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



Verse 1

determined = judged, or decided. Greek. krino. App-122.

that I would not cot to.

not. Greek. me. App-105.

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

in. Greek. en. App-104.

heaviness = sorrow or grief. Greek. lupe, translated "sorrow" in verses: 2 Corinthians 2:3, 2 Corinthians 2:7.

Verse 2

if. Greek. ei. App-118.

make . . . sorry = grieve. Greek. lupeo, trenel. "grieve", or "cause grief" in verses: 2 Corinthians 2:2, 2 Corinthians 2:4, a. Out of twenty-six occurrences, twelve are in this Epistle.

maketh. . . glad. Greek. euphraind. See Acts 2:26 (rejoice).

but. = except. Greek. ei me.

by. Greek. ek. App-104.

Verse 3

unto you. The texts omit.

lest = in order that (Greek. hina) not (Greek. me),

sorrow. See 2 Corinthians 2:1.

from. Greek. apo. App-104.

having confidence = trusting. Greek. peitho. App-150.

in = upon. Greek. epi. App-104.

Verse 4

out of. Greek. ek. App-104.

affliction. Greek. thlipeis, as in 2 Corinthians 1:4.

anguish = straitening, or distress. Greek. sunoche. Only here and Luke 21:25. Compare the verb sunecho, 2 Corinthians 5:14. Luke 12:50, Acts 18:5. Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:23.

unto = to.

with = by, or through. Greek.

dia. App-104. 2 Corinthians 2:1.

not. Greek. ou. App-105.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

know. Greek. ginosko. App-132.

love. Greek. agape. App-135.

more abundantly. See 2 Corinthians 1:12.

unto. Greek. eie. App-104.

Verse 5

any. Greek. tie. App-123.

in part, Greek. apo merous. The grief has come from a part of you who have been led away.

overcharge = lay a burden, or press heavily, upon. Greek. epibareo. Only here, 1 Thessalonians 2:9. 2 Thessalonians 3:8.

Verse 6

man = one, as 2 Corinthians 2:7.

Punishment = censure. Greek. epitimia. Only here. Compare the verb epitimao. First occurance: Matthew 8:26. Figure of speech Tapeinosis. App-6.

of = by. Greek. hupo. App-104.

many = the more, i.e. the majority.

Verse 7

contrariwise = (on) the contrary. Greek. taunantion, for to enantion. Here, Galatians 1:2, Galatians 1:7. 1 Peter 3:9,

forgive. Greek. charizomai. App-184.

comfort. Greek. parakaleo. App-134.

lest = lest perhaps. Greek. mepos.

swallowed up Greek. katapind. See 1 Corinthians 15:54.

overmuch = more abundant.

Verse 8

beseech. Greek. parakaied, as above.

confirm = ratify with authority. Greek. kuroo. Only here and Galatians 1:3, Galatians 1:15. Akin to kuries, lord.

toward. Greek. eia. App-104.

Verse 9

to this end for (Greek. eie) this.

also did I write = did I write also.

proof. Greek. dokime. See Romans 5:4 (experience).

whether = if. App-118.

obedient. Greek hupikoos. See Acts 7:39.

in. Greek. eis, no above.

Verse 10

I forgive also = also forgive.

for your sake. Literally on account of (Greek. dia. App-104. 2 Corinthians 2:2) you.

person = face, i.e. eight, or presence.

Christ. App-98.

Verse 11

Satan, &c. Literally should be overreached (Greek. pleonekteo. Here, 2 Corinthians 7:2; 2 Corinthians 12:17, 2 Corinthians 12:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:6)

by (Greek. hupo, as in 2 Corinthians 2:6) Satan.

ignorant. Gr. agnoeo. Compare 2 Corinthians 1:8. Figure of speech Tapeinosis. App-8.

devices = thoughts.

Greek. noema

Elsewhere, 2 Corinthians 3:14; 2 Corinthians 4:4; 2 Corinthians 10:5; 2 Corinthians 11:3. Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:7. See 2 Corinthians 11:3. Ephesians 6:11. Revelation 2:24,

Verse 12

Furthermore = Now. to. Greek eis. App-104.

Troas. See Acts 16:8.

to preach Christ"s gospel = for (Cr. eis) the gospel (App-140) of the Messiah.

door. See 1 Corinthians 16:9,

of. Greek en. App-104.

Lord. App-98.

Verse 13

no = not (Greek. ou).

rest. Greek. anesis. See Acts 24:23.

Spirit. App-101.

taking . . . leave. Greek. apotassomai. See Acts 18:18.

went from thence = went forth. into. Greek eis. App-104.

Verse 14

thanks. Greek. charis. App-184.

God. App-98.

causeth us to triumph = leadeth us in triumph (Greek. thriamheud), or triumphs over us as in Colossians 2:15. Only in these two places. Paul was a captive won by grace. In a Roman triumph there were captives destined to be spared and captives destined to death. See 2 Corinthians 2:16.

maketh manifest. Greek. phaneroo. App-106.

savour. Greek osme. Elsewhere, 2 Corinthians 2:16. John 12:3 (odour). Ephesians 5:2. Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:18 (odour).

knowledge. Greek. gnosis. App-192.

by = by means of. Greek. dia. App-104. 2 Corinthians 2:1. Paul gave evidence of the wisdom which dwelt in Him (Colossians 2:3) in his own conversion (1 Timothy 1:16), as well as in his preaching.

Verse 15

sweet savour. Greek. euodia, Elsewhere, Ephesians 5:2. Philippians 1:4, Philippians 1:18.

saved = being saved. Compare 1 Corinthians 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:18.

perish = are perishing. Greek. opollumi. See 1 Corinthians 1:18.

Verse 16

life. Greek. zoe. App-170.

for. Greek. pros. App-104.

Verse 17

many. As in 2 Corinthians 2:6.

corrupt = adulterate. Greek kapeleuo. Only here. The word kapelos, which occurs once in the Septuagint, meant as huckster, tavern-keeper, and then the verb came to mean "adulterate". See Isaiah 1:22, where the Septuagint meads, "thy wine-sellers mix the wine with water".

word. Greek. logos. App-121.

of. Greek. ek. App-104.

sincerity. See 1 Corinthians 5:8.

in the sight of = I Clare. Greek. katendpion. Elsewhere, 2 Corinthians 12:19. Ephesians 1:4. Colossians 1:22. Jude 1:24. The texts read kateanti, over against,

speak. Greek. laleo. App-121.


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

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