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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
2 Corinthians 6



Verse 1

as workers together = working together. See Romans 8:28.

with Him. Omit. See 1 Corinthians 3:9.

beseech. App-184.

you. Omit.

not. App-106.

grace. See 2 Corinthians 1:2.

God. App-98.

in vain. Literally for (Greek. eis) that which is empty or of no effect.

Verse 2

have. Omit.

heard = heard with

favour. Greek. epakouo. Only here.

accepted. Greek. dektos. Same Gk, verb, as "receive" in 2 Corinthians 6:1.

in. Greek. en, App-104.

have I succoured = I helped. Quoted from Isaiah 49:3.

behold. Greek. idou. App-133.

accepted. Greek. euprosdektos, A stronger word than above. See Romans 15:16.

Verse 3

no . . . anything. A double negative. Greek. medeis . . . medeis.

offence = cause of stumbling. Greek. proskopo. Only here. Compare the verb proskopto, Romans 9:32.

that = in order that, Greek. hina.

ministry. Greek. diakonia. App-190.

blamed. Greek. momaomai. Only here and 2 Corinthians 8:20.

Verse 4

approving = commending See 2 Corinthians 3:1,

ministers. Greek. diakonos. App-190.

afflictions = tribulations. Greek thlipsis. See 2 Corinthians 1:4.

distresses. Greek. stenochoria. See Romans 2:9. Compare 2 Corinthians 6:12.

Verse 5

tumults. Greek. akatastasia, See Luke 21:9. Compare Acts 14:5, Acts 14:19; Acts 16:2,; 2 Corinthians 17:5; 2 Corinthians 18:12; 2 Corinthians 19:29.

watchings = sleeplessness. Greek. agrupnia. Only here and 2 Corinthians 11:27.

Verse 6

By = In. Greek. en, as in 2 Corinthians 6:2.

pureness. Greek. hagnotes. Only here. Compare the adjective hagnos in 2 Corinthians 7:11.

knowledge. Greek. gnosis. App-132.

kindness. App-184.

Holy Ghost. No arts. App-101.

love. Greek. agape. App-136.

unfeigned. Greek. anupokritos. See Romans 12:9.

Verse 7

word. App-121.10.

power. App-172.

by = through. App-104. 2 Corinthians 6:1.

armour. Greek. hoplon. Either arms or armour. See Romans 6:13. The Greek soldier carried a sword or spear in his right hand and a shield in his left.

righteousness. Greek. dikaiosune. App-191.3. Compare Ephesians 6:14.

Verse 8

honour = glory. Greek. doxa. See p. 1611.

dishonour = shame. Greek. atimia. See Romans 1:26.

evil report. Greek. dusphemia. Only here.

good report. Greek. euphemia. Only here.

deceivers. Greek. planos. Occurs elsewhere, Matthew 27:63, 1 Timothy 4:1, 2 John 1:7.

true. App-175.

Verse 9

unknown. Greek. agnoeo. See 2 Corinthians 1:8.

well known. Greek. epigiudekd. App-132.

chastened. Greek. paideuo. See 1 Corinthians 11:32.

Verse 10

sorrowful = grieved. Greek. lupeo. See 2 Corinthians 2:2.

alway. App-151.

poGreek. Greek. ptochos. App-127.

making. rich. Greek. ploutizo. See 1 Corinthians 1:5.

nothing. Greek. medeis.

possessing. Greek. katecho. See 1 Corinthians 7:30. From "deceivers, "2 Corinthians 6:8, to end of 2 Corinthians 6:10 is an example of Oxymoron (App-6).

Verse 11

our mouth, &c. A Hebraism for speaking with liberty. Compare Judges 11:35, Psalms 78:2; Psalms 109:2. Proverbs 8:6; Proverbs 31:26. Ezekiel 24:27; Ezekiel 29:21. Matthew 5:2. Acts 8:35.

unto. Greek. pros. App-104.

enlarged. Greek. platuno. Only here, 2 Corinthians 6:13, and Matthew 23:5.

Verse 12

not. Greek. ou. App-105.

straitened. Greek. stenochoremai. See 2 Corinthians 4:8.

bowels. Greek. splanchnon. The inward parts. Metaphorically, of the affections, the seat of which we regard as the heart. Figure of speech Catachresis. App-6. Occurs here, 2 Corinthians 7:15. Luke 1:78. Acts 1:18. Philippians 1:1, Philippians 1:3; Philippians 2:1. Colossians 3:12. Phm. 2 Corinthians 7:12, 2 Corinthians 7:20. 1 John 1:3, 1 John 1:17. All metaph. save Acts 1:18.

Verse 13

a recompense, &c. = the same recompense. Greek. antimisthia. Only here and Romans 1:27.

unto = to.

children. Greek. teknom App-108.

Verse 14

Be = Become.

unequally yoked. Greek. heterozugeo. Only here.

together with = to.

unbelievers. Greek. apistos. See 2 Corinthians 4:4.

fellowship = Partaking, or share. Greek metoche. Only here. See 1 Corinthians 9:10.

hath = is there to.

unrighteousness = lawlessness. Greek. anomia. App-128.

light. Greek. phos. App-130.

with = towards. Greek. pros, as in 2 Corinthians 6:11.

Verse 15

concord. Greek. sumphonesie. Compare the verb in Acts 5:9 and the adjective in 1 Corinthians 7:5.

Christ. App-98.

Belial. Only here in N.T. A Hebr. word, meaning worthlessness, Occurs several times in O.T.

he that believeth = the believer. Greek. pistos. App-150.

with. Greek. meta. App-104.

infidel. Same as "unbelievers", 2 Corinthians 6:14.

Verse 16

agreement. Greek sunkatatheeis. Only here. The verb is used in Luke 23:51.

Temple. Greek. news. See Matthew 23:16.

idols, i.e. the temple of idols. Figure of speech Ellipsis of Repetition. App-6.

dwell. Greek. enoikeo. See Romans 8:11.

in. App-104.

walk. Greek. emperipateo. Only here.

people. Greek. laos. See Acts 2:47. Quoted from Leviticus 26:12.

Verse 17

from among = out of (Greek. ek. App-104.) the midst of.

Lord. App-98. a. Quoted from Isaiah 52:11.

the = an, i.e. any.

receive. Greek. eisdeclomai. Only here.

Verse 18

a Father = for (Greek. eis. App-104.) a Father. Reference to 2 Samuel 7:14.

My sons = to Me for (Greek. eis) sons (Greek. huios. App-108.)

Almighty. Greek. Pantokeater. In the N.T. only here, and nine times in the Revelation. See App-4.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 6:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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