In 2 Corinthians 1:8, what does Paul mean by ἐξαπορέομαι?
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In 2 Corinthians 1 what does Paul mean by ἐξαπορέομαι?
exaporeó: to be utterly at a loss, be in despair
Original Word: ἐξαπορέομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (ex-ap-or-eh'-om-ahee)
Definition: to be utterly at a loss, be in despair
Usage: I am utterly without resource, am in despair.
Paul’s statement at 2 Corinthians 1:8-10 concerning the very grave danger experienced in the district of Asia, where Ephesus was located, and of God’s rescuing him from it. Paul encountered at Ephesus. (Acts 19:23-41) It may thus have been one of the several “near-deaths” Paul underwent in his ministry. 2Corinthians 11:23
2 Corinthians 1:8-10 (NASB)
8 "For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction
which came to us in [a]Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond
our strength, so that we despaired even of life; 9 [b]indeed, we had
the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in
ourselves, but in God who raises the dead; 10 who delivered us from so
great a peril of death, and will deliver us, [c]He on whom we have set
our hope. And He will yet deliver us,"
Some renderings of the verse by other translations.
2 Corinthians 1:8
Good News Translation
We want to remind you, friends, of the trouble we had in the province
of Asia. The burdens laid upon us were so great and so heavy that we
gave up all hope of staying alive.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we want you to know, brethren, concerning the affliction that we
had in Asia, that we were afflicted greatly beyond our power, until we
were close to losing our lives.
In 2 Corinthians 1:8 what does Paul mean by ἐξαπορέομαι? "very uncertain even "
2 Corinthians 1:8
8 "For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in [a]Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we were very uncertain even of our life."