2 Corinthians 7:10
Good News Translation
For the sadness that is used by God brings a change of heart that leads to salvation--and there is no regret in that! But sadness that is merely human causes death.

Contemporary English Version
When God makes you feel sorry enough to turn to him and be saved, you don't have anything to feel bad about. But when this world makes you feel sorry, it can cause your death.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

repentance.

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 Samuel 12:13 And David said to Nathan: I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said to David: The Lord also hath taken away thy sin: thou shalt not die.

1 Kings 8:47-50 Then if they do penance in their heart, in the place of captivity, and being converted, make supplication to thee in their captivity, saying: We have sinned, we have done unjustly, we have committed wickedness: . . .

Job 33:27,28 He shall look upon men, and shall say: I have sinned, and indeed I have offended, and I have not received what I have deserved. . . .

Jeremiah 31:9 They shall come with weeping: and I will bring them back in mercy: and I will bring them through the torrents of waters in a right way, and they shall not stumble in it: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

Ezekiel 7:16 And such of them as shall flee shall escape: and they shall be in the mountains like doves of the valleys, all of them trembling, every one for his iniquity.

Ezekiel 18:27-30 And when the wicked turneth himself away from his wickedness, which he hath wrought, and doeth judgment, and justice: he shall save his soul alive. . . .

Jonah 3:8,10 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published in Ninive, from the mouth of the king and of his princes, saying: Let neither men nor beasts, oxen, nor sheep taste anything: let them not feed, nor drink water. . . .

Matthew 21:28-32 But what think you? A certain man had two sons: and coming to the first, he said: Son, go work to day in my vineyard. . . .

Matthew 26:75 And Peter remembered the word of Jesus which he had said: Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice. And going forth, he wept bitterly.

Luke 15:10 So I say to you, there shall be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance.

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up his eyes towards heaven; but struck his breast, saying: O God, be merciful to me a sinner.

Acts 3:19 Be penitent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.

Acts 11:18 Having heard these things, they held their peace and glorified God, saying: God then hath also to the Gentiles given repentance, unto life.

2 Timothy 2:25,26 With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth; . . .

the sorrow.

Genesis 4:13-15 And Cain said to the Lord: My iniquity is greater than that I may deserve pardon. . . .

Genesis 30:1 And Rachel seeing herself without children, envied her sister, and said to her husband: Give me children, otherwise I shall die.

1 Samuel 30:6 And David was greatly afflicted: for the people had a mind to stone him, for the soul of every man was bitterly grieved for his sons and daughters: but David took courage in the Lord his God.

2 Samuel 13:4 And he said to him: Why dost thou grow so lean from day to day, O son of the king? why dost thou not tell me the reason of it? And Ammon said to him: I am in love with Thamar the sister of my brother Absalom.

2 Samuel 17:23 But Achitophel seeing that his counsel was not followed, saddled his ass, and arose and went home to his house and to his city, and putting his house in order, hanged himself, and was buried in the sepulchre of his father.

1 Kings 21:4 And Achab came into his house angry and fretting, because of the word that Naboth, the Jezrahelite, had spoken to him, saying: I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers. And casting himself upon his bed, he turned away his face to the wall, and would eat no bread.

Proverbs 15:13,15 A glad heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by grief of mind the spirit is cast down. . . .

Proverbs 17:22 A joyful mind maketh age flourishing: a sorrowful spirit drieth up the bones.

Proverbs 18:14 The spirit of a man upholdeth his infirmity: but a spirit that is easily angered, who can bear?

Jonah 4:9 And when the sun was risen, the Lord commanded a hot and burning wind: and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, and he broiled with the heat: and he desired for his soul that he might die, and said: It is better for me to die than to live.

Matthew 27:4,5 Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it. . . .

Hebrews 12:17 For know ye that afterwards, when he desired to inherit the benediction, he was rejected. For he found no place of repentance, although with tears he had sought it.

Context
Paul's Joy in the Corinthians
9Now I am glad: not because you were made sorrowful, but because you were made sorrowful unto penance. For you were made sorrowful according to God, that you might suffer damage by us in nothing. 10For the sorrow that is according to God worketh penance, steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. 11For behold this selfsame thing, that you were made sorrowful according to God, how great carefulness it worketh in you: yea defence, yea indignation, yea fear, yea desire, yea zeal, yea revenge. In all things you have shewed yourselves to be undefiled in the matter.…
Cross References
Psalm 38:18
For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think for my sin.

Ecclesiastes 7:3
Anger is better than laughter: because by the sadness of the countenance the mind of the offender is corrected.

Acts 11:18
Having heard these things, they held their peace and glorified God, saying: God then hath also to the Gentiles given repentance, unto life.

2 Corinthians 7:9
Now I am glad: not because you were made sorrowful, but because you were made sorrowful unto penance. For you were made sorrowful according to God, that you might suffer damage by us in nothing.

Additional Translations
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation without regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

For grief according to God produces repentance to salvation without regret; but the world's grief produces death.

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death.

For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation, a repentance which bringeth no regret: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

For grief according to God works repentance to salvation, never to be regretted; but the grief of the world works death.

For godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation, a repentance which bringeth no regret: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

For godly sorrow worketh penitence to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, a repentance not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world finally produces death.

For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation, which brings no regret. But the sorrow of the world works death.

for the sorrow toward God reformation to salvation not to be repented of doth work, and the sorrow of the world doth work death,
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