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Paul's second (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.

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What is the difference between God and the Spirit of God? [migrated]

There are passages that appear to establish an identity between God and his Spirit: 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” [John 4:24, ESV] 17 Now the Lord is ...
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Did the Apostle Paul pray to Jesus in 2 Corinthians 12:8-9?

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (ESV): 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” ...
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What is being not regretted in 2 Corinthians 7:10?

2 Corinthians 7:10 reads "For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death" (ESV). Generally, "regret" is ...
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Can a person's spirit leave its body miraculously without causing death?

Ezekiel was sitting in his house. Then was Ezekiel's spirit leaving his body in Ezekiel 8: 1 In the sixth year, in the sixth month on the fifth day, while I was sitting in my house and the elders of ...
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Perfect love that casts out fear vs Fear of God - Are 1 John 4:18 and 2 Corinthians 7:1 talking about different concepts of fear?

1 John 4:18 (ESV): There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 2 Corinthians 7:1 (ESV): Since we ...
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What is the significance of the how-much-more arguments?

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable-- how much more so when brought with evil intent! Matthew 12:11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the ...
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Did Paul believe that he would immediately be with Jesus as soon as he died?

21 For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. 23 But I am hard-pressed from both ...
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Did Paul believe in Out-of-Body Experiences (OBE)?

2 Corinthians 12:2-4 (NASB): 2 I know a man in Christ, who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a man was caught up to the third ...
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Who was the man who went up to paradise?

2 Corinthians 12:3-5 3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one ...
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Is “him” Christ, God, or both?

14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among ...
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Is 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 an assertion that God is three equal Persons?

2 Corinthians 13:11-14 (NIV) reads: 11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be ...
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Was the use of metaphor of “clay jar” used by St. Paul in 2 Cor 4:6-9 appropriate to the context?

We see St.Paul writing to the Corinthians in 2 Cor 4:6-9 (NRSVCE): For it is the God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the ...
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Was Jesus made to be SIN or a SIN OFFERING? [duplicate]

the righteousness of God in him. 2nd Corinthians 5:21 (KJV) I have not found a sufficient examination on this site for the true interpretation of this verse. I read my Russian bible primarily and it ...
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(2 Corinthians 10:5) trying to undersand what Paul meant by “destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God”

2 Corinthians 10:1-10 1 Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am [a]meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent! 2 I ask that when I am ...
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Is there a connection between 2 Cor 5:3 nakedness and Adam and Eve’s nakedness?

Paul in speaking of men, will in the coming age put on an outer covering “if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭ Adam an Eve were naked from the beginning ...
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Is the 3rd heaven the same as the paradise?

Luke 23:43 Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." 2 Corinthians 12:1 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to ...
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Why isn't 2 Corinthians 13:14 in the NRSV?

I was researching references to the trinity in scripture, and although I am aware that the reference in 1 John 5:7 is likely spurious, can't seem to find the verse in the NRSV. There is no note as to ...
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What is Paul longing to be clothed by in 2 Cor 5:4?

2 Corinthians 5:4 (NASB) For indeed while we are in this tent, we grown, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. ...
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Is Paul referring to a specific person in 2 Cor 2:5-8

Is Paul referring to a specific person in 2 Corinthians 2:5-8? If so, what is the “punishment inflicted by the majority” that verse 6 talks about?
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How to reconcile 1 Corinthians 10:13 & 2 Corinthians 1:8?

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will ...
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What is the significance of “creates a new creation” in Numbers 16:30?

A Faithful Version Numbers 16:30 But if the LORD creates a new creation, and the earth opens her mouth and swallows them up with all that they have, and they go down alive into the pit, then you ...
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2 Corinthians 5:17 he is a new creation. Is this hyperbole? [closed]

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
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What is the meaning of 2 Corinthians 5:8 away from the body and at home with the Lord? [duplicate]

2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. This verse is often quoted by pastors to prove that as soon as we have died, we will be ...
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How should 'God' in 2 Cor 13:14 be understood? [closed]

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all. If God includes the Son and the Spirit, it's odd that Paul chose to express his ...
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2 Corinthians 1:12, “simplicity” or “simplicity of heart”?

2 Corinthians 1:12, (DRB): For our glory is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity of heart and sincerity of God, and not in carnal wisdom, but in the grace of God, we have ...
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What is the meaning of “therefore all died” in 2 Corinthians 5:14?

2 Corinthians 5:14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. What is the logic here? What is the meaning of the word "therefore"? ...
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John 17:19, what is the meaning of “I sanctify myself”?

John 17:19, (DRB): And for them do I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. John 17:19, Latin Vulgate: et pro eis ego sanctifico me ipsum ut sint et ipsi sanctificati in ...
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Hebrews 12:9, who is “the Father of spirits”, the Son or God the Father?

Hebrews 12:9 (DRB): Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live? 2 Corinthians 3:17 "the LORD is ...
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2 Corinthians 5:16, what is the meaning of “have known Christ according to the flesh”?

2 Corinthians 5:16 (DRB): Wherefore henceforth, we know no man according to the flesh. And if we have known Christ according to the flesh; but now we know him so no longer. What is the meaning of "...
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2 Corinthians 13:4, what does it mean “crucified through weakness”?

2 Corinthians 13:4 (DRB): For although he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him: but we shall live with him by the power of God towards you. ...
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2 Corinthians 7:1, does Spirit have filthiness (defilement)?

2 Corinthians 7:1 (DRB): Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of the flesh and of the spirit, perfecting sactification in the fear of God. ...
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In 2 Corinthians 11:23 Did Paul say “died oft” or “exposed to death oft”?

2 Corinthians 11:23 KJV; Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I {cf15I am} more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 2 ...
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How does one practically receive the “light of the knowledge” of the Glory of God in 2 Corinthians 4:6?

1) How does one practically receive the "light of the knowledge" of the Glory of God in 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to ...
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In 2 Cor. 12:4 does ἄρρητα and οὐκ ἐξὸν refer to what was not permitted to say or was it what was impossible to put into words?

In 2 Cor. 12:4 does ἄρρητα and οὐκ ἐξὸν refer to what Paul was not permitted but capable of saying or was it what was impossible for Paul to put into words? Looking at the lexicons both meanings are ...
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In 2 Corinthians 8:5, what does it mean for the Macedonians to give firstly to the Lord?

What does it mean for the Macedonian churches to give first to the Lord? Is that contrasted with giving to Paul, by the καὶ ἡμῖν? Is the giving to the Lord the Paul's collection for Jerusalem? Is it ...
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How does the grammar influence the meaning in «ἡ κατὰ θεὸν λύπη» and «ἡ τοῦ κόσμου λύπη» in 2 Corinthians 7:10?

The Greek text of 2 Corinthians 7:10 according to the Nestle-Aland 28th ed. states, Ιʹ ἡ γὰρ κατὰ θεὸν λύπη μετάνοιαν εἰς σωτηρίαν ἀμεταμέλητον ἐργάζεται· ἡ δὲ τοῦ κόσμου λύπη θάνατον κατεργάζεται. ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “fellowship” in 1 Corinthians 1:9 & “communion” in 2 Corinthians 13:14?

What is the difference in meaning between “fellowship” in 1 Corinthians 1:9 & “communion” in 2 Corinthians 13:14? 1 Corinthians 1:9 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship ...
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In 2 Corinthians 10:8 what is meant by “put to shame”?

2Co 10:7-9 ASV(7) Ye look at the things that are before your face. If any man trusteth in himself that he is Christ's, let him consider this again with himself, that, even as he is Christ's, so also ...
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Is Hebrews 8:2 suggesting that the “true tabernacle” is a physical building in the sky?

[Heb 8:2-5 CSB] (2) a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that was set up by the Lord and not man. (3) For every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices; therefore, it was ...
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In 2 Corinthians 5:1-4, why does Paul use a mixed metaphor?

Paul moves from "house" and "tent" to being "clothed" and "naked". Are these all one metaphor? [2Co 5:1-5 NASB] (1) For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a ...
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Who are the “chiefest apostles” in 2Co 11:5?

After Paul scolds the Corinthians for bearing people who preach things not according to Christ, he says: For I reckon that I am not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.(ASV) Paul proceeds to ...
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Why is 2 corinthians 11:6 totally mistranslated? By obvious decievers? Covering up Paul's admittance his satan test was his own word and not doctrine? [closed]

Hidden manna in 2 corinthians 11:6 by uncovering false translations PAUL admitted his test of 1 corinthians 5:5 which was another renedy for saved sinners other than christs blood was his own word ...
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Why leave out tous in greek before all of us and so distort the meaning of 2 corinthians 5? [closed]

Hidden manna UPDATE - THE WORD TRANSLATED RECOMPENSE MEANS TO PROVIDE FOR There are Lying translations IN ALL BIBLES DONE BY THE VATICAN ANTICHRIST GOD SHOWED ME AND CORRECTED 2 corinthians 5-10 ...
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What does “communion of the Holy Spirit” mean in 2 Corinthians 13:14?

What does communion of the Holy Spirit mean in 2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
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In 2 Corinthians 5:17 is the “new creation” immediately completed or a gradual change?

So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I know a change will occur when you give ...
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In Luke 4:19 what year did Jesus announce was the “acceptable year of the Lord”?

Jesus described his mission in terms taken directly from Isaiah: [Luk 4:19 NKJV] (19) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD." mGNT Luke 4:19 κηρύξαι ἐνιαυτὸν κυρίου δεκτόν [Isa 61:2 ...
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What is the difference between “putting on Christ” in Galatians 3:27 and “becoming God's righteousness” in 2 Corinthians 5:21?

What is the difference between putting on Christ in Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ and becoming God's righteousness in 2 Corinthians 5:21 ...
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What are the “fruits of your righteousness” mentioned in 2 Corinthians 9:10?

What are the fruits of your righteousness mentioned in 2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase ...
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What is the “same veil” mentioned in 2 Corinthians 3:14

2 Corinthians 3:13-14 New King James Version (NKJV) 13 unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. 14 ...
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What is the “reconciliation” mentioned in 2 Corinthians 5:20?

What is the reconciliation mentioned in 2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be ...