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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Corinthians 12:15


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    King James Bible - 2 Corinthians 12:15

    And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.

    World English Bible

    I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls. If I love you more abundantly, am I loved the less?

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Corinthians 12:15

    But I most gladly will spend and be spent myself for your souls; although loving you more, I be loved less.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

    Greek Textus Receptus


    εγω
    1473 P-1NS δε 1161 CONJ ηδιστα 2236 ADV δαπανησω 1159 5692 V-FAI-1S και 2532 CONJ εκδαπανηθησομαι 1550 5701 V-FPI-1S υπερ 5228 PREP των 3588 T-GPF ψυχων 5590 N-GPF υμων 5216 P-2GP ει 1487 COND και 2532 CONJ περισσοτερως 4056 ADV υμας 5209 P-2AP αγαπων 25 5723 V-PAP-NSM ηττον 2276 A-ASN αγαπωμαι 25 5743 V-PPI-1S

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (15) -
    :9; 1:6,14; 2:3; 7:3 Joh 10:10,11 Ga 4:10 Php 2:17 Col 1:24 1Th 2:8

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:15

    Pero yo de muy buena gana me desprender y ser totalmente desprendido por vuestras almas, aunque amndoos ms, sea amado menos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Corinthians 12:15

    Verse 15. And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you] I will continue to act as a
    loving father, who spends all he has upon his children, and expends his own strength and life in providing for them the things necessary for their preservation and comfort.

    Though the more abundantly I love you] I will even act towards you with the most affectionate tenderness, though it happen to me, as it often does to loving fathers, that their disobedient children love them less, in proportion as their love to them is increased. Does it not frequently happen that the most disobedient child in the family is that one on which the parents' tenderness is more especially placed? See the parable of the prodigal son. It is in the order of God that it should be so, else the case of every prodigal would be utterly deplorable. The shepherd feels more for the lost sheep than for the ninety-nine that have not gone astray.

    If I be asked, "Should Christian parents lay up money for their children?" I answer: It is the duty of every parent who can, to lay up what is necessary to put every child in a condition to earn its bread. If he neglect this, he undoubtedly sins against God and nature. "But should not a man lay up, besides this, a fortune for his children, if he can honestly?" I answer: Yes, if there be no poor within his reach; no good work which he can assist; no heathen region on the earth to which he can contribute to send the Gospel of Jesus; but not otherwise. God shows, in the course of his providence, that this laying up of fortunes for children is not right; for there is scarcely ever a case where money has been saved up to make the children independent and gentlemen, in which God has not cursed the blessing. It was saved from the poor, from the ignorant, from the cause of God; and the canker of his displeasure consumed this ill-saved property.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 15. And I will gladly spend , etc..] Meaning all his time, talents, and strength, which God had bestowed upon him for their spiritual profit and advantage; yea, all that small pittance of worldly goods that he enjoyed: he not only determined to take nothing from them, but was willing to communicate his little substance to them, or spend it in their service; and not only so, but be spent for them: and be spent for you , or for your souls: for the good of them; his sense is, either that he was willing to have his whole substance expended, if it would be of any use to them; or his whole strength exhausted, in laborious preaching to them; or even his life to be laid down for them, was it necessary; which sense is favoured by the Syriac and Arabic versions; all which expressed his tender affection as a spiritual father for them: adding, though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved ; though he loved them more than he did other churches, or than the false apostles loved them, and yet were loved by them less than he was by other churches; or by them, than the false apostles were; or rather the meaning is, that though he increased in his love, and in the expressions of it to them, and they grew colder and more indifferent to him, yet this should not hinder his warmest desires and most earnest endeavours after their spiritual and eternal welfare. This way of speaking strongly expresses his love to them, and tacitly implies the lukewarmness of theirs to him; and yet that it should be no discouragement to him to proceed in doing them all the service he was capable of.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 11-21 - We owe it to good
    men, to stand up in the defence of their reputation and we are under special obligations to those from whom we have received benefit, especially spiritual benefit, to own them a instruments in God's hand of good to us. Here is an account of the apostle's behaviour and kind intentions; in which see the character of a faithful minister of the gospel. This was his great aim and design to do good. Here are noticed several sins commonly found amon professors of religion. Falls and misdeeds are humbling to a minister and God sometimes takes this way to humble those who might be tempte to be lifted up. These vast verses show to what excesses the fals teachers had drawn aside their deluded followers. How grievous it is that such evils should be found among professors of the gospel! Ye thus it is, and has been too often, and it was so even in the days of the apostles __________________________________________________________________


    Greek Textus Receptus


    εγω
    1473 P-1NS δε 1161 CONJ ηδιστα 2236 ADV δαπανησω 1159 5692 V-FAI-1S και 2532 CONJ εκδαπανηθησομαι 1550 5701 V-FPI-1S υπερ 5228 PREP των 3588 T-GPF ψυχων 5590 N-GPF υμων 5216 P-2GP ει 1487 COND και 2532 CONJ περισσοτερως 4056 ADV υμας 5209 P-2AP αγαπων 25 5723 V-PAP-NSM ηττον 2276 A-ASN αγαπωμαι 25 5743 V-PPI-1S

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    15. Be spent (ekdapanhqhsomai). Only here in the New Testament. To spend utterly. Later
    Greek writers use the simple verb dapanaw to expend, of the consumption of life.

    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    12:15 {I will most gladly spend and be spent} (hedista dapanesw kai ekdapaneqesomai). Both future
    active of old verb dapanaw (#Mr 5:26) to spend money, time, energy, strength and the future passive of ekdapanaw, late compound to spend utterly, to spend out, (ek-), to spend wholly. Only here in N.T.


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