2 Corinthians 2:5
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English Standard Version
Now if anyone has caused pain, he has caused it not to me, but in some measure—not to put it too severely—to all of you.

King James Bible
But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.

American Standard Version
But if any hath caused sorrow, he hath caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I press not too heavily) to you all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And if any one have caused grief, he hath not grieved me; but in part, that I may not burden you all.

English Revised Version
But if any hath caused sorrow, he hath caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I press not too heavily) to you all.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if any hath caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.

Weymouth New Testament
Now if any one has caused sorrow, it has been caused not so much to me, as in some degree--for I have no wish to exaggerate--to all of you.

2 Corinthians 2:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Any

Referring to the incestuous person.

Not to me

Not that Paul did not grieve over the offender; but he desires to emphasize the fact that the injury caused by the sin was not to him personally, but to the Church.

But in part, that I may not overcharge you all (ἀλλὰ ἀπὸ μέρους ἵνα μὴ ἐπιβαρῶ πάντας ὑμᾶς)

For overcharge, Rev., press too heavily, in order to bring out more distinctly the idea of the verb, laying a burden (βάρος) upon. Overcharge, however, is not incorrect, though possibly ambiguous in the light of the various uses of charge. Charge is from the Latin carrus a wagon. Compare the low Latin carricare to load a wagon, and carica a freight-ship. Hence charge is a load; compare the interchange of charge and load applied to the contents of a gun. So cargo, and caricature, which is an exaggerated or overloaded drawing. Hence expense, cost, commission, accusation, all implying a burden, either of pecuniary or of other responsibility, or of guilt. In part does not refer to Paul, as if he had said, "You have not grieved me alone and principally, but in part, since my sorrow is shared by the Church." With in part is to be construed, parenthetically, that I press not too heavily, that is, on the offender: the whole clause being intended to mitigate the charge against the offender of having wounded the whole Church. Thus you all depends upon he hath caused sorrow, not upon that I press not too heavily upon. Render, as Rev., He hath caused sorrow, not to me, but in part (that I press not too heavily) to you all.

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any.

Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bore him.

1 Corinthians 5:1-5,12,13 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles...

Galatians 5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that you will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubles you shall bear his judgment...

grieved.

Galatians 4:12 Brothers, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as you are: you have not injured me at all.

Cross References
Matthew 15:22
And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, "Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon."

1 Corinthians 5:1
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife.

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