3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.

Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 2:3

King James Version

3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

English Standard Version

3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling,

The Message

3 I was unsure of how to go about this, and felt totally inadequate - I was scared to death, if you want the truth of it -

New King James Version

3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.

New Living Translation

3 I came to you in weakness-timid and trembling.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:3

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

(Read 1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

Christ, in his person, and offices, and sufferings, is the sum and substance of the gospel, and ought to be the great subject of a gospel minister's preaching, but not so as to leave out other parts of God's revealed truth and will. Paul preached the whole counsel of God. Few know the fear and trembling of faithful ministers, from a deep sense of their own weakness They know how insufficient they are, and are fearful for themselves. When nothing but Christ crucified is plainly preached, the success must be entirely from Divine power accompanying the word, and thus men are brought to believe, to the salvation of their souls.