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Commentaries for 2 Corinthians Chapter 1

A Personal Greeting

Just as we open our letters today with the conventional "Dear John," so Paul begins his letters in the way that was characteristic of the casual Greek letter of his day: A to B, greetings...
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Praise for Divine Encouragement in Times of Trouble

Parents today commonly use the full name of their child to express rebuke...
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Encouragement in the Midst of Suffering

Rare indeed is the life that is free from all trial and hardship...
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A Secure Hope

Paul concludes his eulogy with the statement Our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort (v...
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News of a Near-Death Experience in Asia

Verse 8 of chapter 1 marks the point at which Paul moves from the eulogy to the body of the letter...
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Paul Defends His Ministry

We have all faced criticism at one time or another...
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The Corinthians' Complaints

The Corinthians were complainers as well (1 Cor 10:10, "Do not grumble") and took the opportunity of Titus's visit with the severe letter to communicate a number of criticisms they had against Paul...
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