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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Corinthians 13



Verse 1

third. See 2 Corinthians 12:11.

to = unto. Greek. pros. App-104.

In. Greek. epi. App-104.

witnesses. See p. 1511.

word. Greek. rhema. See Mark 9:32.

be established = stand. The reference is to Deuteronomy 19:15. Compare Matthew 18:16.

Verse 2

told. before, foretell. Greek. prolego, as Galatians 1:6, Galatians 1:21.

if I were = being.

I write. The texts omit.

heretofore, &c. = have sinned before. See 2 Corinthians 12:21.

other = the rest. Greek. loipos. App-124.

if. App-118.

again. Literally for (Greek. eis) again.

not. Greek. ou. App-100.

spare. Greek. pheidomai. See Acts 20:29.

Verse 3

proof. Greek. dokime. See 2 Corinthians 2:8.

Christ. App-98.

speaking. Greek. laleo. App-121.

in. Greek. en. App-104.

Which = Who.

to you-ward = unto Greek. eis. App-104. you.

is mighty. Greek. dunateo. Only here. See 2 Corinthians 8:8.

Verse 4

For = For indeed.

though. Most of the texts omit.

through = out. of Greek. ek. App-104.

liveth. App-110.

by = oat of. Greek. ek, as above.

power. Greek. dunamis. App-172. Compare Ephesians 1:19, Ephesians 1:20.

God. App-98.

with. Greek. sun. App-104.

Verse 5

Examine = Try. In John 6:6, prove,

whether = if. App-118.

faith. Greek. pistis. App-160.

Know. Greek. epiginosko. App-132.

Jesus Christ. App-98.

except = if (Greek. ei. App-118) . . . not (Greek. me, App-106) in some respect (Greek. tis).

reprobates. Greek. adokimos. See Romans 1:28.

Verse 6

trust = hope.

know. Greek. ginosko. App-132.

Verse 7

pray. Greek. euchomai. App-134.

do no = should not (Greek. me) do anything (Greek. medets). A double negative.

evil. Greek kakos. App-128.

that = sin order that. Greek. hina.

appear. Greek. phaino. App-108.

approved. Greek. dotkimos. See Romans 14:18.

honest. See 2 Corinthians 8:21.

Verse 8

nothing = not (Greek. ou. App-106.)

any thing. (Greek. tis. App-123.)

against. Greek. kata. App-104.

for = on behalf of. Greek. huper. App-104.

Verse 9

also we wish = we pray for (Greek. euchomai. App-134.) also.

perfection. Greek. katartisis. Only here. Compare 2 Corinthians 13:11 and App-125.

Verse 10

Therefore = On account of (Greek. dia. App-104.) this.

lest = in order that Greek. hina) . . . not (Greek. me. App-105).

use sharpness = act severely.

use. Greek chraomai. See Acts 27:3,

sharpness. Greek. apotomos. Only here and Titus 1:13. Compare Romans 11:22.

according to. Greek. kata. App-104.

power = authority. Greek. erousia. App-172.

Lord. App-98.

hath given = gave.

to = for. Greek. eis. App-104.

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

destruction. Greek kathairesis. See 2 Corinthians 10:4.

Verse 11

Finally = For the rest. Greek. Ioipon. See a Cor. 2 Corinthians 1:16.

Be perfect. Greek. katartizo. App-125.,

be of good comfort = be encouraged. Greek. parakaleo. App-134.

be of one mind = mind (Greek. phroneo) the same thing. Compare Romans 12:16; Romans 15:5. Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:2; Philippians 3:16; Philippians 3:4, Philippians 3:2.

live in peace. Greek. eireneuo, as Romans 12:18,

love. Greek. agape. App-133.

with. Greek. en, App-104.

Verse 12

Greet = Salute. Greek. aspazomai. See Acts 20:1.

with. Greek. en. App-104.

Verse 13

saints. See Acts 9:13. salute. Same as "greet", 2 Corinthians 13:12.

Verse 14

grace. Greek. charis. App-184. Compare 2 Corinthians 8:9, 2 Thessalonians 1:12. 1 Timothy 1:14. 2 Timothy 2:1.

communion = fellowship. Greek. koinenia, as 1 Corinthians 1:9.

Ghost = Spirit. App-101.

Note the order in this benediction.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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