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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Corinthians 7

Verse 1

dearly beloved. Greek agapetos. App-135 .

from. Greek. apo. App-104 .

fllthinees = pollution. Greek. molusmos . Only here. The verb occurs in 1 Corinthians 8:4 .

spirit . App-101 . Flesh and spirit being put for the whole person.

perfecting . Greek. epiteleo . App-125 .

holiness. Greek. hagiosune. See Romans 1:4 .

in. Greek. en App-104 .

God . App-98 .

Verse 2

Receive = Make room for. Greek. choreo. See John 21:25 . Compare 2 Corinthians 6:11 , 2 Corinthians 6:13 .

wronged . Greek. adikeo. See Acts 7:24 .

no man . Greek. oudeis.

corrupted . Greek. phtheiro. See 1 Corinthians 3:17 .

defrauded . Greek. pleonekteo. See 2 Corinthians 2:11 . Figure of speech Asyndeton ( App-6 ) in this verse, also in verses: 2 Corinthians 7:4 , 2Co 7:5 , 2 Corinthians 7:7 .

Verse 3

not. Greek. ou. App-105 .

to condemn you = for (Greek. pros. App-104 .)

condemnation . Greek. katakrisis. See 2 Corinthians 3:9 .

to die , &c. Literally unto (Greek. eis) the dying, &c.

die = die with. Greek. sunapothnesko. Only here, Mark 14:31 . 2 Timothy 2:11 .

live with . Greek. aurae. See Romans 6:8 .

Verse 4

boldness of speech . Greek. parrhesia. See 2 Corinthians 3:12 .

toward. Greek. pros. App-104 .

glorying. Greek. kaucheaia. See Romans 3:22 .

of = on behalf of. Greek. huper. App-104 .

filled. Greek. pleroo. App-125 .

comfort = the comfort. Gm paraklesis. See 2 Corinthians 1:3 . Perhaps referring to 2 Corinthians 7:6 .

am exceeding joyful . Literally overabound (Greek. huperperisseuo. See Romans 5:20 ) with the joy.

in = upon. Greek. epi . App-104 .

tribulation. Greek. thiipsis. See 2 Corinthians 1:4 .

Verse 5

into. Greek. eis. App-104 .

Macedonia. This was after leaving Troas (2 Corinthians 2:12 , 2 Corinthians 2:13 ), where he was disappointed at not finding Titus.

no . Greek. oudeis.

rest. Greek. anesis . See 2 Corinthians 2:13 .

troubled. Greek. thlibo. See 2 Corinthians 1:6 .

on. Greek. en . App-104 . See 2 Corinthians 4:8 .

fightings . Greek. mache. Here, 2 Timothy 2:23 .Titus 3:9 . James 4:1 .

Verse 6

comforteth . Greek parakaleo. App-134 .

those that are east down . = the lowly. Greek. tapeinos. See Romans 12:16 .

by . Greek. e n . App-104 . coming. Greek. parousia. See Matthew 24:3 .

Verse 7

consolation. Same as "comfort", 2 Corinthians 7:4 . Add "also" after "consolation".

when , &c. = telling us (as he did). Greek. anangello. See Acts 14:27 .

earnest desire . Greek. epipothesis. Only here and 2 Corinthians 7:11 ,

mourning . Greek. edurmoa. Only here and Matthew 2:18 .

fervent mind = zeal. Greek. zelos . See 2 Corinthians 7:11 .

toward = on behalf of. Greek. huper. App-104 .

Verse 8

though . Greek. ei . App-116 .

made . . . sorry = grieved. Greek. lupeo . See 2 Corinthians 2:2 .

With = by. Greek. en, as above.

repent . Greek. metamelomai . App-111 . The meaning is that Paul at first regretted he had written so severely, but afterwards changed his mind when he saw the salutary effect of his letter.

perceive = see. Greek. blepo. App-133 .

the same = that.

though. App-118 .

for. Greek. pros. App-104 . App-8 .

Verse 9

sorrowed = were grieved.

to = mite. Greek. gin, as in a.

repentance. Greek. metanoia. App-111 . Here is the difference between Paul's repentance and that of the Corinthians. The Corinthians were guilty of sin; Paul might have made an error of judgment.

after a godly manner = according to (Greek. kaki. App-104 .) God, i.e. God's mind and will.

that = in order that. Greek. hina .

receive damage = suffer loss. Greek. zemioo. See 1 Corinthians 8:11 .

by = from. Greek. ek . App-104 .

nothing. Greek medeis.

Verse 10

godly sorrow = grief (Greek. lupe. See 2 Corinthians 2:1 ) according to God, as in 2 Corinthians 7:9 . Compare Psalms 51:0 .Matthew 26:75 .

worketh . Greek kategazomai, as in 2 Corinthians 4:17 , but the texts read ergazomai.

not to be repented of . See App-111 .

world . Greek. kosmos. App-129 . Compare Saul (1 Samuel 15:24 , 1 Samuel 15:30 ); Judas (Matthew 27:3-5 ).

Verse 11

behold . Greek. idea. App-133 .

carefulness = diligence. Greek. spoude. See Romans 12:8 .

wrought = worked. Greek. katergazomai as in 2 Corinthians 7:10 .

in. No preposition. Dative case.

clearing of yourselves . Greek. apologia. See Acts 22:1 .

indignation . Greek. aganaktesis . Only here, vehement desire. Same as "earnest desire" in 2 Corinthians 7:7 .

zeal . See 2 Corinthians 7:7 .

revenge = vindication. Greek. ekdikleis.

approved = commended. Greek. sunistemi . See 2 Corinthians 3:1 .

clear . Greek. hagnos = pure. Occurs elsewhere. 2 Corinthians 11:2 .Philippians 4:8 . 2 Timothy 2:5; 2 Timothy 2:5 .James 3:17 . 1 Peter 3:2 . 1Jn 8:3 .

this = the.

Verse 12

unto = to.

for . . . cause . Greek. heineken.

done the wrong . Greek. adikeo, as in 2 Corinthians 7:2 .

suffered wrong = been wronged. Same verb. care. Same as "carefulness", 2 Corinthians 7:11 .

for = on behalf of. Greek. huper, as in 2 Corinthians 7:4 . Some texts read, "your care for us".

appear = be manifested. Greek. phaneroo. App-106 .

unto = toward. Greek. pros. as in 2 Corinthians 7:4 .

Verse 13

Therefore = Greek.account of (Greek. dia . App-104 . 2 Corinthians 7:2 ) this.

exceedingly . See 2 Corinthians 1:12 .

for = upon. Greek. epi, as in 2 Corinthians 7:4 .

refreshed. See 1 Corinthians 16:18 .

by = from. Greek. apo. App-104 .

Verse 14

if . App-118 .

boasted = gloried. Greek. kauchaomai . See Romans 2:17 .

ashamed. Greek. kataischund. See Romans 5:5 .

spake. Greek. laleo. App-121 .

even so, &c. = so our glorying also.

boasting = glorying, as in 2 Corinthians 7:4 .

before . Greek. epi. App-104 .

Verse 15

inward affection . Greek. splanchnon. See 2 Corinthians 6:12 .

more abundant . Same as exceedingly, 2 Corinthians 7:13 .

toward unto. Greek. eis, as in 2 Corinthians 7:9 .

remembereth. Greek. anamimneske. See 1 Corinthians 4:17 ,

with. Greek. meta . App-104 .

fear and trembling . See 1 Corinthians 2:3 .

Verse 16

therefore . Omit.

have confidence . Greek. tharreo. See 2 Corinthians 5:6 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 7". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-corinthians-7.html. 1909-1922.