Philippians 2:27
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English Standard Version
Indeed he was ill, near to death. But God had mercy on him, and not only on him but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

King James Bible
For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

American Standard Version
for indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For indeed he was sick, nigh unto death; but God had mercy on him; and not only on him, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

English Revised Version
for indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, that I might not have sorrow upon sorrow.

Webster's Bible Translation
For indeed he was sick nigh to death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Weymouth New Testament
For it is true that he has been ill, and was apparently at the point of death; but God had pity on him, and not only on him, but also on me, to save me from having sorrow upon sorrow.

Philippians 2:27 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Sorrow upon sorrow (λύπην ἐπὶ λύπην)

The accusative implies motion. Sorrow coming upon sorrow, as wave after wave.

Philippians 2:27 Parallel Commentaries

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nigh.

Philippians 2:30 Because for the work of Christ he was near to death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

2 Kings 20:1 In those days was Hezekiah sick to death. And the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz came to him, and said to him, Thus said the LORD...

Psalm 107:18 Their soul abhors all manner of meat; and they draw near to the gates of death.

Ecclesiastes 9:1,2 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works...

John 11:3,4 Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick...

Acts 9:37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

but God.

Job 5:19 He shall deliver you in six troubles: yes, in seven there shall no evil touch you.

Psalm 30:1-3,10,11 I will extol you, O LORD; for you have lifted me up, and have not made my foes to rejoice over me...

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 103:3,4 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases...

Psalm 107:19-22 Then they cry to the LORD in their trouble, and he saves them out of their distresses...

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption...

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you...

Acts 9:39-41 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping...

but on.

Isaiah 27:8 In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

Jeremiah 8:18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Jeremiah 10:24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.

Jeremiah 45:3 You did say, Woe is me now! for the LORD has added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.

Habakkuk 3:2 O LORD, I have heard your speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive your work in the middle of the years...

1 Corinthians 10:13 There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful...

2 Corinthians 2:7 So that contrariwise you ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him...

Cross References
Philippians 2:26
for he has been longing for you all and has been distressed because you heard that he was ill.

Philippians 2:28
I am the more eager to send him, therefore, that you may rejoice at seeing him again, and that I may be less anxious.

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