New International Version
Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.
King James Bible
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
Darby Bible Translation
Receive us: we have injured no one, we have ruined no one, we have made gain of no one.
World English Bible
Open your hearts to us. We wronged no one. We corrupted no one. We took advantage of no one.
Young's Literal Translation
receive us; no one did we wrong; no one did we waste; no one did we defraud;
2 Corinthians 7:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Receive us - Χωρησατε ἡμας. This address is variously understood. Receive us into your affections - love us as we love you. Receive us as your apostles and teachers; we have given you full proof that God hath both sent and owned us. Receive, comprehend, what we now say to you, and carefully mark it.
We have wronged no man - We have never acted contrary to the strictest justice.
We have corrupted no man - With any false doctrine or pernicious opinion.
We have defrauded no man - Of any part of his property. But what have your false teachers done? They have beguiled you from the simplicity of the truth, and thus corrupted your minds. 2 Corinthians 11:3. They have brought you into bondage; they have taken of you; devoured you; exalted themselves against you, and ye have patiently suffered all this. 2 Corinthians 11:20. It is plain that he refers here to the false apostle or teacher which they had among them.
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we have wronged.
LibraryHope and Holiness
Having therefore these promises . . . let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.'--2 COR. vii. 1. It is often made a charge against professing Christians that their religion has very little to do with common morality. The taunt has sharpened multitudes of gibes and been echoed in all sorts of tones: it is very often too true and perfectly just, but if ever it is, let it be distinctly understood that it is not so because of Christian …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Power of Sorrow.
A Glorious vision.
2 Corinthians 6:12
We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us.
2 Corinthians 12:15
So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?
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