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.
2 Corinthians 2:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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.
Letter Xlv (Circa A. D. 1120) to a Youth Named Fulk, who Afterwards was Archdeacon of Langres
A Book for Boys and Girls Or, Temporal Things Spritualized.
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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