lord has added sorrow to my suffering. I am worn out from groaning. I can't find any rest."'"

Habakkuk 3:2

Lord, I have heard the report of what you did; I am awed, Lord, by what you accomplished. In our time repeat those deeds; in our time reveal them again. But when you cause turmoil, remember to show us mercy!

John 11:3-4

So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, "Lord, look, the one you love is sick."

Acts 9:37

At that time she became sick and died. When they had washed her body, they placed it in an upstairs room.

Acts 9:39-41

So Peter got up and went with them, and when he arrived they brought him to the upper room. All the widows stood beside him, crying and showing him the tunics and other clothing Dorcas used to make while she was with them.

1 Corinthians 10:13

No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that now instead you should rather forgive and comfort him. This will keep him from being overwhelmed by excessive grief to the point of despair.

Philippians 2:30

since it was because of the work of Christ that he almost died. He risked his life so that he could make up for your inability to serve me.

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