The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible2 Corinthians 2:2
For if I make you sorry…
That is, should he come among
them, and be the means of fresh grief and sorrow:
who is he then that maketh me glad?
such was his love and affection
for them, and sympathy with them, that should they be grieved, he
should grieve also; they were the only persons he could take any
delight in at Corinth; wherefore should they be in heaviness, he
would be so too, and then what pleasure would he have in being among
them? since not a man of them would be in a condition and capacity
to make him cheerful:
but the same which is made sorry by me.
The Ethiopic version without
any authority reads this clause, "except he whom I have made glad";
but the apostle is to be understood either of some particular man,
the incestuous person, who had been made sorry, by that awful
punishment of being delivered up to Satan, inflicted on him; or else
the singular number being put for the plural collectively, is to be
understood of all the members of the church at Corinth, who had been
greatly grieved by the sharp reproofs he had given them; and
therefore unless this trouble was removed, he could not expect to
have much comfort and pleasure with them.