2 Corinthians 2:9
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New International Version
Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything.

King James Bible
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.

Darby Bible Translation
For to this end also I have written, that I might know, by putting you to the test, if as to everything ye are obedient.

World English Bible
For to this end I also wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether you are obedient in all things.

Young's Literal Translation
for, for this also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether in regard to all things ye are obedient.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For to this end also did I write - Εγραψα, I have written this also, the advices and commands which I now give you, that I might know whether ye be obedient in all things.

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that.

2 Corinthians 7:12-15 Why, though I wrote to you, I did it not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong...

2 Corinthians 8:24 Why show you to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.

Exodus 16:4 Then said the LORD to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you...

Deuteronomy 8:2,16 And you shall remember all the way which the LORD your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you...

Deuteronomy 13:3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proves you...

Philippians 2:22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel.

whether.

2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembers the obedience of you all...

2 Corinthians 10:6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence...

2 Thessalonians 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this letter, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

Philemon 1:21 Having confidence in your obedience I wrote to you, knowing that you will also do more than I say.

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The Triumphal Procession
'Thanks be unto God, which always leadeth us in triumph in Christ and maketh manifest through us the savour of His knowledge in every place.'--2 COR. ii. 14 (R.V.) I suppose most of us have some knowledge of what a Roman Triumph was, and can picture to ourselves the long procession, the victorious general in his chariot with its white horses, the laurelled soldiers, the sullen captives, with suppressed hate flashing in their sunken eyes, the wreathing clouds of incense that went up into the blue
Alexander Maclaren—Romans, Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)

"But if Ye have Bitter Envying," &C.
James iii. 14.--"But if ye have bitter envying," &c. The cunning of Satan, and the deceitfulness of our own hearts, are such that when a grosser temptation will not prevail with conscience in some measure enlightened, then they transform themselves into angels of light, and deal more subtilely with us. And there is no greater subtilty of Satan, nor no stronger self deceit, than this, to palliate and cover vices with the shadow of virtue, and to present corruptions under the similitude of graces.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Letter Xlv (Circa A. D. 1120) to a Youth Named Fulk, who Afterwards was Archdeacon of Langres
To a Youth Named Fulk, Who Afterwards Was Archdeacon of Langres He gravely warns Fulk, a Canon Regular, whom an uncle had by persuasions and promises drawn back to the world, to obey God and be faithful to Him rather than to his uncle. To the honourable young man Fulk, Brother Bernard, a sinner, wishes such joy in youth as in old age he will not regret. 1. I do not wonder at your surprise; I should wonder if you were not suprised [sic] that I should write to you, a countryman to a citizen, a monk
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
by John Bunyan, Licensed and entered according to order. London: Printed for, and sold by, R. Tookey, at his Printing House in St. Christopher's Court, in Threadneedle Street, behind the Royal Exchange, 1701. Advertisement by the Editor. Some degree of mystery hangs over these Divine Emblems for children, and many years' diligent researches have not enabled me completely to solve it. That they were written by Bunyan, there cannot be the slightest doubt. 'Manner and matter, too, are all his own.'[1]
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Cross References
2 Corinthians 2:3
I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy.

2 Corinthians 2:4
For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.

2 Corinthians 2:8
I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him.

2 Corinthians 7:12
So even though I wrote to you, it was neither on account of the one who did the wrong nor on account of the injured party, but rather that before God you could see for yourselves how devoted to us you are.

2 Corinthians 7:15
And his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling.

2 Corinthians 8:2
In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.

2 Corinthians 10:6
And we will be ready to punish every act of disobedience, once your obedience is complete.

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