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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

2 Corinthians 9

Introduction

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

9:2 mass (h-32) i.e. 'the body,' as ch. 2.6.

Verse 5

9:5 blessing, (a-21) 'Blessing.' The sense is plain, though the word is unusual. I note it in view of verse 6. It is the spirit in which a man gives. as God gives, freely to bless, so ought we. and such as so give shall so reap from him. you. (b-36) Or 'as covetousness,' from a verb signifying, along with the desire of having, an over-reaching to get.

Verse 6

9:6 blessing (a-21) 'Blessing.' The sense is plain, though the word is unusual. I note it in view of verse 6. It is the spirit in which a man gives. as God gives, freely to bless, so ought we. and such as so give shall so reap from him.

Verse 7

9:7 grievingly, (c-11) Or 'not as grieving [to do it].' contrast with 'cheerful.' giver. (d-20) Proverbs 22:8 , LXX.

Verse 8

9:8 gift (e-9) 'Every grace' or 'benefit.'

Verse 9

9:9 written, (f-5) See Psalms 112:9 .

Verse 10

9:10 abundant (g-17) It is possible to translate. 'now he that supplies seed to the sower shall both supply bread for the eating, and make abundant.'

Verse 13

9:13 communicating (h-29) Koinonia , as 'fellowship,' 1 Corinthians 1:9 .

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Darby, John. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 9". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/dsn/2-corinthians-9.html. 1857-67.