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;
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
CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
benefit. or, grace.
And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly.
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you--
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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