2 Corinthians 2:1
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New International Version
So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you.

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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But I determined this - The apostle continues to give farther reasons why he did not visit them at the proposed time. Because of the scandals that were among them he could not see them comfortably; and therefore he determined not to see them at all till he had reason to believe that those evils were put away.

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I determined.

2 Corinthians 1:15-17 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit...

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Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brothers which dwelled in Judaea:

Acts 15:2,37 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas...

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 5:3 For I truly, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present...

Titus 3:12 When I shall send Artemas to you, or Tychicus, be diligent to come to me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

that.

2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not that you should be grieved...

2 Corinthians 1:23 Moreover I call God for a record on my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet to Corinth.

2 Corinthians 7:5-8 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fights...

2 Corinthians 12:20,21 For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found to you such as you would not...

2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness...

1 Corinthians 4:21 What will you? shall I come to you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

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The Triumphal Procession
'Thanks be unto God, which always leadeth us in triumph in Christ and maketh manifest through us the savour of His knowledge in every place.'--2 COR. ii. 14 (R.V.) I suppose most of us have some knowledge of what a Roman Triumph was, and can picture to ourselves the long procession, the victorious general in his chariot with its white horses, the laurelled soldiers, the sullen captives, with suppressed hate flashing in their sunken eyes, the wreathing clouds of incense that went up into the blue
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

"But if Ye have Bitter Envying," &C.
James iii. 14.--"But if ye have bitter envying," &c. The cunning of Satan, and the deceitfulness of our own hearts, are such that when a grosser temptation will not prevail with conscience in some measure enlightened, then they transform themselves into angels of light, and deal more subtilely with us. And there is no greater subtilty of Satan, nor no stronger self deceit, than this, to palliate and cover vices with the shadow of virtue, and to present corruptions under the similitude of graces.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Letter Xlv (Circa A. D. 1120) to a Youth Named Fulk, who Afterwards was Archdeacon of Langres
To a Youth Named Fulk, Who Afterwards Was Archdeacon of Langres He gravely warns Fulk, a Canon Regular, whom an uncle had by persuasions and promises drawn back to the world, to obey God and be faithful to Him rather than to his uncle. To the honourable young man Fulk, Brother Bernard, a sinner, wishes such joy in youth as in old age he will not regret. 1. I do not wonder at your surprise; I should wonder if you were not suprised [sic] that I should write to you, a countryman to a citizen, a monk
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
by John Bunyan, Licensed and entered according to order. London: Printed for, and sold by, R. Tookey, at his Printing House in St. Christopher's Court, in Threadneedle Street, behind the Royal Exchange, 1701. Advertisement by the Editor. Some degree of mystery hangs over these Divine Emblems for children, and many years' diligent researches have not enabled me completely to solve it. That they were written by Bunyan, there cannot be the slightest doubt. 'Manner and matter, too, are all his own.'[1]
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
1 Corinthians 4:21
What do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a rod of discipline, or shall I come in love and with a gentle spirit?

2 Corinthians 1:23
I call God as my witness--and I stake my life on it--that it was in order to spare you that I did not return to Corinth.

2 Corinthians 12:20
For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder.

2 Corinthians 12:21
I am afraid that when I come again my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual sin and debauchery in which they have indulged.

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