English Standard Version
For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained?
King James Bible
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
American Standard Version
For if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad but he that is made sorry by me?
For if I make you sorrowful, who is he then that can make me glad, but the same who is made sorrowful by me?
English Revised Version
For if I make you sorry, who then is he that maketh me glad, but he that is made sorry by me?
Webster's Bible Translation
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same who is made sorry by me?
Weymouth New Testament
For if I of all men give you pain, who then is there to gladden my heart, but the very persons to whom I give pain?
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
If I make, etc.
I is emphatic, implying that there are enough others who caused them trouble.
Who then is he, etc.
The thought underlying the passage, 1:24-2:3, is that the apostle's own joy is bound up with the spiritual prosperity of the Church. Compare Philippians 4:1. As the helper of their joy he would receive joy through their faith and obedience. So long as their moral condition compelled him to come, bringing rebuke and pain, they could not be a source of joy to him. If I must needs make you sorry with merited rebuke, who can give me joy save you who are thus made sorry?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
2 Corinthians 7:8
For even if I made you grieve with my letter, I do not regret it--though I did regret it, for I see that that letter grieved you, though only for a while.
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