2 Corinthians 1:23
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English Standard Version
But I call God to witness against me—it was to spare you that I refrained from coming again to Corinth.

King James Bible
Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.

American Standard Version
But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I forbare to come unto Corinth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I call God to witness upon my soul, that to spare you, I came not any more to Corinth:

English Revised Version
But I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I forbare to come unto Corinth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, I call God for a witness upon my soul, that to spare you I have not as yet come to Corinth.

Weymouth New Testament
But as for me, as my soul shall answer for it, I appeal to God as my witness, that it was to spare you pain that I gave up my visit to Corinth.

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Vincent's Word Studies

I call God for a record (τὸν Θεὸν ἐπικαλοῦμαι)

Rev., better, witness. A common classical idiom. Compare Plato: "Next will follow the choir of young men under the age of thirty, who will call upon the god Paean to testify to the truth of these words" ("Laws," 664). Homer: "For the gods will be the best witnesses" ("Iliad," xxii., 254). Compare Romans 1:9; Galatians 1:20; Philippians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:5, 1 Thessalonians 2:10; Genesis 31:50, Sept. This particular form of expression occurs nowhere else in the New Testament. The verb is often translated appeal, as Acts 25:11, Acts 25:12. Also to call upon, in the sense of supplication, Romans 10:12, Romans 10:13, Romans 10:14; 1 Corinthians 1:2.

2 Corinthians 1:23 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I call.

2 Corinthians 1:18 But as God is true, our word toward you was not yes and no.

2 Corinthians 11:11,31 Why? because I love you not? God knows...

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son...

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

Galatians 1:20 Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not.

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

1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:

that.

2 Corinthians 2:1-3:18 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness...

2 Corinthians 10:2,6-11 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, with which I think to be bold against some...

2 Corinthians 12:20 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

2 Corinthians 13:2,10 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time...

1 Corinthians 4:21 What will you? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

1 Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

1 Timothy 1:20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered to Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Cross References
Acts 18:1
After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.

Acts 18:8
Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.

Romans 1:9
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I mention you

1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:

2 Corinthians 2:1
For I made up my mind not to make another painful visit to you.

2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote as I did, so that when I came I might not suffer pain from those who should have made me rejoice, for I felt sure of all of you, that my joy would be the joy of you all.

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