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2 Corinthians 2:3

2:3 And I wrote this very thing to you, 1  so that when I came 2  I would not have sadness from those who ought to make me rejoice, since I am confident in you all that my joy would be yours.

2 Corinthians 2:9

2:9 For this reason also I wrote you: 3  to test you to see 4  if you are obedient in everything.

1 tn The words “to you” are not in the Greek text but are implied.

2 sn So that when I came. Regarding this still future visit by Paul, see 2 Cor 12:14; 13:1.

3 tn The word “you” is not in the Greek text, but is implied (as an understood direct object).

4 tn Grk “to know the proof of you,” that is, to know if the Corinthians’ obedience to Paul as an apostle was genuine (L&N 72.7).

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