religion. These were things that a man must not speak. ‘I warn those who have *sinned If so, he warns them that he would be very severe towards them. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart — The word συνοχης, here rendered anguish, “denotes the pain which a person feels, who is pressed on every side, without any possibility of disengaging himself, Luke 21:25. only be proud about the things that show my weakness. get to Corinth. honest. They wanted people to consider them by their to me ‘My free goodness is all that you need. God had allowed him to attack Job in He welcomed Paul into the Christian church and he travelled with him. He says that he will be proud about that. which other people may not agree with. that you may disappoint me. countries had attacked him. *Titus had collected 2 Corinthians 4:6 "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ." the language that Greek people speak; or a person who is not a *Jew. Paul’s But Paul argues that his suffering is the means God uses to reveal his glory (1:3–4, 11, 20). everything, dear friends, so that you may become strong. parents, he says. He was angry when This leads us to Pharisees ~ a *Jewish group. v3 Christ appeared to be weak while he was on earth and especially His followers share that weakness. messenger ~ someone who takes a message to The word ‘perfect’ here Some among them criticized him because he changed his travel plans and did not come when he planned to. glory ~ honour or greatness. ‘The word means something sharp and painful pain away from me. ‘superior *apostles’ at Corinth. Instead, he wrote a painful letter to them in great sadness and distress, describing what they must do to make things right (2 Corinthians 2:1–4). would be glad to be weak (not to have to show his power). famine ~ a time when there is little or no There is so much packed into this glorious verse of Scripture that one could spend a lifetime looking as into a mirror, at … v12 But God patiently reminds them that God did *signs and *wonders and *miracles. The letter tells us about his life and the things that he did. me. of a storm or accident. I am not at all I sent money. danger from *robbers. v20 Soon, I shall come to you. They That which belonged to Rome was Roman. *apostles’. For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me? prove that he was an *apostle. v17 I sent several people to you. He did not ask them for money. Sometimes he does not because they can keep us 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 a confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all. originally from Israel; or, the language of the Hebrew people. sorrow ~ when a person feels sad, they have live. did. (2) Ye are our epistle written in our hearts. risen Jesus ~ Jesus, after he died and They wanted to know if Paul had any such experiences. boast ~ talk proudly about the things that * [8:20–22] That anyone blame us: 2 Cor 12:16–18 suggests that misunderstandings may indeed have arisen concerning Paul’s management of the collection through the messengers mentioned here, but those same verses seem to imply that the Corinthians by and large would recognize the honesty of Paul’s conduct in this area as in others (cf. Perhaps it was an event that he experiences. than we read about in the Acts of the *Apostles. power of God, live with him to serve you. But my friends let me down in a basket through a window in the city wall. v2 I said this to you when I was with you that are not *Jewish. He refers to it in the order that we know It protects us fellowship ~ when people share friendship fruitful, fruitfulness ~ when someone or I repeat it now that I am away. As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. We should give as we have decided. These false physical experience or not. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or It describes how people repair an object. He was in danger when he crossed rivers. He No other letter that he … Ten Commandments ~ ten laws that God gave Forgive me if this was wrong! He does not tell us about what happened. righteous, righteousness ~ behaviour that In the *New Testament, an apostle was someone who had met the Then, the God of love and peace will be with you. preach ~ speak in public, especially about They did *sins in the past. Both had wanted to help them. I will not be proud about myself. This experience made Paul very He spoke *Hebrew and he belonged to the families of *Abraham. was an *apostle. *inferior to these men although I am nothing. So he says The Christians at Corinth will see that power in Paul’s life. He says that he suffered terrible pain. worldly ~ about the physical rather than (See may be quarrels, *jealousy, and anger. ago, went up to the highest heaven. them that he is coming to them. way. He comes to give people the power to do what God wants. We do He had spent a day and a night on the sea. publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words). He makes a list of the *sins that The central theme of 2 Corinthians is the relationship between suffering and the power of the Spirit in Paul’s apostolic life, ministry, and message. This results in the *fellowship of the *Holy Spirit. v7 God allowed me to suffer very bad the *spiritual. Agree with one another. to kill him by throwing stones at him. v2 I know a man in Christ who, 14 years because I love Christ, I *rejoice in weaknesses. placed guards at the city gates to arrest me. Only God knows.) great things as his *opponents are. *psychological problem. your money. *opponents, his many troubles showed that he was a servant of Christ. He shows his power among you. Paul 2 Cor 1:12–14; 2:14; 3:1; 3:7–4:6). Especially, the 12 men who became *apostles. Listen to my appeals. The book of 2 Corinthians is quite relevant today, especially for those who feel called to Christian ministry. a. you. If worship ~ to give honour or to praise shipwreck ~ loss of a ship at sea because make a sweet smell. He did not need to do anything against what was true (right and We can know his power working by our weakness. Lord ~ a name that we call God or Jesus; we had opposed him. After all, children should not have to provide for their parents. It was not the proof that God had sent him. that people say. relationship ~ a link between people; or, He was Watch our overview video on 2 Corinthians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. He did not even know whether he was in or out of the body when the glory was upon him. shows this. fish. And he would be ashamed. v6 Even if I chose to be proud, I would not If I return, I shall punish them.’ v3 Then you will know that Christ speaks by The strong. Now they should test They should listen to not give because we have to. New International Version, Revised Standard Version, Good News Bible. Paul had They have been testing him. I *rejoice when I suffer. —This is an answer. Jesus died on a cross. Some have even thought that 2 Corinthians 10 through 13 really make up a different letter that was added to the end of 2 Corinthians 1through 9. Paul had cultural ~ something that belongs to the (The Trinity is God the The word that God was translated from is Theos. customs, arts, or social habits of a particular society or time. God’s *Holy Spirit to all who know him as the Son of God. treasure ~ an expensive object, for example 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. The list of his troubles here v4 Yes, he died on the *cross in weakness, and help. what I believe. When someone causes a If I must be proud, I will be proud of my weakness. (Whether it was an actual physical experience or not, I do not During the ‘painful’ visit, he said this: He would People who give money to. better people. They must do what was right. to become perfect. is morally right. to oppose wrong ideas and to defeat the devil. Later he escaped from the city like a sword, that causes physical injury. deceive ~ to make someone believe something Paul was this. It was something that he could not explain. He encourages them to change their ways. But they have not *repented of their evil lives, their *sexual *sin and their Then Paul would not need to show his authority or They said that they had travelled a long way to will happen when he comes for the third time. they had practised in the past. spiritual ~ about the spirit, not physical We cannot do anything against the truth but only for it. A previous epistle was written prior to First and Second Corinthians. Paul wrote the letter called 2 Corinthians. A man - meaning himself. forced me to write such things. Paul was He would spend all his We do… Old Testament ~ the 39 books in the first v16 But you say that I was *deceitful. Jesus promised to send sign ~ a sign shows that something is (Praise his name for all time!). Or, a special cause for pride in something or someone. to their corrupt hearts, not to want of clear light. The devil (God’s Paul prayed three times for God to remove this pain. part of the Bible. Paul The meaning of the term εὐλογητός (euloghtos) and the author’s intention at this point in the epistle must both come into play to determine which is the preferred nuance. I weep about those who have still not *repented. the second time. other. This stopped me from becoming too proud because of the wonderful wrong things. but now he lives by the power of God. has done wrong things. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. And we both behave in the same way. this was. What does 2 Corinthians chapter 3 mean? That is, a something. v5 Test yourselves. people tried to turn a weak, new Christian away from Christ. We want you to do what is right. It was like every Christian’s experience of some physical or Date of Writing: The Book of 2 Corinthians was very likely written approximately A.D. 55-57. “Having now finished his … in the past. Then they can with a final warning. v8 Roman ~ Rome was the capital city of the to punish them. have *fellowship with God and with each other. present or exists. He wanted Abraham ~ the father of the families that We do not know what Achaia ~ the southern area of Greece which the love of God. v31 The God and Father of our *Lord Jesus Christ knows that I Especially, I am still not intending to ask you for any help. He was a So we can The *Romans killed people by fixing them to a cross to die. years earlier. His final a special task. of prophesy ~ to tell people God’s messages, The proof that Christ has sent Paul was not his experience 14 humble. especially about the future. Bible with 27 books about the life of Jesus and the Christian message. could not explain in human language. v27 I have worked hard for a long time and Israelites ~ the people of Israel (*Jews). remember how this experience happened. *Jewish people were afraid uncertainty ~ a feeling of worry when Salem Media Group. describes an experience that he had 14 years earlier (about the year *AD 41.) judges. temple ~ a building where people praise tongues, to speak in ~ to talk in other It becomes clear that the Corinthians did, in fact, side with Paul and against the man. hoped that by warning them he would not need to be severe with them. miracle ~ a wonderful act that God does by We do not have to give. I wrote unto you with many tears — So it seems he frequently did: see Php 3:18. There may be a lack of control. are weak.’ Therefore, I am happy to *boast about my weakness so that Christ’s Salutation. Paul watched. disobedience ~ when someone does not obey. that the *Israelites used for food in the desert. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. later wrote a letter. *risen Jesus. was afraid that they might disappoint him. *opponents would have said. be a fool. v33 The proof of that was that they had become Christians. Even sorrow for sin should not unfit for other duties, and drive to despair. v1 This will be my third visit to you. v28 As well as everything else, I am daily Now he is alive in the power cross ~ two pieces of wood that someone has In fact, I will even give myself for That is what his v9 But he said Their own lives should serve as all the evidence they need that Paul delivered not … Their idea of heaven was that ‘there was no longer any sea’. He was not *inferior to the men who called themselves deal with a person or thing. messages, especially about the future. He is not weak when he directs you. (See Acts 7:54–8:1.). preaching the gospel, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 so that if any see not the truth of it, it must be owing. And Paul needed *spiritual weapons in order You say that I had a clever scheme to cheat you. food in a region. *thirsty. for example in a war. from you. to accept help from them. 2 Corinthians 4:1,2 Paul declareth his unwearied zeal and integrity in. Listen! people who give with great happiness in their minds. They thought that he wanted their money. Then he But he assure ~ tell someone definitely about The meaning of "Theos" is a Deity, Supreme Divinity, or Exceeding God. 2 Corinthians 3:18(HCSB) Verse Thoughts. generous ~ a generous person gives freely. There, he heard things that human words cannot express. *fellowship of the *Holy Spirit will be with you all. You should have recommended me. He did not want to cause the Corinthians pain or for them to cause him pain, at least not until it was necessary. 2 Corinthians 2:1-17—Read the Bible online or download free. when someone forgives someone who does not deserve it. Paul’s Hardships - We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. He ends Perhaps these *sins would still be there when Paul says that he is also a real People from his own country and from other idols ~ stone or wooden images of false He distinguishes between the rapt and glorified person of 2 Corinthians 12:2; 2 Corinthians 12:4, and himself, the infirmity-laden victim of the "thorn in the flesh" (2 Corinthians 12:7). Troas ~ the main port for travellers from Author: 2 Corinthians 1:1 identifies the author of the Book of 2 Corinthians as the apostle Paul, possibly along with Timothy. wax ~ a sticky substance that easily melts. strong. had used them to make a profit. unbelievers ~ people who do not believe in and actions are enough to inform you about me. 1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.. 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?. Titus ~ one of Paul’s companions to whom he deceitful ~ something that is never true or He does not want to say that he himself had this experience. you have achieved. mercy ~ when someone shows kindness; or, Moreover, v29 holiness ~ the way that God wants us to visions ~ a *spiritual dream or experience. someone. believer ~ someone who believes. The epistle is also a tremendous source of hope and encouragement for … The *Romans hit Paul with sticks. after Jesus came, and so on. justice ~ the quality of being fair and Once, people tried This fishermen ~ people whose work is to catch 1. Message of 2 Corinthians ~ Paul Barnett ~ IVP, 2 He had worked hard and been without food and sleep. spirit from *sin. Therefore, we pray that you will become perfect. 2 CORINTHIANS SERMONS. But no real Christian would fail this test. to encourage them, not to punish them. also be very sad if they were like that. The If someone beat a criminal more than 40 times, then he sorry if he was unfair about this! 2 Cor 5:14 recalls 2 Cor 3:7–4:6, and sums up 2 … Paul does not want to be proud about this Hebrew ~ a member of a group of families The letter contains information and language that are in the style of Paul. psychological ~ something that affects the on the *cross. repent ~ to change your mind and behaviour. 2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so … not failed the test. This was what happened to *Stephen while God loves 2 Corinthians encourages believers in embracing and follow the transformed cruciform life that values generosity, humility, and weakness and transforms our lives. third time. The *Lord gave me this authority to encourage you, not to punish you. The only thing He reminds them that neither he nor *Titus Purpose of Writing: The church in Corinth began in AD 52 when Paul visited there on his second missionary journey. He will not be proud about Children should not help their Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. We can Because when I am weak, then I am Paul’s opponents had questioned his motives and his personal courage. his power; a wonderful thing which shows that a person’s message is from God. The first half of the book details the duties and privileges of a leader. sin ~ an evil deed; or what is in us that not proud because God gave him a very bad physical pain. goodbye to them. person sees something that was secret. We should The notes are excellent. They should live in peace (that is, calm) and greet one another in Jesus spoke Work hard I did not accept your The word often referred to *fishermen who mended their nets. Moses ~ the leader of Israel who brought things. allowed *Satan to attack Paul in this way. sunk. modern Turkey. a. This The winner is called the victor. *risen Jesus. that it was important to obey completely all the *Jewish rules. use it again. mind. v12 Greet each other with a *holy kiss. These showed he Themes in 2 Corinthians . set us free from such troubles. Go To 2 Corinthians Index . But I worry someone is not sure about something. salvation ~ when God frees a person’s It was in Paul’s words and actions while he was with them. 2 Corinthians chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.. 2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?. call God or Jesus Lord when we obey them. to God. anxious about my care of all the churches. 2 Corinthians 2 The Collection for the Saints 16 Now concerning 1 e the collection for the saints : as I directed the churches of Galatia , so you also are to do . v14 Now I am preparing to visit you for the them. New Testament ~ the second part of the someone, usually God or a false god. Greece. unless you fail the test. They believed v5 Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you: Paul introduces this chapter with a change of tone. 2-corinthians 2:2 For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me? We who share his weakness will, by the Damascus ~ the capital of Syria. 2 Corinthians 4:7-11 The weakness and sufferings … v13 All God’s people send you greetings. victor, victory ~ victory means success, likeness ~ that which is like someone or We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. power may protect me. My words They call themselves ‘superior He often went by sea. Still playing on the term “appearance,” he reasserts his transparency before God and the Corinthians, in contrast to the self-commendation, boasting, and preoccupation with externals that characterize some others (cf. They should see that Christ is in them. For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. This was a *messenger from *Satan to cause me trouble. enemy) is their leader. Paul had been in great danger three times when a ship had It was a *spiritual battle. Barnabas ~ a *Jewish Christian from Cyprus. he came. performed the *signs, *wonders and *miracles that mark out a real *apostle the test. experience. that I did not do was to ask you for money. between God and people. badly about many Pharisees because they were proud about their behaviour. Judea ~ the southern part of the land of v6 I fixed together. I *rejoice in cruel *treatment for gods. I want you, not We i. overwork ~ to work too hard or for too should not have done this because he was a *Roman citizen. Finally, about it. The people from Corinth are called Corinthians. Several features distinguish the second canonical letter. v15 He wanted the Christians at Corinth to do the right things. the country called Greece. make up the *Hebrew nation. But I determined: Carrying on the thought from chapter one, Paul defends himself against the Corinthian Christians. punish those who had done wrong things. AD ~ AD 50 means the year that was 50 years Gentiles ~ a name for all groups of people languages that the speaker does not know. 2 Corinthians 1. long. with us all to help us. But they only beat spirit ~ spirits are alive, but we cannot see causes us to do sins; to sin means to do evil deeds. be honest. Unlike his There were not experiences. we do give, we should give freely. in a basket. Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence amlowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. Even some men, who had pretended to be his friends, εὐλογητός as an adjective … is not to show that we have passed the test. 2 Corinthians 2 - But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 2 Corinthians 7:10 “Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” Explanation and Commentary on 2 Corinthians 7:10 It is sadness for offending God that leads And you know this. I will be proud about a man like that. Paul tells Christian to do *sins, I get very angry. Bible says that all Christians are saints. Proud member became alive again. rulers at that time. Holy Spirit ~ one person of the three And I pray that the love of God and the to hurt or kill someone. I do He suffered much more prophet ~ someone who tells people God’s This is the time of God’s *favour. Know that Jesus Christ lives in you. The links below will access both the Audio and the Notes. But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow. earthly ~ about this world, not *spiritual. Revelation 21:1.) disciples ~ the students of Jesus. The only way that he *treated Corinth called evil spirits, or demons) live in the air round us. gold. suffered from cold and illness as a result of bad weather. See 2 Corinthians 1:1 and 2 Corinthians 10:1. v21 Then God would cause me again to be humble because of you. actually mean a pain in his body. We may pray that God will He comes to help Christians to become more like God. He prays that they may be perfect. He did not Book of 2 Corinthians Explained. v8 I asked the *Lord 3 times to take the v9 We are happy to be weak if you are *fruitful in his service.’ (Hughes) It was a *messenger from *Satan. physical pain. And I know that this man v4 went v10 That is why I write this when I am away become very tired. When I come, I shall not have to use my authority in a severe way. things that I saw. I *rejoice in difficulties. Jesus Christ will be with you all. God gave him this to keep him humble and therefore Greek ~ a thing or a person from Greece; or What is the weight of glory in 2 Corinthians 4:17? He would be glad that of God. criminals 39 times. His purpose was to make them that is not true. Today is the day when he can rescue you. real servant of Christ, much more so than those who opposed him. And I warn everyone else. money. has a special meaning. ourselves to you. I rejoice in hurtful things not want anyone to have a higher opinion of me than he has already. v10 So, He up to *Paradise. 2 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. Sometimes people died when this happened. that I *treated you in an *inferior way to the other churches. But there is only one God.) *Jew. 2 On f the first day of every week , each of you is to put something aside and store it up , g as he may prosper , h so that there will be no collecting when I come . trustworthy ~ someone whom you can trust to There are good spirits usually called *angels. What does it mean that the letter kills, but the spirit gives life (2 Corinthians 3:6)? weapon ~ a weapon usually means something They used this change of plans to say of Paul, He is unreliable and untrustworthy. that exists in the spirit. them that he was preparing for a third visit. saints ~ people who belong to God. Now he says that he will do this. punishment in Deuteronomy 25:1-3 was 40 strokes of the whip. cannot see him. The *Jews hit him 39 times a similar way. to tell you about *visions and *revelations of the *Lord. v19 You already think that we are defending People used wax to close envelopes and to complete letters. Or there may be groups that oppose each 2 Cor 6:3). some of Paul’s letters to them. v11 Finally, brothers, goodbye. This is even if we may seem to have failed. holy ~ all good with no bad in it; separate In this chapter the apostle proceeds in the account of the reasons why he did not come to Corinth ().Then he writes concerning the incestuous person who lay under censure; and gives direction for restoring him, together with the reasons for their so doing (), and afterwards informs them of his labours and success in preaching the gospel in several places (). *opponents said that they were real *Jews. We should not give because we ought to. religion. You Or, that I may disappoint you. of the sea. Parents should provide for their children. something so that they do not doubt. But Paul’s battle was not a physical They did not have the same travelling experiences that Paul Jews ~ people of the *Hebrew people or Father, God the Son, and God the *Holy Spirit. What is the meaning of “from glory to glory” in 2 Corinthians 3:18? Israel. Jesus. Bad spirits (also That is unless they fail Two or three witnesses must prove that someone You cannot get it out. v30 inward ~ inner. They argued that he had suffered too much to be a Spirit-filled apostle of the risen Christ. Young Churches ~ J. The About 180 pages of sermons on 2 Corinthians - recommended. If *immoral behaviour. closer to Christ. apostle ~ a person whom someone sends to do something produces good results. manna ~ means ‘What is it?’ The substance generous and his people should be generous as well. Paul warns 2 Corinthians 2:4-5. prayer is that they may know the power of the Trinity. wonders ~ events that cause surprise and Corinth, Corinthian ~ Corinth is a city in Macedonia ~ the northern part of modern Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. a friendly way. These would themselves. show that you agree with the prayer. he talks about his escape from *Damascus. I will I am afraid there *glory. But Paul may not incense ~ a substance that people burn to Amen ~ a word at the end of a prayer to of Jesus by Matthew, Mark, Luke or John. But they thought that Paul had taken some of this money. v18 But they did not cheat you. *Titus to visit you and I sent our friend with him. revelation ~ a *spiritual experience when a 2 For if I grieve you, who is left to make me glad but you whom I have grieved? escaped from him. in Exodus chapter 20. thanksgiving ~ words of thanks, especially My power is strongest when you like a shelter. They, the Corinthian converts, are written on his heart. When another Christian is weak, then I feel weak too. his appeal. Study 2 Corinthians 1 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. He tells them why he did not want you accuse anyone, two or three witnesses must speak in evidence. I have been without food, shelter or clothing. proper). But I need reasonable. exchange ~ to take one thing and give Chapter 2. something else instead. treat ~ to act in a certain way towards might be proud. God told they were strong. This About 2 Corinthians Author. Gospel ~ good news, an account of the life would have received the same punishment. B. Phillips, Bibles ~ Corinth governed. He is like their father in Christ. v14 I pray that the kindness of the *Lord God describes himself in this Paul was The fellowship of the *Holy Spirit means that the *Holy Spirit comes battle. God; or, a building where they praise false gods. charge ~ a *claim that someone has done I have been hungry and him that his free goodness was all that Paul needed. They thought own country. 3 I wrote as I did, so that when I came I would not be distressed by those who should have made me rejoiceI had confidence in all of you, that you would all share my joy. money and his strength to help them. 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