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Bible Commentaries

Scofield's Reference Notes

2 Corinthians 12

Verse 2

third heaven

First heaven, of clouds; second, of stars; third, God's abode.

Verse 4

paradise

See note on hades, (See Scofield "Luke 16:23").

Verse 7

thorn

It has been conjectured that Paul's "thorn in the flesh" was chronic ophthalmia, inducing bodily weakness, and a repulsive appearance Galatians 4:15; 1 Corinthians 2:3; 1 Corinthians 2:4; 2 Corinthians 10:10. This cannot be positively known, and the reserve of Scripture is as sure a mark of inspiration as its revelations. Paul's particular "thorn" is not described that his consolations may avail for all to who any thorn is given.

Verse 9

perfect in

(See Scofield "Matthew 5:48").

Verse 21

sinned

Sin. (See Scofield "Romans 3:23").

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Bibliographical Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 2 Corinthians 12". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/srn/2-corinthians-12.html. 1917.