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Bible Commentaries

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-118 :2, 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 = Psalms 89:15

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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-corinthians-5.html. 1909-1922.