2 Corinthians 2:3

2:3 And I wrote this very thing to you, so that when I came 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: to test you to see if you are obedient in everything.

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

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

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

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).