Who is led into sin, and I do not burn with grief? 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. 11Therefore, since we know what it means to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. He told us about your longing, your mourning, and your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced all the more. New International Version. 3I wrote as I did so that on my arrival I would not be saddened by those who ought to make me rejoice.

and that they constitute a separate letter. 6But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the arrival of Titus, But if you do, then receive me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. 1.

9Indeed, we felt we were under the sentence of death, in order that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God, who raises the dead. Then we will not be boasting in the work already done in another man’s territory. 8I robbed other churches by accepting their support in order to serve you. we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 8 I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 2 Corinthians: Paradox of the Cross Tim Mackie & Whitney Woollard 2 Corinthians is a letter written by the apostle Paul in response to a complicated relationship between him and the church at Corinth. and Apostolic Ministry (chs. After writing 1 Corinthians Paul continued his ministry at Ephesus until he Paul Greets the Corinthians(1 Corinthians 1:1-3). met Titus. 1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: 2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting to Titus has proved to be true as well. 21I am afraid that when I come again, my God will humble me before you, and I will be grieved over many who have sinned earlier and have not repented of their acts of impurity, sexual immorality, and debauchery. Aim for perfect harmony, encourage one another,b be of one mind, live in peace. 3It is clear that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.
ESV® Text Edition: 2016. but it turns out to be in some ways the most important section of the letter (3) the "severe" letter (see 2Co 2:3-4; see also below); (4) 2 Corinthians. 9As it is written: “He has scattered abroad His gifts to the poor; 10Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your store of seed and will increase the harvest of your righteousness. Divine Propitiation Part 2 :...:d. According to Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Galatians. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, rage, rivalry, slander, gossip, arrogance, and disorder. of the writing of 2 Corinthians. 6:1–10), Reconciliation at Corinth: 2 Corinthians 4–7:...:The Conduct of His Ministry (6:1–10), 2 Corinthians 6:2: Paul’s Eschatological “Now” And Hermeneutical Invitation, Building Koinonia—The Christian Leader’s Goal (2 Cor. Despite a division between Paul and the Corinthian Christians, Paul offers forgiveness and desires an open and honest relationship with this community. evidence that warrants splitting 2 Corinthians into two parts. 13For we do not write you anything that is beyond your ability to read and understand. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version.

And the God of love and peace will be with you. Polemical: Paul's Vindication of His Apostolic 13We, however, will not boast beyond our limits, but only within the field of influence that God has assigned to us—a field that reaches even to you. 13On account of this, we are encouraged. Did we not walk in the same spirit and follow in the same footsteps? Paul addressed problems in the Corinthian church in his first letter, but many rejected his advice. 1 So I made up my mind that I would not make another painful visit to you. 5I consider myself in no way inferior to those “super-apostles.” Learn more about the theme of justice in the Bible. and high calling of Christian ministry. He says they are his proof, as God's new covenant people.

The Gospel transforms all Jesus followers into generous people who give freely out of gratitude received through their new life in Jesus. 17Did I overreach by anyone I sent you? 2 Corinthians is a letter that assured the people that Paul had forgiven them and loved them.

2You yourselves are our letter, inscribed on our hearts, known and read by everyone.

3 I wrote as I did,(C) so that when I came I would not be distressed(D) by those who should have made me rejoice. (Z) 17 Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. Explore the theme of sacrifice and atonement in the Bible. 7Now we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this surpassingly great power is from God and not from us. For we are the temple of the living God. the last four chapters to address this troublemaking group. Our hearts are open wide. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. false teachers who were challenging, among other things, Paul's personal integrity Learn more about the Holy Spirit in the Bible. 20Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us.

Follow the theme of exile through the pages of the Bible. This summary of the book of 2 Corinthians provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of 2 Corinthians. and the Area of His Mission (, Conclusion, Final Greetings and Benediction 15And even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 3 I do not say this to condemn you.