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Bible Commentaries

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: 2Co 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: 2Co 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, 1Th 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 , Gal 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, 2Co 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 ; 2Co 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". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-corinthians-2.html. 1909-1922.