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The People of the Kingdom

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Watch our Read Scripture video on 2 Corinthians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. There is one Read Scripture video dedicated to 2 Corinthians, which aims to help you see its unique contribution to the story of Jesus, but also how it works within the Bible’s overall framework.

In 2 Corinthians, Paul resolves his conflict with the Corinthians by showing how the scandal of the crucifixion turns our value systems upside-down.

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2 CORINTHIANS: (RS)

 

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The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the

CORINTHIANS

SINCE Paul’s first letter, the Corinthian church had been swayed by false teachers
who stirred the people against Paul. They claimed he was fickle, proud,
unimpressive in appearance and speech, dishonest, and unqualified as an apostle
of Jesus Christ. Paul sent Titus to Corinth to deal with these difficulties, and upon
his return, rejoiced to hear of the Corinthians’ change of heart. Paul wrote this letter
to express his thanksgiving for the repentant majority and to appeal to the
rebellious minority to accept his authority. Throughout the book he defends his
conduct, character, and calling as an apostle of Jesus Christ.
 
 

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To distinguish this epistle from First Corinthians, it was given the title Pros
Korinthious B, the “Second to the Corinthians.” The A and B were probably later
additions to Pros Korinthious.

Greeting

1

1 PAUL, aan apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and bTimothy our brother,

To the church of God which is at Corinth, cwith all the saints who are in all Achaia:

2 aGrace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Comfort in Suffering

3 aBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
4 who acomforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any 1trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
5 For as athe sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our 1consolation also abounds through Christ.
6 Now if we are afflicted, ait is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that aas you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.

Delivered from Suffering

8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of aour 1trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life.
9 Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should anot trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead,
10 awho delivered us from so great a death, and 1does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us,
11 you also ahelping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on 1our behalf bfor the gift granted to us through many.

Paul’s Sincerity

12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in 1simplicity and agodly sincerity, bnot with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.
13 For we are not writing any other

CHAPTER 1 References

1 a2 Tim. 1:1
b1 Cor. 16:10
cCol. 1:2
2 aRom. 1:7
3 a1 Pet. 1:3
4 aIs. 51:12;
66:13 1tribulation
5 a2 Cor. 4:10
1comfort
6 a2 Cor. 4:15;
12:15
7 a[Rom. 8:17] 8 aActs 19:23
1tribulation
9 aJer. 17:5, 7
10 a[2 Pet. 2:9] 1NU shall
11 aRom. 15:30
b2 Cor. 4:15;
9:11 1M your
behalf
12 a2 Cor. 2:17
b[1 Cor. 2:4] 1The opposite
of duplicity
14 a2 Cor. 5:12
bPhil. 2:16
15 a1 Cor. 4:19
bRom. 1:11;
15:29
16 a1 Cor.
16:3–6
17 a2 Cor. 10:2;
11:18
18 a1 John
5:20 1message
19 aMark 1:1
b1 Pet. 5:12
c2 Cor. 1:1
d[Heb. 13:8] 20 a[Rom.
15:8, 9] 21 a[1 John
2:20, 27] 22 a[Eph. 4:30] b[Eph. 1:14] 23 aGal. 1:20
b1 Cor. 4:21
24 a[1 Pet. 5:3] bRom. 11:20
1rule

CHAPTER 2 References

1 a2 Cor. 1:23
2 a2 Cor. 7:8
3 a2 Cor. 12:21
bGal. 5:10
4 a[2 Cor. 2:9;
7:8, 12] 1tribulation
5 a[1 Cor. 5:1] bGal. 4:12

2 CORINTHIANS 2:5

things to you than what you read or understand. Now I trust you will understand, even to the end
14 (as also you have understood us in part), athat we are your boast as byou also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus. Sparing the Church
15 And in this confidence aI intended to come to you before, that you might have ba second benefit—
16 to pass by way of you to Macedonia, ato come again from Macedonia to you, and be helped by you on my way to Judea.
17 Therefore, when I was planning this, did I do it lightly? Or the things I plan, do I plan aaccording to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes,Yes, and No, No?
18 But as God is afaithful, our 1word to you was not Yes and No.
19 For athe Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, bSilvanus, and cTimothy—was not Yes and No, dbut in Him was Yes.
20 aFor all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.
21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and ahas anointed us is God,
22 who aalso has sealed us and bgiven us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
23 Moreover aI call God as witness against my soul, bthat to spare you I came no more to Corinth.
24 Not athat we 1have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for bby faith you stand.

2

1 But I determined this within myself, athat I would not come again to you in sorrow.
2 For if I make you asorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me? Forgive the Offender
3 And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, aI should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, bhaving confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all.
4 For out of much 1affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, anot that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you.
5 But aif anyone has caused grief, he has not bgrieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe.

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2 CORINTHIANS 2:6

6 This punishment which was inflicted aby the majority is sufficient for such a man,
7 aso that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow.
8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him.
9 For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are aobedient in all things.
10 Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For 1if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ,
11 lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices.

Triumph in Christ

12 Furthermore, awhen I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and ba 1door was opened to me by the Lord,
13 aI had no rest in my spirit, because I did not find Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I departed for Macedonia.
14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us 1diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ aamong those who are being saved and bamong those who are perishing.
16 aTo the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And bwho is sufficient for these things?
17 For we are not, as 1so many, apeddling2 the word of God; but as bof sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.

6 a1 Cor. 5:4, 5
7 aGal. 6:1
9 a2 Cor. 7:15;
10:6
10 1NU
indeed, what I
have forgiven,
if I have forgiven
anything,
I did it
for your sakes
12 aActs 16:8
b1 Cor. 16:9
1Opportunity
13 a2 Cor. 7:6,
13; 8:6
14 1manifests
15 a[1 Cor.
1:18] b[2 Cor.
4:3] 16 aLuke 2:34
b[1 Cor. 15:10] 17 a2 Pet. 2:3
b2 Cor. 1:12
1M the rest
2adulterating
for gain

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PSALM 149

Praise to God for His Salvation and Judgment

PRAISE1 the LORD!

1 aSing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the assembly of saints.

2 Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; Let the children of Zion be joyful in their aKing.
3 aLet them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For athe LORD takes pleasure in His people; bHe will beautify the 1humble with salvation.

PSALM 149 References

1 aPs. 33:3
1Heb. Hallelujah
2 aJudg. 8:23;
Zech. 9:9;
Matt. 21:5
3 aPs. 81:2
4 aPs. 35:27
bPs. 132:16
1meek
5 aJob 35:10
6 aHeb. 4:12
9 aDeut. 7:1, 2
b1 Cor. 6:2
1Heb. Hallelujah

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them asing aloud on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, And aa two-edged sword in their hand,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations, And punishments on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings with chains, And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 aTo execute on them the written judgment— bThis honor have all His saints.

1Praise the LORD!

 
 

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