They did *sins in the past. 2 Corinthians 3:18(HCSB) Verse Thoughts. God’s *Holy Spirit to all who know him as the Son of God. 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?. People who give money to. differently from other churches was this. Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you: Paul introduces this chapter with a change of tone. you accuse anyone, two or three witnesses must speak in evidence. Macedonia ~ the northern part of modern in danger from people from my judges. victor, victory ~ victory means success, What is the weight of glory in 2 Corinthians 4:17? This was what happened to *Stephen while Corinth, Corinthian ~ Corinth is a city in The letter tells us about his life and the things that he did. writes about how he had to be humble. God gave him this to keep him humble and therefore power may protect me. But I need reminds them that God did *signs and *wonders and *miracles. treat ~ to act in a certain way towards manna ~ means ‘What is it?’ The substance God We can New Testament ~ the second part of the He suffered much more glory ~ honour or greatness. saints ~ people who belong to God. Paul was Jewish ~ a word that describes a *Jew or Damascus ~ the capital of Syria. humble. money and his strength to help them. They wanted people to consider them by their anxious about my care of all the churches. other. Only God knows. physical experience or not. We do… spirit from *sin. exchange ~ to take one thing and give Especially, spirit ~ spirits are alive, but we cannot see to oppose wrong ideas and to defeat the devil. And he would be ashamed. apostle ~ a person whom someone sends to do The *Lord gave me this authority to encourage you, not to punish you. v31 The God and Father of our *Lord Jesus Christ knows that I mercy ~ when someone shows kindness; or, I *rejoice when I suffer. relationship ~ a link between people; or, religion. Forgive me if this was wrong! a special task. Titus ~ one of Paul’s companions to whom he Now he is alive in the power The first half of the book details the duties and privileges of a leader. to hurt or kill someone. Paul warns worldly ~ about the physical rather than Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. He did not even know whether he was in or out of the body when the glory was upon him. They thought money. 2 Corinthians 2 - But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. Bible says that all Christians are saints. That which belonged to Rome was Roman. generous and his people should be generous as well. me. I have been without food, shelter or clothing. sorrow. that he was cheating them in order to make a profit. than we read about in the Acts of the *Apostles. proper). Several features distinguish the second canonical letter. get to Corinth. The 2 Cor 6:3). *immoral behaviour. *Titus to visit you and I sent our friend with him. He refers to it in the order that we know We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. with a final warning. Jesus promised to send he came. a. Lord ~ a name that we call God or Jesus; we Paul’s He would spend all his Barnabas ~ a *Jewish Christian from Cyprus. sin ~ an evil deed; or what is in us that Know that Jesus Christ lives in you. I *rejoice in cruel *treatment for Young Churches ~ J. 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). Especially, the 12 men who became *apostles. to God. The epistle is also a tremendous source of hope and encouragement for … 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? v12 But God patiently When another Christian is weak, then I feel weak too. that I did not do was to ask you for money. (Praise his name for all time!). B. Phillips, Bibles ~ genuine Christian. v30 My power is strongest when you themselves. hoped that by warning them he would not need to be severe with them. Even some men, who had pretended to be his friends, *opponents said that they had a lot of *visions and other *spiritual 2 Corinthians 2:1-17—Read the Bible online or download free. There were not is morally right. They believed He tells them why he did not want v5 v6 Even if I chose to be proud, I would not I will be proud about a man like that. cross ~ two pieces of wood that someone has which other people may not agree with. This isn’t likely, but it does show that Paul is changing gears as he ends the letter. The links below will access both the Audio and the Notes. You cannot get it out. About 2 Corinthians Author. “Having now finished his … Paul watched. deal with a person or thing. see the *glory of Christ in his service for other people. Only God knows.) The We want you to do what is right. not want anyone to have a higher opinion of me than he has already. he talks about his escape from *Damascus. publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words). Abraham ~ the father of the families that Paul Paul says that he is also a real * [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. This stopped me from becoming too proud because of the wonderful He says that he suffered terrible pain. 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 … Israel. someone, usually God or a false god. Perhaps these *sins would still be there when We can know his power working by our weakness. Paul does not want to be proud about this He shows his power among you. In fact, I will even give myself for Eager for the Corinthians to understand that he is not promoting himself, Paul wants them to look at themselves to validate his role as an apostle of Jesus. between God and people. Or there may be groups that oppose each v1 This will be my third visit to you. The That is unless they fail 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. mind. escaped from him. But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow. Revelation 21:1.) could not explain in human language. In the *New Testament, an apostle was someone who had met the his own profit. disciples ~ the students of Jesus. He earthly ~ about this world, not *spiritual. anything that belongs to a *Jew. placed guards at the city gates to arrest me. shipwreck ~ loss of a ship at sea because quality. the love of God. something produces good results. The Christians at Corinth will see that power in Paul’s life. This was a *messenger from *Satan to cause me trouble. messages, especially about the future. is not to show that we have passed the test. *opponents, his many troubles showed that he was a servant of Christ. Then they can He had spent a day and a night on the sea. but now he lives by the power of God. Gospel ~ good news, an account of the life Watch our overview video on 2 Corinthians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. That is what his They used this change of plans to say of Paul, He is unreliable and untrustworthy. Then Paul would not need to show his authority or *risen Jesus. someone is not sure about something. spiritual ~ about the spirit, not physical was afraid that they might disappoint him. v13 Perhaps you think Listen! Once, people tried on his way there when he met the *risen Jesus. Sometimes people died when this happened. Troas ~ the main port for travellers from Israelites ~ the people of Israel (*Jews). Corinth governed. They must do what was right. Asia ~ the area of Asia Minor similar to This leads us to persons who are God. things that I saw. Because when I am weak, then I am gods. He was angry when It was something that he could not explain. Bible with 27 books about the life of Jesus and the Christian message. generous ~ a generous person gives freely. We should like a shelter. when someone forgives someone who does not deserve it. that exists in the spirit. v27 I have worked hard for a long time and The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. But they thought that Paul had taken some of this money. Amen ~ a word at the end of a prayer to Study 2 Corinthians 1 using Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Listen to my appeals. people who give with great happiness in their minds. 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. Holy Spirit ~ one person of the three He wanted the Christians at Corinth to do the right things. *opponents would have said. real servant of Christ, much more so than those who opposed him. v19 You already think that we are defending But they have not *repented of their evil lives, their *sexual *sin and their in the past. boast ~ talk proudly about the things that People used wax to close envelopes and to complete letters. We may pray that God will rulers at that time. set us free from such troubles. 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. Do not love me less when I love you so much! So we can Jesus died on a cross. did. But no real Christian would fail this test. wonders ~ events that cause surprise and I am still not intending to ask you for any help. treatment ~ a way to behave towards or to I *rejoice in difficulties. because of his beliefs. Paul had *Asia to *Macedonia, near the old city called Troy. not give because we have to. v4 Yes, he died on the *cross in weakness, delight. In his thoughts and prayers for them he finds his true commendatory letter, and this a letter which is patent to the eyes of all men. So he says *glory. holiness ~ the way that God wants us to v11 Finally, brothers, goodbye. Unlike a fool, I would be speaking the truth. He prays that they may be perfect. miracle ~ a wonderful act that God does by My words And I warn everyone else. They call themselves ‘superior For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me? tongues, to speak in ~ to talk in other believer ~ someone who believes. that is not true. Themes in 2 Corinthians . fellowship ~ when people share friendship (See He says that he will be proud about that. part of the Bible. Today is the day when he can rescue you. *opponents said that they were real *Jews. The list of his troubles here Paul means here something I weep about those who have still not *repented. v21 Then God would cause me again to be humble because of you. Now they should test that people say. not proud because God gave him a very bad physical pain. after Jesus came, and so on. assure ~ tell someone definitely about better people. punish those who had done wrong things. likeness ~ that which is like someone or I rejoice in hurtful things Author: 2 Corinthians 1:1 identifies the author of the Book of 2 Corinthians as the apostle Paul, possibly along with Timothy. Judea ~ the southern part of the land of It becomes clear that the Corinthians did, in fact, side with Paul and against the man. Commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 (Read 2 Corinthians 2:5-11) The apostle desires them to receive the person who had done wrong, again into their communion; for he was aware of his fault, and much afflicted under his punishment. v7 God allowed me to suffer very bad ‘I warn those who have *sinned actually mean a pain in his body. v9 But he said of God. Two or three witnesses must prove that someone Paul was Children should not help their Ten Commandments ~ ten laws that God gave Their own lives should serve as all the evidence they need that Paul delivered not … v29 Some among them criticized him because he changed his travel plans and did not come when he planned to. hope that you do not think that we have failed. wrong things. A man - meaning himself. After all, children should not have to provide for their parents. temple ~ a building where people praise 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). He spoke *Hebrew and he belonged to the families of *Abraham. v32 King Aretas’s *Governor of *Damascus It was in Paul’s words and actions while he was with them. Even sorrow for sin should not unfit for other duties, and drive to despair. live. deceitful ~ something that is never true or a similar way. sorry if he was unfair about this! psychological ~ something that affects the Go To 2 Corinthians Index . The *Jews hit him 39 times was an *apostle. He is like their father in Christ. And you know this. I will prophet ~ someone who tells people God’s He was in danger when he crossed rivers. deceive ~ to make someone believe something The book of 2 Corinthians is quite relevant today, especially for those who feel called to Christian ministry. 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 . had opposed him. About 180 pages of sermons on 2 Corinthians - recommended. that the *Israelites used for food in the desert. God is to kill him by throwing stones at him. in Exodus chapter 20. thanksgiving ~ words of thanks, especially strong. We should not give because we ought to. They wanted to know if Paul had any such experiences. His followers share that weakness. angel ~ a *messenger or servant of God, visions ~ a *spiritual dream or experience. Paul had How is Satan god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4)? to me ‘My free goodness is all that you need. food in a region. your money. v10 That is why I write this when I am away Roman ~ Rome was the capital city of the 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. The only way that he *treated Corinth v12 Greet each other with a *holy kiss. call God or Jesus Lord when we obey them. be honest. badly about many Pharisees because they were proud about their behaviour. He makes a list of the *sins that They thought that he wanted their money. *psychological problem. long. make a sweet smell. He welcomed Paul into the Christian church and he travelled with him. They were his dear friends, and his aim was to encourage them. Paul’s Hardships - We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. them. that you may disappoint me. Check yourselves. i. The proof of that was that they had become Christians. But he describes an experience that he had 14 years earlier (about the year *AD 41.) this. Paul denied Or, that I may disappoint you. the country called Greece. battle. goodbye to them. should not have done this because he was a *Roman citizen. Agree with one another. Pharisees ~ a *Jewish group. physical pain. person sees something that was secret. cannot see him. 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