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2 Corinthians 2

 

 


Introduction
1Having shown the reason why he came not to them,
6he requires them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person,
10even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him;
12declaring withal why he departed from Troas to Macedonia,
14and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places.

Verse 1
But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
I determined
Ac:; 15:2,37; 1 Corinthians 2:2; 5:3; Titus 3:12
that
4; 1:23; 7:5-8; 12:20,21; 13:10; 1 Corinthians 4:21

Verse 2
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
1:14; 11:29; Romans 12:15; 1 Corinthians 12:26

Verse 3
And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
I wrote
1 Corinthians 4:21; 5:1-13
lest
12:21; 13:1,2
I ought
12:11
having
1:15; 7:6; 8:22; Galatians 5:10; Philemon 1:21

Verse 4
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
out
Leviticus 19:17,18; Psalms 119:136; Proverbs 27:5,6; Jeremiah 13:15-17; Luke 19:41-44; Romans 9:2,3; Philippians 3:18
not
7:8,9,12; 12:15
that you might
11:2

Verse 5
But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
any
Proverbs 17:25; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5,12,13; Galatians 5:10
grieved
Galatians 4:12

Verse 6
Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
punishment
or, censure. which.
13:10; 1 Corinthians 5:4,5; 1 Timothy 5:20

Verse 7
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
ye
Galatians 6:1,2; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13; 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14,15; Hebrews 12:12-15
swallowed
5:4; 2 Samuel 20:19,20; Psalms 21:9; 56:1,2; 57:3; 124:3; Proverbs 1:12; Isaiah 28:7; 1 Corinthians 15:54
overmuch
7:10; Proverbs 17:22; Philippians 2:27; 1 Thessalonians 4:13

Verse 8
Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.
that
Galatians 5:13; 6:1,2,10; Jude 1:22,23

Verse 9
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
that
7:12-15; 8:24; Exodus 16:4; Deuteronomy 8:2,16; 13:3; Philippians 2:22
whether
7:15; 10:6; Philippians 2:12; 2 Thessalonians 3:14; Philemon 1:21

Verse 10
To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave it, for your sakes forgave I it in the person of Christ;
whom ye
5:20; Matthew 18:18; John 20:23; 1 Corinthians 5:4
person
or, sight.

Verse 11
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
11:3,14; 1 Chronicles 21:1,2; Job 1:11; 2:3,5,9; Zechariah 3:1-4; Luke 22:31; John 13:2; Acts 1:25; 1 Corinthians 7:5; Ephesians 6:11,12; 2 Timothy 2:25; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 2:24; Revelation 12:9-11; 13:8

Verse 12
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
when
Acts 16:8; 20:1-6,8
and a
Acts 14:27; 1 Corinthians 16:9; Colossians 4:3; Revelation 3:7,8

Verse 13
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
no rest
7:5,6
Titus
8:6,16,23; 12:18; Galatians 2:1,3; 2 Timothy 4:10; Titus 1:4
I went
Acts 20:1,2

Verse 14
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
thanks
1:11; 8:16; 9:15; Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 3:9; Revelation 7:12
which
Psalms 106:47; 148:14; Romans 8:37; 1 Corinthians 15:37
the savour
15,16; Song of Solomon 1:3; Romans 15:19; Colossians 1:6,23

Verse 15
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
a sweet
Genesis 8:21; Exodus 29:18,25; Ezekiel 20:41; Ephesians 5:2; Philippians 4:18
in them
4:3,4; Isaiah 49:5,6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:10

Verse 16
To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?
the savour of death
Luke 2:34; John 9:39; Acts 13:45-47; 20:26,27; 1 Peter 2:7,8
who
3:5,6; 12:11; 1 Corinthians 15:10

Verse 17
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
which
4:2; 11:13-15; Jeremiah 5:31; 23:27-32; Matthew 24:24; 1 Timothy 1:19,20; 4:1-3; 2 Timothy 2:6-18; 4:3,4; Titus 1:11; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 4:1; 2 John 1:7-11; Jude 1:4; Revelation 2:14,15,20; 12:9; 19:20
corrupt
or, deal deceitfully with.
4:2
but as of sincerity
1:12; 4:2; Acts 20:20,27; Hebrews 11:27
in
or, of.

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-corinthians-2.html.

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