2 Corinthians 7:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Corinthians 7:2, NIV: Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have exploited no one.

2 Corinthians 7:2, ESV: Make room in your hearts for us. We have wronged no one, we have corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one.

2 Corinthians 7:2, KJV: Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

2 Corinthians 7:2, NASB: Make room for us in your hearts; we have wronged no one, we corrupted no one, we have taken advantage of no one.

2 Corinthians 7:2, NLT: Please open your hearts to us. We have not done wrong to anyone, nor led anyone astray, nor taken advantage of anyone.

2 Corinthians 7:2, CSB: Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one, corrupted no one, taken advantage of no one.

What does 2 Corinthians 7:2 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

This passage returns to Paul's plea, made in the previous chapter, that the Corinthians widen or open their hearts to him and his fellow workers again (2 Corinthians 6:13). He understands they have lost the affection they once had for him. This may have been because of his previous rebukes of their wrong belief or behavior. Or it may have been because of the false teachers among them who had been attacking Paul's character and accusing him of being a false apostle.

Paul insists one more time that he and his co-workers for the gospel are innocent of any wrongdoing. They have acted only with integrity. They haven't wronged, corrupted, or taken advantage of anyone. These declarations from Paul may show what kinds of accusations were being made against him. Perhaps some were saying he was secretly working only for his own personal gain. He has shown this is simply untrue and now declares it again.