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Bible Commentaries

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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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-corinthians-13.html. 1909-1922.