|New International Version (© 2011)|
Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.
King James Bible
And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;
American Standard Version
And in this confidence I was minded to come first unto you, that ye might have a second benefit;
Young's Literal Translation
and in this confidence I was purposing to come unto you before, that a second favour ye might have,
2 Corinthians 1:15 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And in this confidence - Under the conviction or persuasion that this is the case; that ye exult in us, as we do in you;
I was minded - I had purposed to come to you before, as he had intimated, 1 Corinthians 16:5; for he had intended to call on them in his way from Macedonia, but this purpose he did not fulfill; and he gives the reason, 2 Corinthians 1:23.
A second benefit - He had been with them once, and they had received an especial blessing in having the seed of life sown among them by the preaching of the Gospel; and he had purposed to visit them again that they might have a second blessing, in having that seed watered. Instead of χαριν, grace or benefit, several MSS. read χαραν joy, pleasure; but the word grace or benefit, seems to express the apostle's meaning best.
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1 Corinthians 4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
1 Corinthians 11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that you come not together to condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
Romans 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established;
Romans 15:29 And I am sure that, when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
Philippians 1:25,26 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith...
benefit. or, grace.
2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 Corinthians 1:15 Parallel CommentariesBenefit Confidence Confident Determined Double Elsewhere Entertained Favour First God's Intended Minded Planned Pleasure Previously Proof Purposed Purposing Receive Second Sure Twice Twofold Visit WantedBenefit Confidence Confident Determined Double Elsewhere Entertained Favour First God's Intended Minded Planned Pleasure Previously Proof Purposed Purposing Receive Second Sure Twice Twofold Visit WantedTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Matthew 1:19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
Romans 1:11 I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong--
Romans 15:29 I know that when I come to you, I will come in the full measure of the blessing of Christ.
1 Corinthians 4:19 But I will come to you very soon, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only how these arrogant people are talking, but what power they have.
1 Corinthians 16:7 For I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.
2 Corinthians 12:14 Now I am ready to visit you for the third time, and I will not be a burden to you, because what I want is not your possessions but you. After all, children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.