23 But I call upon God as witness against my life, that in order to[a] spare you, I did not come again to Corinth. 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we are fellow workers for your joy, because by faith you stand firm.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 1:23 Here “in order to” is supplied as a component of the participle (“spare”) which is understood as purpose

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