2 Corinthians 7:9
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English Standard Version
As it is, I rejoice, not because you were grieved, but because you were grieved into repenting. For you felt a godly grief, so that you suffered no loss through us.

King James Bible
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

American Standard Version
I now rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye were made sorry unto repentance; for ye were made sorry after a godly sort, that ye might suffer loss by us in nothing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now I am glad: not because you were made sorrowful; but because you were made sorrowful unto penance. For you were made sorrowful according to God, that you might suffer damage by us in nothing.

English Revised Version
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye were made sorry unto repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly sort, that ye might suffer loss by us in nothing.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.

Weymouth New Testament
Now I rejoice, not in your grief, but because the grief led to repentance; for you sorrowed with a godly sorrow, which prevented you from receiving injury from us in any respect.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Repentance (μετάνοιαν)

See on the kindred verb repent, Matthew 3:2, and compare note on Matthew 21:29. Repentance is different from regret of 2 Corinthians 7:8, indicating a moral change, as is shown by the next clause.

Ye might receive damage (ζημιωθῆτε)

Rev., might suffer loss. See on Matthew 16:26; see on Luke 9:25. This somewhat obscure sentence means that the salutary moral results of the apostle's letter compensated for the sorrow which it caused. The epistle which won them to repentance was no damage to them.

2 Corinthians 7:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I rejoice. See on ver.

2 Corinthians 7:6,7,10 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus...

Ecclesiastes 7:3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

Jeremiah 31:18-20 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke...

Zechariah 12:10 And I will pour on the house of David, and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications...

Luke 15:7,10,17-24,32 I say to you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repents, more than over ninety and nine just persons...

Acts 20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

after a godly manner. or, according to God.

2 Corinthians 7:10,11 For godly sorrow works repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world works death...

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom...

*Gr:

that ye.

2 Corinthians 2:16 To the one we are the smell of death to death; and to the other the smell of life to life. And who is sufficient for these things?

2 Corinthians 10:8-10 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord has given us for edification, and not for your destruction...

2 Corinthians 13:8-10 For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth...

Isaiah 6:9-11 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not...

Cross References
Psalm 38:18
I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.

Matthew 3:8
Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.

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 7:10
For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

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