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Scofield's Reference Notes
2 Corinthians 12

 

 

Other Authors
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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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 2 Corinthians 12:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/2-corinthians-12.html. 1917.

Lectionary Calendar
Monday, June 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 6 / Ordinary 11
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