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2 Corinthians 9:3

    2 Corinthians 9:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yet have I sent the brothers, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, you may be ready:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But I have sent the brethren, that our glorying on your behalf may not be made void in this respect; that, even as I said, ye may be prepared:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But I have sent the brothers, so that the good things we said about you may be seen to be true, and that, as I said, you may be ready:

    Webster's Revision

    But I have sent the brethren, that our glorying on your behalf may not be made void in this respect; that, even as I said, ye may be prepared:

    World English Bible

    But I have sent the brothers that our boasting on your behalf may not be in vain in this respect, that, just as I said, you may be prepared,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But I have sent the brethren, that our glorying on your behalf may not be made void in this respect; that, even as I said, ye may be prepared:

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 9:3

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 9:3

    Yet have I sent the brethren - Titus and his companions, mentioned in the preceding chapter.

    That, as I said, ye may be ready - And he wished them to be ready, that they might preserve the good character he had given them: this was for their honor; and if they did not take care to do so, he might be reputed a liar; and thus both they and himself be ashamed before the Macedonians, should any of them at this time accompany him to Corinth.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 9:3

    Yet have I sent the brethren - The brethren referred to in 2 Corinthians 8:18, 2 Corinthians 8:22-23.

    Lest our boasting of you - That you were disposed to contribute, and that you were already prepared, and that the contribution was ready.

    Should be in vain - Lest anything should have occurred to prevent the collection. I have sent them that they may facilitate it, and that it may be secure and certain.

    In this behalf - In this respect. That is, lest our boasting of you, in regard to your readiness to contribute to relieve the needs of others, should be found to have been ill-grounded.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 9:3

    9:3 I have sent the above mentioned brethren before me.