2 Corinthians 2:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proofe of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For to this end also I wrote, so that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye are obedient in all things.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And for the same reason I sent you a letter so that I might be certain of your desire to do my orders in all things.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

For to this end also I wrote, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye are obedient in all things.
- Webster's Bible

For in writing to you I have also this object in view--to discover by experience whether you are prepared to be obedient in every respect.
- Weymouth Bible

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

For whi therfor Y wroot this, that Y knowe youre preuyng, whether in alle thingis ye ben obedient.
- Wycliffe Bible

for, for this also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether in regard to all things ye are obedient.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 2 Corinthians 2:9


2Co 2:9 For to this end also did I write. One object of his writing was to test their obedience. Whether ye be obedient in all things. He commanded positively in 1Co 5:11,13.

Discussion for 2 Corinthians 2

  • A disciple
    The vessels of the Lord must be clean and holy. All HAVE sinned; but all do not continue in sins! "Neither do I condemn you; go, and SIN NO MORE!" If a leader in the congregation sins, rebuke them before all, that others may fear; is the commandment. What is the reason for the sinning one not giving up the position as a leader? How did they fall? How did no one see it coming or were afraid to say?
  • Stephen
    1st Corinthians 5 is talking about a life style not a sin. You said if a man sin he cannot be a preacher. What about the verse that says for ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God. By the standard you stated no one can be a preacher. I see 1st Corithians as setting the Church in order and Second Corithians as teaching is to forgive.
  • Foxyrock 111
    1 corth 5 read to me that a man commit a sin he shouldn't be preacher
    it was PAUL who said the people in church overlook the sin of that man.
    Paul said by the Lord Jesus Christ he was in spirit to remove him. it is twice
    it is mention in five. read the bible don't be a partaker to another man sin.
    their was a third letter that was wrote that got lost. could have been what he talking
    about. go
  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. be aware of Satan and what he can do to our bodies. Satan always have to ask God for permission. Paul explains it well in his epistles.
  • Dewey J
    Foxyrock, if you read the second book of Corinthians you will see that the church leaders obeyed St. Paul's instructions of 1 Cor. and excommunicated that member for a season. But when he truly repented of his sins Paul instructed that church to receive him back into the fold of the church 2 Cor. 2:7, 8. Glory be to God in the highest. Amen!
  • Irene123
    V. 14 - "Now thanks be unto God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ ..... "

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