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2 Corinthians 8:22

    2 Corinthians 8:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, on the great confidence which I have in you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and we have sent with them our brother, whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which he hath in you.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And we have sent with them our brother, whose ready spirit has been made clear to us at times and in ways without number, but it is now all the more so because of the certain faith which he has in you.

    Webster's Revision

    and we have sent with them our brother, whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which he hath in you.

    World English Bible

    We have sent with them our brother, whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which he has in you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have many times proved earnest in many things, but now much more earnest, by reason of the great confidence which he hath in you.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 8:22

    We have sent with them - Titus and, probably, Luke, our brother, probably Apollos.

    Now much more diligent - Finding that I have the fullest confidence in your complete reformation and love to me, he engages in this business with alacrity, and exceeds even his former diligence.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:22

    And we have sent with them our brother - Who this was is wholly unknown; and conjecture is useless. Some have supposed that it was Apollos, others Silas, others Timothy. But there are no means of ascertaining who it was; nor is it material. It was some one in whom Paul had entire confidence.

    Whom we have oftentimes proved diligent - Of whom we have evidence that he has been faithful. It is evident, therefore, that he had been the companion and fellow-laborer of Paul.

    But now much more diligent ... - Who will now prove himself much more diligent than ever before.

    Upon the confidence ... - Margin, "he hath." The margin is doubtless the more correct reading here. The idea is, that this brother had great confidence in the Corinthians that they would give liberally, and that he would, therefore, evince special diligence in the business.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 8:22

    8:22 With them - With Titus and Luke. Our brother - Perhaps Apollos.