New International Version
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;
Darby Bible Translation
And with this confidence I purposed to come to you previously, that ye might have a second 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,
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CommentaryClarke'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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benefit. or, grace.
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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.
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong--
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.
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