2 Corinthians 1:15
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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.

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;

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;

Webster's Bible Translation
And in this confidence I purposed to come to you before, that ye 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--

2 Corinthians 1:15 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Before (πρότερον)

Rather, first of all. Instead of going first to the Macedonians, as he afterward decided. See 1 Corinthians 16:5.

Second benefit (δευτέραν χάριν)

Benefit is, literally, grace. Not a mere pleasurable experience through Paul's visit, but a divine bestowal of grace. Compare Romans 1:11. Second refers to his original plan to visit Corinth twice, on his way to Macedonia and on his return.

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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 you come not together to 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 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.

Cross References
Matthew 1:19
And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.

Romans 1:11
For I long to see you, 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 soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power.

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

2 Corinthians 12:14
Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.

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