2 Corinthians 2:7

So that on the contrary (wste tounantion). The natural result expressed by wste and the infinitive. Tounantion is by crasis for to enantion and accusative of general reference. Rather (mallon). Absent in some MSS. Lest by any means (mh pw). Negative purpose. Swallowed up (katapoqh). First aorist passive subjunctive of katapinw, to drink down ( 1 Corinthians 15:54 ). With his overmuch sorrow (th perissoterai luph). Instrumental case, "by the more abundant sorrow" (comparative of adjective perisso).