Philippians 2:27
Good News Translation
Indeed he was sick and almost died. But God had pity on him, and not only on him but on me, too, and spared me an even greater sorrow.

Contemporary English Version
In fact, he was very sick and almost died. But God was kind to him, and also to me, and he kept me from being burdened down with sorrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For indeed he was sick, nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him. And not only on him, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

New American Bible
He was indeed ill, close to death; but God had mercy on him, not just on him but also on me, so that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

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For indeed he was sick, nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him. And not only on him, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

nigh.

Philippians 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he came to the point of death: delivering his life, that he might fulfil that which on your part was wanting towards my service.

2 Kings 20:1 In those days Ezechias was sick unto death: and Isaias, the son of Amos, the prophet, came and said to him: Thus saith the Lord God: Give charge concerning thy house, for thou shalt die, and not llve.

Psalm 107:18 Their soul abhorred all manner of meat: and they drew nigh even to the gates of death.

Ecclesiastes 9:1,2 All these things have I considered in my heart, that I might carefully understand them: there are just men and wise men, and their works are in the hand of God: and yet man knoweth not whether he be worthy of love, or hatred: . . .

John 11:3,4 His sisters therefore sent to him, saying: Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. . . .

Acts 9:37 And it came to pass in those days that she was sick and died. Whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

but God.

Job 5:19 In six troubles he shall deliver thee, and in the seventh, evil shall not touch thee.

Psalm 30:1-3,10,11 A psalm of a canticle, at the dedication of David's house. [2] I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast upheld me: and hast not made my enemies to rejoice over me. . . .

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will the Lord deliver them.

Psalm 103:3,4 Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases. . . .

Psalm 107:19-22 And they cried to the Lord in their affliction: and he delivered them out of their distresses. . . .

Isaiah 38:17 Behold in peace is my bitterness most bitter: but thou hast delivered my soul that it should not perish, thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Isaiah 43:2 When thou shalt pass through the waters, I will be with thee, and the rivers shall not cover thee: when thou shalt walk in the fire, thou shalt not be burnt, and the flames shall not burn in thee:

Acts 9:39-41 And Peter rising up went with them. And when he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber. And all the widows stood about him, weeping and shewing him the coats and garments which Dorcas made them. . . .

but on.

Isaiah 27:8 In measure against measure, when it shall be cast off, thou shalt judge it. He hath meditated with his severe spirit in the day of heat.

Jeremiah 8:18 My sorrow is above sorrow, my heart mourneth within me.

Jeremiah 10:24 Correct me, O Lord, but yet with judgment: and not in thy fury, lest thou bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 45:3 Thou hast said: Woe is me, wretch that I am, for the Lord hath added sorrow to my sorrow: I am wearied with my groans, and I find no rest.

Habakkuk 3:2 O Lord, I have heard thy hearing, and was afraid. O Lord, thy work, in the midst of the years bring it to life: In the midst of the years thou shalt make it known: when thou art angry, thou wilt remember mercy.

1 Corinthians 10:13 Let no temptation take hold on you, but such as is human. And God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able: but will make also with temptation issue, that you may be able to bear it.

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that on the contrary, you should rather forgive him and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

Context
Epaphroditus Commended
26For indeed he longed after you all: and was sad, for that you had heard that he was sick. 27For indeed he was sick, nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him. And not only on him, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow. 28Therefore, I sent him the more speedily: that seeing him again, you may rejoice, and I may be without sorrow.…
Cross References
Philippians 2:26
For indeed he longed after you all: and was sad, for that you had heard that he was sick.

Philippians 2:28
Therefore, I sent him the more speedily: that seeing him again, you may rejoice, and I may be without sorrow.

Additional Translations
He was sick indeed, nearly unto death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but also on me, to spare me sorrow upon sorrow.

And indeed he was sick, nearly unto death. But God had mercy on him, and not on him alone but also on me, that I should not have sorrow upon sorrow.

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 on sorrow.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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