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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Corinthians 5



Verse 1

know. Greek. oida. App-132.

if. App-118.

earthly. Greek. epigeios. See John 3:12.

this tabernacle = the tent. Greek. skenos. Only here and 2 Corinthians 5:4. It is the Gen, of Apposition. App-17. The earthly house is a tent. See 1 Corinthians 4:11.

dissolved. Greek. kataluo

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

of. Greek. ek. App-104.

God. App-98. not made with hands. Greek. acheiropoietos. Only here. Mark 14:58. Colossians 2:11.

eternal. App-151.

in. Greek. en. App-104.

heavens. (plural) See Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:10.

Verse 2

groan. See Romans 8:23.

clothed upon. Greek. ependuomai. Here and 2 Corinthians 5:4. Compare John 21:7.

house. Greek. ciketerion. Only here and Jude 1:6.

from. Greek. ek. App-104.

heaven. Singular. See 2 Corinthians 5:1

Verse 3

If. App-, a.

being clothed. Greek. enduo, Compare 1 Corinthians 15:53, 1 Corinthians 15:54. Compare Job 10:11 (Septuagint)

not. App-105.

Verse 4

for that. Greek. eph" (App-104.) ho.

would = desire to. App-102.

unclothed. Greek. ekduo, as Mark 15:20 (took off).

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

mortality = the mortal (thing). See Romans 6:1

swallowed up. See 1 Corinthians 15:54

of = by, App-104.

life the life. App-170.

Verse 5

wrought, See 2 Corinthians 4:17.

for. Greek. cis. App-104.

also. Omit,

unto = to.

earnest. See 2 Corinthians 1:22. The transliteration of the Hebrew erabon.

Spirit, App-101.

Verse 6

always. App-151, Of. i.

confident. Greek. tharreo. Always in 2Corinthians except Hebrews 13:6.

at home. Greek. endemeo, Only here and verses: 2 Corinthians 5:8-9 (present).

absent. Greek. ekdemeo. Only here and verses: 2 Corinthians 5:8-9. The demos was the township to which an Athenian citizen belonged. Compare Philippians 1:3, Philippians 1:20. Greek. apo. App-104,

Lord. App-98.:2 A.

Verse 7

by. Greek dia. App-104. 2 Corinthians 5:1.

faith, App-150.

Verse 8

willing = well pleased. See 1 Corinthians 1:21,

present. As "at home", 2 Corinthians 5:6.

with. App-104.

feast = Ps

Verse 9

labour = are ambitious. See Romans 15:20, Add "also".

accepted = well pleasing. See Romans 12:1.

Verse 10

appear= be manifested, App-106.

before = in the presence of. See Matthew 5:16.

judgment seat. See Romans 14:10.

Christ = the Christ. App-98.

every = each.

in = by means of. App-104. 2 Corinthians 5:1.

according to = with reference to. App-104.

done = practised.

bad. App-128. The texts read phaulos as John 3:20.

Verse 11

terror = fear, as in Acts 9:31.

persuade. App-150.

men. App-123

made manifest. Same as "appear", 2 Corinthians 5:10,

trust = hope.

also. To follow "manifest".

Verse 12

commend. See Romans 3:5.

occasion. See Romans 7:8.

to glory = of boasting. Romans 4:2,

on our behalf = on behalf of (App-104) us.

to answer = towards, or against. App-104.

glory = boast. Romans 2:17.

in. No preposition. Dative case. The texts read en.

not. Greek. ou, but texts read me (App-105).

Verse 13

whether, or whether. Greek. eite. App-118.

beside ourselves. See Acts 2:7 (amazed).

be sober = be of sound mind. Greek. sophroneo. Here, Mark 5:15. Luke 8:35. Romans 12:3. Titus 2:6. 1 Peter 4:7.

your cause = you.

Verse 14

love. App-135. Compare Romans 8:35.

constraineth. Greek. sunecho. See Luke 4:38; Luke 8:45 (throng).

because, &c. = judging (App-122.) this.

if. Texts omit.

for. App-104.

were, &c. all died.

Verse 15

they which lives = the living, as 2 Corinthians 4:11.

live. See App-170.

not henceforth = no longer (meketi).

rose. App-178.

Verse 16

henceforth = from (Greek. apo) now.

no man = no one.

after. App-104.

yea, though = even if (App-118.2, a).

have known, know. App-132.

henceforth . . . no more = no longer (ouketi).

Verse 17

if. App-118.

any man. Greek. tis. App-123.

he is. Supply the ellipsis by there is.

a new creature = a new creation.

new. Greek. kainos. See Matthew 9:17.

old = the ancient.

behold. App-133.

all things. Texts read "they".

Verse 18

all things. Greek. ta panta. Compare Acts 17:26. Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 8:6.

hath. Omit.

reconciled. See Romans 6:10,

Jesus. Omit.

hath given = gave.

ministry. App-190.

reconciliation = the reconciliation, See 2 Corinthians 5:11.

Verse 19

world. App-129.

not. App-105.

imputing. See Romans 2:3; Romans 4:6.

trespasses. App-128.

hath committed unto = placed in (Greek. en). Compare 2 Corinthians 4:7.

word. App-121.

Verse 20

are ambassadors. Greek. presbeuo. Only here and Ephesians 6:20.

did beseech = is beseeching. App-134.

pray. App-134.

in . . . stead = on behalf of. Greek huper, as in 2 Corinthians 5:12.

Verse 21

For. Omit.

He, &c. Read, Him Who knew not sin, for us He made sin.

sin. App-128. Only here and 2 Corinthians 11:7, in this Epistle. The first occurance in this verse is by Figure of speech Metonymy (App-6) put for sin-offering. Compare Ephesians 5:2. The same Figure of speech appears in the same connexion in Genesis 4:7. Exodus 29:14; Exodus 30:10. Leviticus 4:3; Leviticus 6:25. Numbers 8:8. Psalms 40:6 (7); &c.

no = not. App-106.

be made = become.

the. Omit.

righteousness. App-191.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 5:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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