2 Corinthians 1:15
New International Version
Because I was confident of this, I wanted to visit you first so that you might benefit twice.

New Living Translation
Since I was so sure of your understanding and trust, I wanted to give you a double blessing by visiting you twice—

English Standard Version
Because I was sure of this, I wanted to come to you first, so that you might have a second experience of grace.

Berean Study Bible
Confident of this, I planned to visit you first, so that you might receive a double blessing.

Berean Literal Bible
And with this confidence I was planning to come to you previously, so that you might have a second blessing of grace,

King James Bible
And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit;

New King James Version
And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit—

New American Standard Bible
In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might twice receive a blessing;

NASB 1995
In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might twice receive a blessing;

NASB 1977
And in this confidence I intended at first to come to you, that you might twice receive a blessing;

Amplified Bible
It was with this confidence that I planned at first to visit you, so that you might receive twice a token of grace;

Christian Standard Bible
Because of this confidence, I planned to come to you first, so that you could have a second benefit,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I planned with this confidence to come to you first, so you could have a double benefit,

American Standard Version
And in this confidence I was minded to come first unto you, that ye might have a second benefit;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
With this trust I was willing from the first to come to you that you might receive double grace.

Contemporary English Version
I was so sure of your pride in us that I had planned to visit you first of all. In this way you would have the blessing of two visits from me--

Douay-Rheims Bible
And in this confidence I had a mind to come to you before, that you might have a second grace:

English Revised Version
And in this confidence I was minded to come before unto you, that ye might have a second benefit;

Good News Translation
I was so sure of all this that I made plans at first to visit you, in order that you might be blessed twice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Confident of this, I had previously wanted to visit you so that you could benefit twice.

International Standard Version
Because I was confident, I planned to come to you first so you might receive a double blessing.

Literal Standard Version
and in this confidence I was intending to come to you before, that you might have a second favor,

NET Bible
And with this confidence I intended to come to you first so that you would get a second opportunity to see us,

New Heart English Bible
In this confidence, I was determined to come first to you, that you might have a second benefit;

Weymouth New Testament
It was because I entertained this confidence that I intended to visit you before going elsewhere--so that you might receive a twofold proof of God's favour--

World English Bible
In this confidence, I was determined to come first to you, that you 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Change of Plans
14as you have already understood us in part, so that you may boast of us just as we will boast of you in the day of our Lord Jesus. 15 Confident of this, I planned to visit you first, so that you might receive a double blessing. 16I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia, and to return to you from Macedonia, and then to have you help me on my way to Judea.…

Cross References
Matthew 1:19
Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and was unwilling to disgrace her publicly, he resolved to divorce her quietly.

Romans 1:11
For I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you,

Romans 15:29
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:19
But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord is willing, and then I will find out not only what these arrogant people are saying, but what power they have.

1 Corinthians 16:7
For I do not want to see you now only in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits.

2 Corinthians 12:14
See, I am ready to come to you a third time, and I will not be a burden, because I am not seeking your possessions, but you. For children should not have to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.


Treasury of Scripture

And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit;

in.

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 ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

that.

Romans 1:11
For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;

Romans 15:29
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness 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.

2 Corinthians 6:1
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.









(15) And in this confidence.--What has been said hitherto paves the way for the explanation of his apparent change of purpose which he is anxious to give, though he will not formally plead at the bar of the tribunal of those who accused or suspected him. It was because he trusted that they would judge him rightly that he had done that which had led some to judge him wrongly. His plan had been at first to go straight by sea from Ephesus to Corinth, then to pass on to Macedonia, thence to return to Corinth, and thence set sail for Jerusalem. When he wrote 1Corinthians 16:5-6, he had already modified his plan by deciding to go to Macedonia first. His original scheme had shown his wish to see as much of the Corinthians as possible. They were to have two visits ("a second favour"), and not one only. Had he shown less regard, he asks, in the change with which he had been taunted?

Verses 15-22. - His change of purpose in visiting Corinth. Verse 15. - In this confidence. In reliance on the mutual respect and affection which exists between us. I was minded. The stress is partly on the tense: "my original desire was." When speaking of matters purely personal, St. Paul generally reverts to the first person. To come unto you before. I meant to visit you, first on my way to Macedonia, and again on my return from Macedonia, as explained in the next verse. A second benefit; rather, a second grace. There is another reading, χαρὰν, joy, and the word χάρις itself sometimes has this sense (as in Tobit 7:18), but not in the New Testament. Here, again, there is no boastfulness. St. Paul, filled as he was with the power of the Holy Spirit, was able to impart to his converts some spiritual gifts (Romans 1:11), and this was the chief reason why his visits were so eagerly desired, and why his change of plan had caused such bitter disappointment to the Corinthians. The importance of the Church of Corinth, its central position, and its unsettled state made it desirable that he should give them as much as possible of his personal supervision.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Confident
πεποιθήσει (pepoithēsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 4006: Confidence, trust, reliance. From the perfect of the alternate of pascho; reliance.

of this,
ταύτῃ (tautē)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

I planned
ἐβουλόμην (eboulomēn)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Singular
Strong's 1014: To will, intend, desire, wish. Middle voice of a primary verb; to 'will, ' i.e. be willing.

to visit
ἐλθεῖν (elthein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's 2064: To come, go.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

first,
πρότερον (proteron)
Adverb - Comparative
Strong's 4386: Formerly, before. Neuter of proteros as adverb; previously.

so that
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you might receive
σχῆτε (schēte)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 2192: To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

a double
δευτέραν (deuteran)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1208: Second; with the article: in the second place, for the second time. As the compare of duo; second.

blessing.
χάριν (charin)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 5485: From chairo; graciousness, of manner or act.


Jump to Previous
Benefit Confidence Confident Determined Double Elsewhere Entertained Favour First God's Intended Minded Planned Pleasure Previously Proof Purposed Purposing Receive Second Sure Twice Twofold Visit Wanted
Jump to Next
Benefit Confidence Confident Determined Double Elsewhere Entertained Favour First God's Intended Minded Planned Pleasure Previously Proof Purposed Purposing Receive Second Sure Twice Twofold Visit Wanted
Links
2 Corinthians 1:15 NIV
2 Corinthians 1:15 NLT
2 Corinthians 1:15 ESV
2 Corinthians 1:15 NASB
2 Corinthians 1:15 KJV

2 Corinthians 1:15 BibleApps.com
2 Corinthians 1:15 Biblia Paralela
2 Corinthians 1:15 Chinese Bible
2 Corinthians 1:15 French Bible
2 Corinthians 1:15 Clyx Quotations

NT Letters: 2 Corinthians 1:15 In this confidence I was determined (2 Cor. 2C iiC 2Cor ii cor iicor)
2 Corinthians 1:14
Top of Page
Top of Page