2 Cor. 12:20 KJV (With Strong’s)

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For
gar (Greek #1063)
properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles)
KJV usage: and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.
Pronounce: gar
Origin: a primary particle
I fear
phobeo (Greek #5399)
to frighten, i.e. (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e. revere
KJV usage: be (+ sore) afraid, fear (exceedingly), reverence.
Pronounce: fob-eh'-o
Origin: from 5401
, lest
mepos (Greek #3381)
lest somehow
KJV usage: lest (by any means, by some means, haply, perhaps).
Pronounce: may'-pos
Origin: μή πως (may tis) from 3361 and 4458
, wheng I come
erchomai (Greek #2064)
middle voice of a primary verb (used only in the present and imperfect tenses, the others being supplied by a kindred (middle voice) ἐλεύθομαι (el-yoo'-thom-ahee), or (active) ἔλθω (el'-tho), which do not otherwise occur) to come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively)
KJV usage: accompany, appear, bring, come, enter, fall out, go, grow, X light, X next, pass, resort, be set.
Pronounce: er'-khom-ahee
, I shall
heurisko (Greek #2147)
εὕρω (hyoo'-ro), which (together with another cognate form) εὑρέω (hyoo-reh'-o) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: find, get, obtain, perceive, see.
Pronounce: hyoo-ris'-ko
not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
find
heurisko (Greek #2147)
εὕρω (hyoo'-ro), which (together with another cognate form) εὑρέω (hyoo-reh'-o) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: find, get, obtain, perceive, see.
Pronounce: hyoo-ris'-ko
you
humas (Greek #5209)
you (as the objective of a verb or preposition)
KJV usage: ye, you (+ -ward), your (+ own).
Pronounce: hoo-mas'
Origin: accusative case of 5210
such as
hoios (Greek #3634)
such or what sort of (as a correlation or exclamation); especially the neuter (adverbially) with negative, not so
KJV usage: so (as), such as, what (manner of), which.
Pronounce: hoy'-os
Origin: probably akin to 3588, 3739, and 3745
I would
thelo (Greek #2309)
to determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas 1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e. choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e. be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in
KJV usage: desire, be disposed (forward), intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather, (be) will (have, -ling, - ling(-ly)).
Pronounce: thel'-o
Origin: or ἐθέλω (eth-el'-o), in certain tenses θελέω (thel-eh'-o), and ἐθελέω (eth-el-eh'-o), which are otherwise obsolete apparently strengthened from the alternate form of 138
, and
kago (Greek #2504)
so also the dative case κἀμοί (kam-oy'), and accusative case κἀμέ (kam-eh') and (or also, even, etc.) I, (to) me
KJV usage: (and, even, even so, so) I (also, in like wise), both me, me also.
Pronounce: kag-o'
Origin: from 2532 and 1473
that I
kago (Greek #2504)
so also the dative case κἀμοί (kam-oy'), and accusative case κἀμέ (kam-eh') and (or also, even, etc.) I, (to) me
KJV usage: (and, even, even so, so) I (also, in like wise), both me, me also.
Pronounce: kag-o'
Origin: from 2532 and 1473
shall be found
heurisko (Greek #2147)
εὕρω (hyoo'-ro), which (together with another cognate form) εὑρέω (hyoo-reh'-o) is used for it in all the tenses except the present and imperfect to find (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: find, get, obtain, perceive, see.
Pronounce: hyoo-ris'-ko
unto you
humin (Greek #5213)
to (with or by) you
KJV usage: ye, you, your(-selves).
Pronounce: hoo-min'
Origin: irregular dative case of 5210
such as
hoios (Greek #3634)
such or what sort of (as a correlation or exclamation); especially the neuter (adverbially) with negative, not so
KJV usage: so (as), such as, what (manner of), which.
Pronounce: hoy'-os
Origin: probably akin to 3588, 3739, and 3745
ye would
thelo (Greek #2309)
to determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas 1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e. choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e. be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in
KJV usage: desire, be disposed (forward), intend, list, love, mean, please, have rather, (be) will (have, -ling, - ling(-ly)).
Pronounce: thel'-o
Origin: or ἐθέλω (eth-el'-o), in certain tenses θελέω (thel-eh'-o), and ἐθελέω (eth-el-eh'-o), which are otherwise obsolete apparently strengthened from the alternate form of 138
not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
: lest
mepos (Greek #3381)
lest somehow
KJV usage: lest (by any means, by some means, haply, perhaps).
Pronounce: may'-pos
Origin: μή πως (may tis) from 3361 and 4458
there be debates
eris (Greek #2054)
a quarrel, i.e. (by implication) wrangling
KJV usage: contention, debate, strife, variance.
Pronounce: er'-is
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, envyings
zelos (Greek #2205)
properly, heat, i.e. (figuratively) "zeal" (in a favorable sense, ardor; in an unfavorable one, jealousy, as of a husband (figuratively, of God), or an enemy, malice)
KJV usage: emulation, envy(-ing), fervent mind, indignation, jealousy, zeal.
Pronounce: dzay'-los
Origin: from 2204
, wraths
thumos (Greek #2372)
passion (as if breathing hard)
KJV usage: fierceness, indignation, wrath. Compare 5590.
Pronounce: thoo-mos'
Origin: from 2380
, strifes
eritheia (Greek #2052)
properly, intrigue, i.e. (by implication) faction
KJV usage: contention(-ious), strife.
Pronounce: er-ith-i'-ah
Origin: perhaps as the same as 2042
, backbitings
katalalia (Greek #2636)
defamation
KJV usage: backbiting, evil speaking.
Pronounce: kat-al-al-ee'-ah
Origin: from 2637
, whisperings
psithurismos (Greek #5587)
whispering, i.e. secret detraction
KJV usage: whispering.
Pronounce: psith-oo-ris-mos'
Origin: from a derivative of ψίθος (a whisper; by implication, a slander; probably akin to 5574)
, swellings
phusiosis (Greek #5450)
inflation, i.e. (figuratively) haughtiness
KJV usage: swelling.
Pronounce: foo-see'-o-sis
Origin: from 5448
, tumults
akatastasia (Greek #181)
instability, i.e. disorder
KJV usage: commotion, confusion, tumult.
Pronounce: ak-at-as-tah-see'-ah
Origin: from 182
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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I shall not.
and that.
2 Cor. 1:23‑24• 23But I call God to witness upon my soul that to spare you I have not yet come to Corinth.
24Not that we rule over your faith, but are fellow-workmen of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
(2 Cor. 1:23‑24)
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2 Cor. 2:1‑3• 1But I have judged this with myself, not to come back to you in grief.
2For if *I* grieve you, who also is it that gladdens me, if not he that is grieved through me?
3And I have written this very letter to you, that coming I may not have grief from those from whom I ought to have joy; trusting in you all that my joy is that of you all.
(2 Cor. 2:1‑3)
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2 Cor. 10:2,6,8‑9• 2but I beseech that present I may not be bold with the confidence with which I think to be daring towards some who think of us as walking according to flesh.
6and having in readiness to avenge all disobedience when your obedience shall have been fulfilled.
8For and if I should boast even somewhat more abundantly of our authority, which the Lord has given to us for building up and not for your overthrowing, I shall not be put to shame;
9that I may not seem as if I was frightening you by letters:
(2 Cor. 10:2,6,8‑9)
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2 Cor. 13:2,10• 2I have declared beforehand, and I say beforehand as present the second time, and now absent, to those that have sinned before, and to all the rest, that if I come again I will not spare.
10On this account I write these things being absent, that being present I may not use severity according to the authority which the Lord has given me for building up, and not for overthrowing.
(2 Cor. 13:2,10)
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1 Cor. 4:18‑21• 18But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to you;
19but I will come quickly to you, if the Lord will; and I will know, not the word of those that are puffed up, but the power.
20For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
21What will ye? that I come to you with a rod; or in love, and in a spirit of meekness?
(1 Cor. 4:18‑21)
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1 Cor. 5:3‑5• 3For *I*, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged as present,
4to deliver, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (ye and my spirit being gathered together, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ), him that has so wrought this:
5to deliver him, I say, being such, to Satan for destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
(1 Cor. 5:3‑5)
debates.
1 Cor. 1:11• 11For it has been shewn to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of the house of Chloe, that there are strifes among you. (1 Cor. 1:11)
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1 Cor. 3:3‑4• 3for ye are yet carnal. For whereas there are among you emulation and strife, are ye not carnal, and walk according to man?
4For when one says, *I* am of Paul, and another, *I* of Apollos, are ye not men?
(1 Cor. 3:3‑4)
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1 Cor. 4:6‑8,18• 6Now these things, brethren, I have transferred, in their application, to myself and Apollos, for your sakes, that ye may learn in us the lesson of not letting your thoughts go above what is written, that ye may not be puffed up one for such a one against another.
7For who makes thee to differ? and what hast thou which thou hast not received? but if also thou hast received, why boastest thou as not receiving?
8Already ye are filled; already ye have been enriched; ye have reigned without us; and I would that ye reigned, that *we* also might reign with you.
18But some have been puffed up, as if I were not coming to you;
(1 Cor. 4:6‑8,18)
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1 Cor. 6:7‑8• 7Already indeed then it is altogether a fault in you that ye have suits between yourselves. Why do ye not rather suffer wrong? why are ye not rather defrauded?
8But *ye* do wrong, and defraud, and this your brethren.
(1 Cor. 6:7‑8)
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1 Cor. 11:16‑19• 16But if any one think to be contentious, *we* have no such custom, nor the assemblies of God.
17But in prescribing to you on this which I now enter on, I do not praise, namely, that ye come together, not for the better, but for the worse.
18For first, when ye come together in assembly, I hear there exist divisions among you, and I partly give credit to it.
19For there must also be sects among you, that the approved may become manifest among you.
(1 Cor. 11:16‑19)
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1 Cor. 14:36‑37• 36Did the word of God go out from you, or did it come to you only?
37If any one thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him recognise the things that I write to you, that it is the Lord's commandment.
(1 Cor. 14:36‑37)
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Gal. 5:15,19‑21• 15but if ye bite and devour one another, see that ye are not consumed one of another.
19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,
20idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, disputes, schools of opinion,
21envyings, murders, drunkennesses, revels, and things like these; as to which I tell you beforehand, even as I also have said before, that they who do such things shall not inherit God's kingdom.
(Gal. 5:15,19‑21)
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Gal. 5:26• 26Let us not become vain-glorious, provoking one another, envying one another. (Gal. 5:26)
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Eph. 4:31‑32• 31Let all bitterness, and heat of passion, and wrath, and clamour, and injurious language, be removed from you, with all malice;
32and be to one another kind, compassionate, forgiving one another, so as God also in Christ has forgiven you.
(Eph. 4:31‑32)
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James 3:14‑16• 14but if ye have bitter emulation and strife in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
15This is not the wisdom which comes down from above, but earthly, natural, devilish.
16For where emulation and strife are, there is disorder and every evil thing.
(James 3:14‑16)
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James 4:1‑5• 1Whence come wars and whence fightings among you? Is it not thence,--from your pleasures, which war in your members?
2Ye lust and have not: ye kill and are full of envy, and cannot obtain; ye fight and war; ye have not because ye ask not.
3Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask evilly, that ye may consume it in your pleasures.
4Adulteresses, know ye not that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore is minded to be the friend of the world is constituted enemy of God.
5Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously?
(James 4:1‑5)
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1 Peter 2:1• 1Laying aside therefore all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envyings and all evil speakings, (1 Peter 2:1)
whisperings.
swellings.
 It was the dread of their state and its consequences for themselves and to his own heart which had hindered his going when he had intended; and the delay had exposed him to evil tongues long since. (Notes on 2 Corinthians 12:19-21 by W. Kelly)
 And he still feared that the work of restoring grace meanwhile was not so complete, but that much which was amiss remained feebly if at all judged in many. For rather would he come in love and a spirit of meekness, than with a rod which their condition might demand....It is a long list of sad evils; but how soon these might characterize true believers, where there is a party or parties to take up and spread and give effect to the word of leaders! (Notes on 2 Corinthians 12:19-21 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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For I fear lest perhaps coming I find you not such as I wish, and that *I* be found by you such as ye do not wish: lest there might be strifes, jealousies, angers, contentions, evil speakings, whisperings, puffings up, disturbances;

W. Kelly Translation

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For I fear lest by any means on coming I find you not such as I wish, lest by any means [there be] strife, jealousy, wraths, feuds, slanderings, whisperings, swellings, confusions1;

WK Translation Notes

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strife: There is the highest, though not the largest, authority for the singular form, which seems to have been assimilated to the words following. (Notes on 2 Cor., p.234)