New American Standard Bible
For if I cause you sorrow, who then makes me glad but the one whom I made sorrowful?
King James Bible
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
Darby Bible Translation
For if I grieve you, who also is it that gladdens me, if not he that is grieved through me?
World English Bible
For if I make you sorry, then who will make me glad but he who is made sorry by me?
Young's Literal Translation
for if I make you sorry, then who is he who is making me glad, except he who is made sorry by me?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For if I make you sorry - "If when I should come among you, I should be called on to inflict sorrow by punishing your offending brethren by an act of severe discipline as soon as I came, who would there be to give me comfort but those very persons whom I had affected with grief? How little prepared would they be to make me happy, and to comfort me, amidst the deep sorrow which I should have caused by an act of severe discipline. After such an act - an act that would spread sorrow through the whole church, how could I expect that comfort which I should desire to find among you. The whole church would be affected with grief; and though I might be sustained by the sound part of the church, yet my visit would be attended with painful circumstances. I resolved, therefore, to remove all cause of difficulty, if possible, before I came, that my visit might be pleasant to us all." The idea is, that there was such a sympathy between him and them; that he was so attached to them, that he could not expect to be happy unless they were happy; that though he might be conscious he was only discharging a duty, and that God would sustain him in it, yet that it would mar the pleasure of his visit, and destroy all his anticipated happiness by the general grief.
LibrarySince These Things are So, Because it were Too Long to Treat Thoroughly Of...
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.
And for Your Fearlessness against them Hold this Sure Sign -- Whenever There Is...
But when the young man heard this statement, he went away grieving; for he was one who owned much property.
2 Corinthians 7:8
For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it-- for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while--
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