2 Corinthians 2:3
Good News Translation
That is why I wrote that letter to you--I did not want to come to you and be made sad by the very people who should make me glad. For I am convinced that when I am happy, then all of you are happy too.

Contemporary English Version
The reason I want to be happy is to make you happy. I wrote as I did because I didn't want to visit you and be made to feel bad, when you should make me feel happy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I wrote this same to you: that I may not, when I come, have sorrow upon sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice: having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

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And I wrote this same to you: that I may not, when I come, have sorrow upon sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice: having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

I wrote.

1 Corinthians 4:21 What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

1 Corinthians 5:1 It is absolutely heard that there is fornication among you and such fornication as the like is not among the heathens: that one should have his father's wife.

*etc:

lest.

2 Corinthians 12:21 Lest again, when I come, God humble me among you: and I mourn many of them that sinned before and have not done penance for the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness that they have committed.

2 Corinthians 13:1,2 Behold, this is the third time I am coming to you: In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word stand. . . .

I ought.

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become foolish. You have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended by you. For I have no way come short of them that are above measure apostles, although I be nothing.

having.

2 Corinthians 1:15 And in this confidence I had a mind to come to you before, that you might have a second grace:

2 Corinthians 7:6 But God, who comforteth the humble, comforted us by the coming of Titus.

2 Corinthians 8:22 And we have sent with them our brother also, whom we have often proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent: with much confidence in you,

Galatians 5:10 I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will not be of another mind: but he that troubleth you shall bear the judgment, whosoever he be.

Philemon 1:21 Trusting in thy obedience, I have written to thee: knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

Context
Reaffirm Your Love
2For if I make you sorrowful, who is he then that can make me glad, but the same who is made sorrowful by me? 3And I wrote this same to you: that I may not, when I come, have sorrow upon sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice: having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. 4For out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote to you with many tears: not that you should be made sorrowful: but that you might know the charity I have more abundantly towards you.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:21
What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call God to witness upon my soul that to spare you, I came not any more to Corinth: not because we exercise dominion over your faith: but we are helpers of your joy. For in faith you stand.

2 Corinthians 2:9
For to this end also did I write, that I may know the experiment of you, whether you be obedient in all things.

2 Corinthians 7:8
For although I made you sorrowful by my epistle, I do not repent. And if I did repent, seeing that the same epistle (although but for a time) did make you sorrowful,

2 Corinthians 7:12
Wherefore although I wrote to you, it was not for his sake that did the wrong, nor for him that suffered it: but to manifest our carefulness that we have for you

2 Corinthians 7:16
I rejoice that in all things I have confidence in you.

2 Corinthians 12:21
Lest again, when I come, God humble me among you: and I mourn many of them that sinned before and have not done penance for the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness that they have committed.

2 Corinthians 13:10
Therefore I write these things, being absent, that, being present, I may not deal more severely, according to the power which the Lord hath given me unto edification and not unto destruction.

Galatians 5:10
I have confidence in you in the Lord that you will not be of another mind: but he that troubleth you shall bear the judgment, whosoever he be.

2 Thessalonians 3:4
And we have confidence concerning you in the Lord that the things which we command, you both do and will do.

Philemon 1:21
Trusting in thy obedience, I have written to thee: knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.

Additional Translations
I wrote as I did so that on my arrival I would not be saddened by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would share my joy.

And I wrote this same thing, so that having come, I might not have grief from those of whom it behooves me to rejoice, trusting in you all, that my joy is shared by all of you.

And I wrote this same to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

And I wrote this very thing, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

And I have written this very [letter] [to you], that coming I may not have grief from those from whom I ought to have joy; trusting in you all that my joy is [that] of you all.

And I wrote this very thing, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

And I wrote this same to you, lest, coming I should have sorrow from them by whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.

And I write this to you in order that when I come I may not receive pain from those who ought to give me joy, confident as I am as to all of you that my joy is the joy of you all.

And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn't have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you.

and I wrote to you this same thing, that having come, I may not have sorrow from them of whom it behoved me to have joy, having confidence in you all, that my joy is of you all,
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