New American Standard Bible
But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again.
King James Bible
But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
Darby Bible Translation
But I have judged this with myself, not to come back to you in grief.
World English Bible
But I determined this for myself, that I would not come to you again in sorrow.
Young's Literal Translation
And I decided this to myself, not again to come in sorrow unto you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But I determined this with myself - I made up my mind on this point; I formed this resolution in regard to my course.
That I would not come again to you in heaviness - In grief (ἐνη λύπ enē lup). "I would not come, if I could avoid it, in circumstances which must have grieved both me and you. I would not come while there existed among you such irregularities as must have pained my heart, and as must have compelled me to resort to such acts of discipline as would be painful to you. I resolved, therefore, to endeavor to remove these evils before I came, that when I did come, my visit might be mutually agreeable to us both. For that reason I changed my purpose about visiting you, when I heard of those disorders, and resolved to send an epistle. If that should be successful, then the way would be open for an agreeable visit to you." This verse, therefore, contains the statement of the principal reason why he had not come to them as he had at first proposed. It was really from no fickleness, but it was from love to them, and a desire that his visit should be mutually agreeable, compare the notes, 2 Corinthians 1:23.
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35. Since these things are so, because it were too long to treat thoroughly of all that in that "Pound"  of Dictinius are set down as precedents of lying, meet to be imitated, it seemeth to me that this is the rule to which not only these, but whatever such there be, must be reduced. Namely, either what is believed to be a lie must be shown not to be such; whether it be where a truth is left untold, and yet no falsehood told; or where a true signification willeth one thing to be understood …
St. Augustine—Against Lying
On the Study of the Evidences of Christianity.
Letter cxx. To Hedibia.
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1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you desire? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love and a spirit of gentleness?
2 Corinthians 1:23
But I call God as witness to my soul, that to spare you I did not come again to Corinth.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that perhaps when I come I may find you to be not what I wish and may be found by you to be not what you wish; that perhaps there will be strife, jealousy, angry tempers, disputes, slanders, gossip, arrogance, disturbances;
2 Corinthians 12:21
I am afraid that when I come again my God may humiliate me before you, and I may mourn over many of those who have sinned in the past and not repented of the impurity, immorality and sensuality which they have practiced.
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