2 Corinthians 6:12
New International Version
We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.

New Living Translation
There is no lack of love on our part, but you have withheld your love from us.

English Standard Version
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections.

Berean Study Bible
It is not our affection, but yours, that is restrained.

Berean Literal Bible
You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections.

King James Bible
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.

New King James Version
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.

New American Standard Bible
You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections.

NASB 1995
You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections.

NASB 1977
You are not restrained by us, but you are restrained in your own affections.

Amplified Bible
There is no limit to our affection for you, but you are limited in your own affection [for us].

Christian Standard Bible
We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are not limited by us, but you are limited by your own affections.

American Standard Version
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own affections.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your affections.

Contemporary English Version
We are not holding back on our love for you, but you are holding back on your love for us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You are not straitened in us, but in your own bowels you are straitened.

English Revised Version
Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own affections.

Good News Translation
It is not we who have closed our hearts to you; it is you who have closed your hearts to us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We haven't cut you off. Your own emotions have cut you off [from us].

International Standard Version
We have not cut you off, but you have cut off your own feelings toward us.

Literal Standard Version
You are not restricted in us, and you are restricted in your [own] yearnings,

NET Bible
Our affection for you is not restricted, but you are restricted in your affections for us.

New Heart English Bible
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.

Weymouth New Testament
There is no narrowness in our love to you: the narrowness is in your own feelings.

World English Bible
You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.

Young's Literal Translation
ye are not straitened in us, and ye are straitened in your own bowels,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Hardships and God's Grace
11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians. Our hearts are open wide. 12It is not our affection, but yours, that is restrained. 13As a fair exchange, I ask you as my children: Open wide your hearts also.…

Cross References
Matthew 7:14
But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.

2 Corinthians 4:8
We are hard pressed on all sides, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;

2 Corinthians 7:2
Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.


Treasury of Scripture

You are not straitened in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels.

are not.

Ecclesiastes 6:9
Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of the desire: this is also vanity and vexation of spirit.

Job 36:16
Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness.

Proverbs 4:12
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

in your.

Philippians 1:8
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

1 John 3:17
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?









(12) Ye are not straitened in us.--The word presents a natural contrast to the expansion, the dilatation, of heart of the previous verse. There was no narrowness in him. In that large heart of his there was room for them and for a thousand others. It had, as it were, an infinite elasticity in its sympathies. The narrowness was found in their own "bowels"--i.e., in their own affections. They would not make room for him in those hearts that were so straitened by passions, and prejudices, and antipathies.

Verse 12. - Ye are not straitened in us. Any narrowing of the sympathy or straining of the relations between us does not rise in any way from me. (For the verb, see 2 Corinthians 4:8.) Ye are straitened in your own bowels; rather, in your own hearts. Any tightening or pressure of the feelings which should exist between us rises solely from your own hearts. Enlarge and open them, as I have done, and we shall once more love each other aright. The verb has already occurred in 2 Corinthians 4:8 ("distressed"). Your own bowels. It is to be regretted that the Authorized Version adopted the meaningless and often rather incongruous word "bowels" for the Greek word σπλάγχνα used in its Hebraic sense of "feelings," "affections" (Song of Solomon 5:4; Isaiah 16:11). This literalism is always out of place, and especially in Philemon 1:7, 12, 20.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
[It is]
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

our
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

affection,
σπλάγχνοις (splanchnois)
Noun - Dative Neuter Plural
Strong's 4698: Probably strengthened from splen; an intestine; figuratively, pity or sympathy.

[but]
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

yours
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

that is restrained.
στενοχωρεῖσθε (stenochōreisthe)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4729: From the same as stenochoria; to hem in closely, i.e. cramp.


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