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2Co Intro

NOTES ON ST PAUL'S SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS

NOTES ON ST PAUL'S SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS

In this epistle, written from Macedonia, within a yearafter the former, St. Paul beautifully displays his tender affection toward the Corinthians, who were greatly moved by the seasonable severity of the former, and repeats several of the admonitions he had there given them. In that he had written concerning the affairs of the Corinthians: in this he writes chiefly concerning his own; but in such a manner as to direct all he mentions of himself to their spiritual profit.The thread and connexion of the whole epistle is historical: other things are interwoven only by way of digression.

It contains,

 1.The inscription,.................................... C.i. 1, 2II.The treatise itself.  1. In Asia I was greatly pressed; but God comforted me;   as I acted uprightly; even in this, that I have not   yet come to you; who ought to obey me,................... 3                             Cii. 11  2. From Troas I hastened to Macedonia, spreading the   gospel everywhere, the glorious charge of which I   execute, according to its importance,................... 12                             Cvii. 1  3. In Macedonia I received a joyful message   concerning you,....................................... 2-16  4. In this journey I had a proof of the liberality of   the Macedonians, whose example ye ought to follow,                         C.viii.1-C.ix.15  5. I am now on my way to you, armed with the power of   Christ. Therefore obey,................... C.x 1-C.xiii.10   The conclusion........................................ 11-13