New Living Translation
My purpose, then, was not to write about who did the wrong or who was wronged. I wrote to you so that in the sight of God you could see for yourselves how loyal you are to us.
King James Bible
Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
Darby Bible Translation
So then, if also I wrote to you, it was not for the sake of him that injured, nor for the sake of him that was injured, but for the sake of our diligent zeal for you being manifested to you before God.
World English Bible
So although I wrote to you, I wrote not for his cause that did the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered the wrong, but that your earnest care for us might be revealed in you in the sight of God.
Young's Literal Translation
If, then, I also wrote to you -- not for his cause who did wrong, nor for his cause who did suffer wrong, but for our diligence in your behalf being manifested unto you before God --
2 Corinthians 7:12 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:12 It was not only, or chiefly, for the sake of the incestuous person, or of his father; but to show my care over you.
LibraryBrief Memoir of Thomas Watson
Compiled by C. H. Spurgeon Thomas Watson's Body of Practical Divinity is one of the most precious of the peerless works of the Puritans; and those best acquainted with it prize it most. Watson was one of the most concise, racy, illustrative, and suggestive of those eminent divines who made the Puritan age the Augustan period of evangelical literature. There is a happy union of sound doctrine, heart-searching experience and practical wisdom throughout all his works, and his Body of Divinity is, beyond …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
Exalting the Cross
1 Corinthians 5:1
I can hardly believe the report about the sexual immorality going on among you--something that even pagans don't do. I am told that a man in your church is living in sin with his stepmother.
2 Corinthians 2:3
That is why I wrote to you as I did, so that when I do come, I won't be grieved by the very ones who ought to give me the greatest joy. Surely you all know that my joy comes from your being joyful.
2 Corinthians 2:4
I wrote that letter in great anguish, with a troubled heart and many tears. I didn't want to grieve you, but I wanted to let you know how much love I have for you.
2 Corinthians 2:9
I wrote to you as I did to test you and see if you would fully comply with my instructions.
2 Corinthians 7:8
I am not sorry that I sent that severe letter to you, though I was sorry at first, for I know it was painful to you for a little while.
Jump to PreviousAccount Although Appear Behalf Care Cause Chiefly Clear Devoted Earnest Earnestness Eyes Feeling Injured Justice Letter Manifest Offended Offender Order Party Punish Rather Revealed Secure Sight Suffered True. Wherefore Wrong Wrote
Jump to NextAccount Although Appear Behalf Care Cause Chiefly Clear Devoted Earnest Earnestness Eyes Feeling Injured Justice Letter Manifest Offended Offender Order Party Punish Rather Revealed Secure Sight Suffered True. Wherefore Wrong Wrote
Links2 Corinthians 7:12 NIV
2 Corinthians 7:12 NLT
2 Corinthians 7:12 ESV
2 Corinthians 7:12 NASB
2 Corinthians 7:12 KJV
2 Corinthians 7:12 Bible Apps
2 Corinthians 7:12 Biblia Paralela
2 Corinthians 7:12 Chinese Bible
2 Corinthians 7:12 French Bible
2 Corinthians 7:12 German Bible
2 Corinthians 7:12 Commentaries