Parallel Verses

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.

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 ill [too], near to death. But God had compassion on him, and not only on him but also on me, lest I should have sorrow [over him] coming 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

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.

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
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 
Usage: 461
Usage: 461

θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἐλεέω 
Eleeo 
Usage: 26


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 since he longed for you all, and was very troubled, because you had heard that he was sick. 27 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. 28 I have sent him all the more eagerly, therefore, so that when you see him again you may rejoice, and that I may be less anxious.


Cross References

2 Kings 20:1

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

Job 5:19

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

Psalm 30:1-3

I will extol you, LORD, for you have raised me up, and have not made my foes to rejoice over me.

Psalm 30:10-11

Hear, LORD, and have mercy on me. LORD, be my helper."

Psalm 34:19

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

Psalm 103:3-4

who forgives all your sins; who heals all your diseases;

Psalm 107:18-22

Their soul abhors all kinds of food. They draw near to the gates of death.

Ecclesiastes 9:1-2

For all this I laid to my heart, even to explore all this: that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God; whether it is love or hatred, man doesn't know it; all is before them.

Isaiah 27:8

In measure, when you send them away, you contend with them. He has removed them with his rough blast in the day of the east wind.

Isaiah 38:17

Behold, for peace I had great anguish, but you have in love for my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; for 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 will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned, and the flame will not scorch you.

Jeremiah 8:18

"Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow. My heart is faint within me.

Jeremiah 10:24

LORD, correct me, but in measure: not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 45:3

'You said, "Woe is me now. For the LORD has added sorrow to my pain; I am weary with my groaning, and I find no rest."'"

Habakkuk 3:2

LORD, I have heard of your fame. I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Renew your work in the midst of the years. In the midst of the years make it known. In wrath, you remember mercy.

John 11:3-4

The sisters therefore sent to him, saying, "Lord, look, the one you love is sick."

Acts 9:37

It happened in those days that she fell sick, and died. When they had washed her, they placed her in an upper chamber.

Acts 9:39-41

Peter got up and went with them. When he had come, they brought him into the upper chamber. All the widows stood by him weeping, and showing the coats and garments which Dorcas had made while she was with them.

1 Corinthians 10:13

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

2 Corinthians 2:7

so that on the contrary you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest by any means such a one should be swallowed up with his excessive sorrow.

Philippians 2:30

because for the work of Christ he came near to death, risking his life to supply that which was lacking in your service toward me.



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