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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

2 Corinthians 12


1:4 encourages (a-2) Parakaleo , as Matthew 2:18 ; Matthew 5:4 ; Acts 20:12 ; 1 Thessalonians 3:7 . I do not say 'comfort,' as that is rather conveyed in paramutheomai , so translated in 1 Thessalonians 2:11 ; 1 Thessalonians 5:14 ; 'console,' John 11:19 ,John 11:31 ; and 'consolation,' 1 Corinthians 14:3 . The difference is slight, but here, as in Acts 20:0 , there is the sense of 'cheered,' and this might replace 'encourage' and 'encouragement' if there were a suitable noun.

Verse 2

12:2 know (c-2) Conscious knowledge; and so all through. to (d-32) Heos , 'as far as.' see Luke 24:50 ; Acts 11:22 .

Verse 4

12:4 said (e-12) Rhema , 'the saying' and thence 'the things said.' It was not merely like heathen mysteries, dreadful forms of speech, but the communications were of things not suited to this lower world and our mortal condition.

Verse 7

12:7 buffet (f-32) As Matthew 26:67

Verse 9

12:9 dwell (g-34) Or 'power of Christ may tabernacle -- have its dwelling-place -- on me.'

Verse 16

12:16 guile. (a-17) The apostle is not saying that he did this, but is answering a charge that he had kept up appearances by taking nothing himself, but knew how to indemnify himself by using Titus in order to receive from them. The charge was false, as he proceeds to show.

Verse 19

12:19 supposing (b-5) Or 'Ye have of old supposed.'

Verse 21

12:21 to (c-8) Or 'amongst you.'

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Darby, John. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 12". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.