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2 Corinthians Chapter 2

2 Corinthians 2:1
2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come
    again to you in {a} heaviness.

    (a) Causing grief among you, which he would have done if he
        had come to them before they had repented.

2 Corinthians 2:3
2:3 And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should
    have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having {b}
    confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all.

    (b) For I trusted that you would immediately take that out
        of the way which you knew I was discontented with,
        considering how you are persuaded that my joy is your
        joy.

2 Corinthians 2:5
2:5 {1} But if any have caused grief, he hath not {c} grieved
    me, but {d} in part: that I may not {e} overcharge you all.

 (1) He passes to another part of this epistle: which
     nonetheless is put among the first, and to which he returns
     afterwards: and he handles the releasing and unloosing of
     the incestuous person, because he seemed to have been given
     sufficient testimony of his repentance.  And this shows the
     true use of excommunication, that is, that it proceeds not
     from hatred, but from love, and so end, lest if we keep it
     up, we serve Satan the devil.
     (c) As if he said, "All that sorrow is so completely wiped
         away, that I have never felt it."
     (d) As for me, says Paul, I have no more to do with him.
     (e) Lest I should overcharge him who is burdened enough as
         it is, which burden I would be glad if it were taken
         from him.

2 Corinthians 2:7
2:7 So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to {f} forgive [him],
    and comfort [him], lest perhaps such a one should be
    swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

    (f) That whereas before you punished him sharply, you should
        now forgive him.

2 Corinthians 2:8
2:8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would {g} confirm [your]
    love toward him.

    (g) That at my entreaty you would declare by the consent of
        the whole church, that you take him again as a brother.

2 Corinthians 2:10
2:10 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 {h} person of Christ;

     (h) Truly, and from the heart.

2 Corinthians 2:11
2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant
     of his {i} devices.

     (i) Of his mischievous counsel and devilish will.

2 Corinthians 2:12
2:12 {2} Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ's
     gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

 (2) He returns to the confirmation of his apostleship, and
     brings forth both the testimonies of his labours, and also
     of God's blessing.

2 Corinthians 2:14
2:14 Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to
     triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the {k} savour of
     his knowledge by us in every place.

     (k) He alludes to the anointing of the priests, and the
         incense of the sacrifices.

2 Corinthians 2:15
2:15 {3} For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them
     that are saved, and in them that perish:

 (3) He denies that anything should be taken away from the
     dignity of his apostleship, because they saw that it was
     not received with like success in every place.  But rather
     very many rejected and detested him, seeing that he
     preached Christ not only as a saviour of those that
     believe, but also as a judge of those that condemn him.

2 Corinthians 2:16
2:16 To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to
     the other the savour of life unto life. {4} And who [is]
     sufficient for these things?

 (4) Again, he dismisses all suspicion of arrogance, attributing
     all things that he did to the power of God, whom he serves
     sincerely, and with honest affection.  And he makes them
     witnesses of this, even to the sixth verse of the next
     chapter 2 Corinthians 2:17 - 3:6.

2 Corinthians 2:17
2:17 For we are not as many, which {l} corrupt the word of God:
     but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God
     speak we in Christ.

     (l) We do not handle it craftily and covetously, or less
         sincerely than we ought.  And he uses a metaphor, which
         is taken from hucksters, who used to play the false
         harlot with whatever came into their hands.



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