Confidence (pepoiqhsei). This late word (LXX Philo, Josephus) is condemned by the Atticists, but Paul uses it a half dozen times ( Philippians 3:4 also). I was minded to come (eboulomhn elqein). Imperfect, I was wishing to come, picturing his former state of mind. Before unto you (proteron pro uma). This was his former plan (proteron) while in Ephesus to go to Achaia directly from Ephesus. This he confesses in verse Philippians 16 "and by you to pass into Macedonia." That ye might have a second benefit (ina deuteran carin schte). Or second "joy" if we accept caran with Westcott and Hort. This would be a real second blessing (or joy) if they should have two visits from Paul.