Cormforteth (parakalwn). See on 1 Corinthians 1:3-7 for this word. The lowly (tou tapeinou). See on "Mt 11:29". Literally, low on the ground in old sense ( Ezekiel 17:24 ). Low in condition as here; James 1:9 . In 2 Corinthians 10:1 regarded as abject. In this sense in papyri. "Humility as a sovereign grace is the creation of Christianity" (Gladstone, Life, iii, p. 466). By the coming (en th parousiai). Same use of parousia as in 1 Corinthians 16:7 which see. See also 2 Corinthians 7:7 ; 2 Corinthians 10:10 .