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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 ,

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 10". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-corinthians-10.html. 1909-1922.
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