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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Corinthians 10



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Verse 1

beseech. Greek parakaleo. App-134.

by. Greek. die. App-104. 2 Corinthians 10:1.

meekness. Greek. praotes. See 1 Corinthians 4:21.

gentleness. Greek epieikeio. Only here and Acts 24:4. (clemency). The adjective epieikes occurs in Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:5 (moderation).

Christ. App-98.

in presence = according to (Greek. kata. App-104.) outward appearance (prosopon).

base = lowly. Greek. tapeinos. See Romans 12:16.

among. Greek. en. App-104.

am bold. Greek. tharred. See 2 Corinthians 5:6.

toward. Greek. eis. App-104. This refers to what his opponents said of him (2 Corinthians 10:10).

Verse 2

beseech = pray. Greek. deomai. App-134.

not. Greek. me App-105.

that = the.

confidence. Greek. pepoithesis. App-150.

think = reckon.

be bold = dare, as 12. Greek. tolmao. Tharreo expresses "confidence", tolmao carries the feeling into action.

against. Greek. epi. App-104.

some. Greek tines. App-124.

according to. Greek. kata, as in 2 Corinthians 10:1.

Verse 3

in. Greek. en. App-104.

not. Greek. ou. App-105.

war. Greek. strateuomai Seo 1 Corinthians 9:7.

after = according to, as above.

Verse 4

weapons. Greek. hoplon. See 2 Corinthians 6:7.

warfare. Greek. atrateia. Only here and 1 Timothy 1:18.

carnal. Greek. sarkikos. See Romans 7:14 and 1 Peter 2:11.

mighty. Greek. dunatos. Same as "able", 2 Corinthians 9:8.

through = by. No preposition. Dative case.

God. App-98.

to. Greek. pros. App-104.

pulling down = destruction. Greek. kathairesis. Only here, 2 Corinthians 10:8, and 2 Corinthians 13:10. The verb in 2 Corinthians 10:5.

strong holds. Greek. ochuroma. Only occurance.

Verse 5

imaginations = thoughts, or reasonings. Greek. logismos. Only here and Romans 2:15.

high thing. Greek. hupsoma. Only here and Romans 8:39.

exalteth. Greek. epairo. See Acts 1:9.

against. Greek. kata. App-104.

knowledge. Greek. gnosis. App-152.

bringing, he. Greek. aichmalotizo. See Romans 7:23.

thought. Greek. noema. See 2 Corinthians 2:11.

to. Greek. eis. App-104.

Verse 6

revenge = avenge. Greek. ekdikeo. See Luke 18:3, and Compare 2 Corinthians 7:11.

disobedience. Greek. parakoe. See Romans 5:19.

fulfilled. Greek. pleroo. App-125.

Verse 7

look on. Greek. blepo. App-13.

outward appearance. Greek. prosopon, as in 2 Corinthians 10:1.

If. App-118.

any man = any one. Greek. tis. App-123.

trust. Greek. peitho. App-150.

of = from. Greek. apo. App-104. All texts save L give epi with genitive App-104.

even so are we = so are we also.

Verse 8

though = if. App-118.

boast = glory. Greek. kauchaonmai. See Romans 2:17.

of = concerning. Greek. peri. App-104.

authority. Greek. exousia. App-172.

Lord. App-98. A:

hath given = gave.

for. Greek. eis. App-104.

edification. Greek. oikodome. See 1 Corinthians 3:9.

be ashamed. Greek. oischunoenai. Occurs elsewhere, Luke 16:3. Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:20. 1 Peter 4:16; 1 John 2:22. The more frequent word in N.T. is kataischuno. See Romans 5:5.

Verse 9

That = In order that. Greek. hina.

terrify. Greek. ekphobeo. Only here.

Verse 10

weighty. Greek. barus. See Acts 20:29.

powerful. Greek. ischuros. Compare App-172.

presence. Greek. parousia. See Matthew 24:3.

weak. As 1 Corinthians 1:27.

speech. Greek. logos. App-121.

contemptible = of no account. Greek. exoutheneo. See Acts 4:11.

Verse 11

in. No preposition. Dative case.

word. Greek. logos. Same as "speech" above.

Verse 12

dare. Same as "be bold", 2 Corinthians 10:2.

make . . . of the number. Greek. enkrino, to judge or reckon among. Only here. App-122.

compare. Greek. sonkrino. App-122.

some. Greek. tines. App-124.

commend. Greek. sunistano, See Romans 3:5.

by = among. Greek. en. App-104.

are not wise = do not understand. First occurrence Matthew 13:13.

Verse 13

not. Greek. ouchi, App-105.

of = with reference to. Greek. eis. App-104.

things without our measure. Literally the unmeasured (Greek. ametros, only here and 2 Corinthians 10:15) things.

rule. Greek kanon. Occurs elsewhere, verses: 2 Corinthians 10:15-16. Galatians 1:6, Galatians 1:16, Philippians 3:16. Hence English "canon".

distributed. Greek. merizo. See 1 Corinthians 7:17.

reach = arrive. Greek. ephikneomai. Only here and 2 Corinthians 10:14.

even unto you = unto (Greek. (achri, as far as) you also.

Verse 14

stretch . . . beyond. Greek. huperekteino, stretch out over. Only

here. unto. Greek. eis. App-104.

gospel. Compare App-140.

Verse 15

of = in. Greek. en. App-104.

other men"s, Greek. attotrios. App-124.

faith. Greek. pistil. App-150.

enlarged = magnified. Greek. megatuno. See Acts 5:13.

by = in. Greek. en. App-104.

abundantly = unto (Greek. eis) abundance.

Verse 16

preach the gospel Greek. euangetizo. App-121.

in = unto. Greek. eis, as above.

beyond. Greek. huperekeina. Only here.

another man"s. Greek. allotrios, as in 2 Corinthians 10:15.

line. Same as "rule", 2 Corinthians 10:13.

Verse 17

glorieth. Same as boast, 2 Corinthians 10:8. The quotation is from Jeremiah 9:24.

LORD. App-98.

Verse 18

approved. Greek. dokimos. See Romans 14:18,


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 10:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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