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Bible Commentaries

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 ,; 2Co 17:5 ; 2Co 18:12 ; 2Co 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 , 1Ti 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 ; 1 Chronicles 3:12; 1 Chronicles 3:12 . Phm. 2 Corinthians 7:12 , 2Co 7:20 . 1 John 1:3 , 1Jn 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-corinthians-6.html. 1909-1922.