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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Corinthians 7



Verse 1

dearly beloved. Greek agapetos. App-135.

from. Greek. apo. App-104.

fllthinees = pollution. Greek. molusmos. Only here. The verb occurs in 1 Corinthians 8:4.

spirit. App-101. Flesh and spirit being put for the whole person.

perfecting. Greek. epiteleo. App-125.

holiness. Greek. hagiosune. See Romans 1:4.

in. Greek. en App-104.

God. App-98.

Verse 2

Receive = Make room for. Greek. choreo. See John 21:25. Compare 2 Corinthians 6:11, 2 Corinthians 6:13.

wronged. Greek. adikeo. See Acts 7:24.

no man. Greek. oudeis.

corrupted. Greek. phtheiro. See 1 Corinthians 3:17.

defrauded. Greek. pleonekteo. See 2 Corinthians 2:11. Figure of speech Asyndeton (App-6) in this verse, also in verses: 2 Corinthians 7:4, 2 Corinthians 7:5, 2 Corinthians 7:7.

Verse 3

not. Greek. ou. App-105.

to condemn you = for (Greek. pros. App-104.)

condemnation. Greek. katakrisis. See 2 Corinthians 3:9.

to die, &c. Literally unto (Greek. eis) the dying, &c.

die = die with. Greek. sunapothnesko. Only here, Mark 14:31. 2 Timothy 2:11.

live with. Greek. aurae. See Romans 6:8.

Verse 4

boldness of speech. Greek. parrhesia. See 2 Corinthians 3:12.

toward. Greek. pros. App-104.

glorying. Greek. kaucheaia. See Romans 3:22.

of = on behalf of. Greek. huper. App-104.

filled. Greek. pleroo. App-125.

comfort = the comfort. Gm paraklesis. See 2 Corinthians 1:3. Perhaps referring to 2 Corinthians 7:6.

am exceeding joyful. Literally overabound (Greek. huperperisseuo. See Romans 5:20) with the joy.

in = upon. Greek. epi. App-104.

tribulation. Greek. thiipsis. See 2 Corinthians 1:4.

Verse 5

into. Greek. eis. App-104.

Macedonia. This was after leaving Troas (2 Corinthians 2:12, 2 Corinthians 2:13), where he was disappointed at not finding Titus.

no. Greek. oudeis.

rest. Greek. anesis. See 2 Corinthians 2:13.

troubled. Greek. thlibo. See 2 Corinthians 1:6.

on. Greek. en. App-104. See 2 Corinthians 4:8.

fightings. Greek. mache. Here, 2 Timothy 2:23. Titus 3:9. James 4:1.

Verse 6

comforteth. Greek parakaleo. App-134.

those that are east down. = the lowly. Greek. tapeinos. See Romans 12:16.

by. Greek. en. App-104. coming. Greek. parousia. See Matthew 24:3.

Verse 7

consolation. Same as "comfort", 2 Corinthians 7:4. Add "also" after "consolation".

when, &c. = telling us (as he did). Greek. anangello. See Acts 14:27.

earnest desire. Greek. epipothesis. Only here and 2 Corinthians 7:11,

mourning. Greek. edurmoa. Only here and Matthew 2:18.

fervent mind = zeal. Greek. zelos. See 2 Corinthians 7:11.

toward = on behalf of. Greek. huper. App-104.

Verse 8

though. Greek. ei. App-116.

made . . . sorry = grieved. Greek. lupeo. See 2 Corinthians 2:2.

With = by. Greek. en, as above.

repent. Greek. metamelomai. App-111. The meaning is that Paul at first regretted he had written so severely, but afterwards changed his mind when he saw the salutary effect of his letter.

perceive = see. Greek. blepo. App-133.

the same = that.

though. App-118.

for. Greek. pros. App-104. App-8.

Verse 9

sorrowed = were grieved.

to = mite. Greek. gin, as in a.

repentance. Greek. metanoia. App-111. Here is the difference between Paul"s repentance and that of the Corinthians. The Corinthians were guilty of sin; Paul might have made an error of judgment.

after a godly manner = according to (Greek. kaki. App-104.) God, i.e. God"s mind and will.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

receive damage = suffer loss. Greek. zemioo. See 1 Corinthians 8:11.

by = from. Greek. ek. App-104.

nothing. Greek medeis.

Verse 10

godly sorrow = grief (Greek. lupe. See 2 Corinthians 2:1) according to God, as in 2 Corinthians 7:9. Compare Psa 51. Matthew 26:75.

worketh. Greek kategazomai, as in 2 Corinthians 4:17, but the texts read ergazomai.

not to be repented of. See App-111.

world. Greek. kosmos. App-129. Compare Saul (1 Samuel 15:24, 1 Samuel 15:30); Judas (Matthew 27:3-5).

Verse 11

behold. Greek. idea. App-133.

carefulness = diligence. Greek. spoude. See Romans 12:8.

wrought = worked. Greek. katergazomai as in 2 Corinthians 7:10.

in. No preposition. Dative case.

clearing of yourselves. Greek. apologia. See Acts 22:1.

indignation. Greek. aganaktesis. Only here, vehement desire. Same as "earnest desire" in 2 Corinthians 7:7.

zeal. See 2 Corinthians 7:7.

revenge = vindication. Greek. ekdikleis.

approved = commended. Greek. sunistemi. See 2 Corinthians 3:1.

clear. Greek. hagnos = pure. Occurs elsewhere. 2 Corinthians 11:2. Philippians 4:8. 1 Timothy 5:22. Titus 2:5. James 3:17. 1 Peter 3:2. 1 John 8:3.

this = the.

Verse 12

unto = to.

for . . . cause. Greek. heineken.

done the wrong. Greek. adikeo, as in 2 Corinthians 7:2.

suffered wrong = been wronged. Same verb. care. Same as "carefulness", 2 Corinthians 7:11.

for = on behalf of. Greek. huper, as in 2 Corinthians 7:4. Some texts read, "your care for us".

appear = be manifested. Greek. phaneroo. App-106.

unto = toward. Greek. pros. as in 2 Corinthians 7:4.

Verse 13

Therefore = Greek.account of (Greek. dia. App-104. 2 Corinthians 7:2) this.

exceedingly. See 2 Corinthians 1:12.

for = upon. Greek. epi, as in 2 Corinthians 7:4.

refreshed. See 1 Corinthians 16:18.

by = from. Greek. apo. App-104.

Verse 14

if. App-118.

boasted = gloried. Greek. kauchaomai. See Romans 2:17.

ashamed. Greek. kataischund. See Romans 5:5.

spake. Greek. laleo. App-121.

even so, &c. = so our glorying also.

boasting = glorying, as in 2 Corinthians 7:4.

before. Greek. epi. App-104.

Verse 15

inward affection. Greek. splanchnon. See 2 Corinthians 6:12.

more abundant. Same as exceedingly, 2 Corinthians 7:13.

toward unto. Greek. eis, as in 2 Corinthians 7:9.

remembereth. Greek. anamimneske. See 1 Corinthians 4:17,

with. Greek. meta. App-104.

fear and trembling. See 1 Corinthians 2:3.

Verse 16

therefore. Omit.

have confidence. Greek. tharreo. See 2 Corinthians 5:6.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 7:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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