2 Corinthians 2:4
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English Standard Version
For I wrote to you out of much affliction and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to cause you pain but to let you know the abundant love that I have for you.

King James Bible
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

American Standard Version
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love that I have more abundantly unto you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For 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.

English Revised Version
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.

Webster's Bible Translation
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly to you.

Weymouth New Testament
For with many tears I write to you, and in deep suffering and depression of spirit, not in order to grieve you, but in the hope of showing you how brimful my heart is with love for you.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Anguish (συνοχῆς)

Only here and Luke 21:25. Lit., a holding together, constraining, or compressing. See on taken, Luke 4:38. So anguish, from the Latin, angere to choke: anger, which, in earlier English, means affiction, mental torture: anxious: the Latin anguis a snake, marking the serpent by his throttling. In Sanscrit, anhas, from the same root, was the name for sin, the throttler. It reappears obscurely in our medical term quinsy, which was originally quinancy, Greek κυνάγκη dog-throttling, med., cynanche.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

out.

Leviticus 19:17,18 You shall not hate your brother in your heart: you shall in any wise rebuke your neighbor, and not suffer sin on him...

Psalm 119:136 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

Proverbs 27:5,6 Open rebuke is better than secret love...

Jeremiah 13:15-17 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken...

Luke 19:41-44 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...

Romans 9:2,3 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart...

Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

not.

2 Corinthians 7:8,9,12 For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I did repent: for I perceive that the same letter has made you sorry...

2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

that you might.

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband...

Cross References
2 Corinthians 2:9
For this is why I wrote, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in everything.

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.

2 Corinthians 7:12
So although I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of the one who did the wrong, nor for the sake of the one who suffered the wrong, but in order that your earnestness for us might be revealed to you in the sight of God.

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