The Second Epistle to the Corinthians , commonly referred to as Second Corinthians or in writing 2 Corinthians , is a Pauline epistle of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The epistle is attributed to Paul the Apostle and a co-author named Timothy, and is addressed to the church in Corinth and Christians in the surrounding province of Achaea, in modern-day Greece.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Epistle_to_the_Corinthians
2 Corinthians 1:8 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 8:1; 13:11. 2 Corinthians 1:12 Many manuscripts holiness
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2 Corinthians 1 King James Version (KJV). 1 Paul, an apostle...
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Present Weakness and Resurrection Life - Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it ...
The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, commonly referred to as Second Corinthians or in writing 2 Corinthians, is a Pauline epistle of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The epistle is attributed to Paul the Apostle and a co-author named Timothy , and is addressed to the church in Corinth and Christians in the surrounding province of ...
- Summary of The Book of 2 Corinthians
This summary of the book of 2 Corinthians provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of 2 Corinthians.
Paul is the author of this letter (see 1:1; 10:1). It is stamped with his style and contains more autobiographical material than any of his other writings.
The available evidence indicates that the year a.d. 55 is a reasonable estimate for the writing of this letter. From 1Co 16:5-8 it may be concluded that 1 Corinthians was written from Ephesus before Pentecost (in the late spring) and that 2 Corinthians may have been written later that same year before the onset of winter. 2Co 2:13; 7:5 indicate that it was probably written from Macedonia.
The opening greeting of the letter states that it was addressed to the church in Corinth and to Christians throughout Achaia (the Roman province comprising all of Greece south of Macedonia; see map, 2288).
It seems that Paul wrote as many as four letters to the church at Corinth: (1) the letter referred to in 1Co 5:9 (see note there); (2) 1 Corinthians; (3) the \\"severe\\" letter (see 2Co 2:3-4; see also below); (4) 2 Corinthians. After writing 1 Corinthians Paul continued his ministry at Ephesus until he heard that his letter had not completely accomplished its purpose. A group of men had come to Corinth who presented themselves as apostles. They were false teachers who were challenging, among ot...
Because of the occasion that prompted this letter, Paul had a number of purposes in mind: 1. To express the comfort and joy Paul felt because the Corinthians had responded favorably to his painful letter (1:3-4; 7:8-9,12-13). 2. To let them know about the trouble he went through in the province of Asia (1:8-11). 3. To explain why he had changed his travel plans (1:12 -- 2:4). 4. To ask them to forgive the offending party (2:5-11). 5. To warn them not to be \\"yoked together with unbelievers\\" (6...
The structure of the letter relates primarily to Paul's impending third visit to Corinth. The letter falls naturally into three sections: 1. Paul explains the reason for the changes in his itinerary (chs. 1 - 7). 2. Paul encourages the Corinthians to complete their collection in preparation for his arrival (chs. 8 - 9). 3. Paul stresses the certainty of his coming, his authenticity as an apostle and his readiness to exercise discipline if necessary (chs. 10 - 13).
Some have questioned the unity of this letter (see above), but it forms a coherent whole, as the structure above shows. Tradition has been unanimous in affirming its unity (the early church fathers, e.g., knew the letter only in its present form). Furthermore, none of the early Greek manuscripts breaks up the book.
1. Apologetic: Paul's Explanation of His Conduct and Apostolic Ministry (chs. 1-7) 1. Greetings (1:1-2) 2. Thanksgiving for Divine Comfort in Affliction (1:3-11) 3. The Integrity of Paul's Motives and Conduct (1:12;2:4) 4. Forgiving the Offending Party at Corinth (2:5-11) 5. God's Direction in Ministry (2:12-17) 6. The Corinthian Believers -- a Letter from Christ (3:1-11) 7. Seeing the Glory of God with Unveiled Faces (3:12;4:6) 8. Treasure in Clay Jars (4:7-16a) 9. The Prospect of Death and...
2 Corinthians 1. 1. 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, ...
- Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia
- Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
- Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
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- But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
- For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
- 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.
- 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.
2 Corinthians Greeting. 1 Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God, and c Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, d with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia: 2 e Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. God of All Comfort
- There is no need for me to write to you about this service to the Lord’s people.
- For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action.
- But I am sending the brothers in order that our boasting about you in this matter should not prove hollow, but that you may be ready, as I said you would be.
- For if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we—not to say anything about you—would be ashamed of having been so confident.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. for. 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.