New American Standard Bible
Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, since I know that you will do even more than what I say.
King James Bible
Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
Darby Bible Translation
Being confident of thine obedience, I have written to thee, knowing that thou wilt do even more than I say.
World English Bible
Having confidence in your obedience, I write to you, knowing that you will do even beyond what I say.
Young's Literal Translation
having been confident in thy obedience I did write to thee, having known that also above what I may say thou wilt do;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Having confidence in thy obedience - That you would comply with all my expressed desires.
I wrote unto thee - "I have written to you;" to wit, in this Epistle.
Knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say - In all the respects which he had mentioned - in receiving Onesimus, and in his kind treatment of him. He had asked a great favor of him, but he knew that he would go even beyond what he had asked.
and are confident that you yourself are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness,
2 Corinthians 2:3
This is the very thing I wrote you, so that when I came, I would not have sorrow from those who ought to make me rejoice; having confidence in you all that my joy would be the joy of you all.
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