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

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authority for translation of προς as "with" in 2 Cor 5:8

2 Corinthians 5:8 is a hugely important text for doctrines concerning life after death. It is almost universally translated something like "absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." ...
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Marriage to a non-believer allowed in 1 Corinthians 7:12?

there is a very interesting situation I would like to clarify about being Christian and getting married to a non-believer, in 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 it reads: 14 Do not be unequally yoked together ...
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Does 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 contain an allusion to Sirach 35:10-13?

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 reads (ESV): The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in ...
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In 2 Corinthians 6:17, should it be "unclean thing" or "unclean person"? Did Paul say what he meant and mean what he said?

In 2 Corinthians 6:17, is it referring to the "unclean [thing]" or "unclean [person]"? Did Paul say what he meant and mean what he said?: New American Standard Bible "Therefore, COME OUT FROM ...
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How does a believer behold as in the mirror the glory of the Lord in 2 Corinthians 3:18?

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (...
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2 Corinthians 6:14 - What does "Unequally Yoked" mean?

1. Question - A Reference Request In 2 Corinthians 6:14 - What does the phrase: "Unequally Yoked" - mean? References to Scriptural and Literary Bases Please: Are there any Scriptural or Literary ...
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In 2 Corinthians 6:15, who or what is "Belial"?

2Co 6:15 What harmony exists between the Messiah and Beliar, or what do a believer and an unbeliever have in common? "Belial aka Beliar" is a Hebrew word meaning something like "worthlessness one":...
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Are Romans 10:14-15, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 and Philippians 1:14-18 contradictory?

Are Romans 10:14-15, 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 and Philippians 1:14-18 contradictory? In Romans Paul seems to be saying that the only ones who can preach the gospel and stimulate faith in the hearers are ...
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When does the soul depart the Body like in 2 Cor. 5:8

2 Corinthians 5:8 states: Thus we are full of courage and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. When would the audience of 2 Corinthians have understood the soul to have ...
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How should 1 Corinthians 3:17 be interpreted? If someone is destroyed will that person meet judgement? [duplicate]

To me, a non denomination believer, this verse also applies to defiling someone else's temple. To defile/destroy the temple brings the wrath of God (the Father). The Greek word for "will be destroyed" ...
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In 2 Corinthians 10:6, what does Paul mean by the phrase "when your obedience is fulfilled"?

In 2 Cor. 10:6, it is written, And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. KJV, 1769 καὶ ἐν ἑτοίμῳ ἔχοντες ἐκδικῆσαι πᾶσαν παρακοήν ὅταν πληρωθῇ ὑμῶν ἡ ...
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Did Paul take the Old Testament out of Context?

2 Corinthians 13:1-2 says: “This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” I already gave you a warning when I was with you the ...
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2 Corinthians - how do you tell where the first-person plural (we) is inclusive or exclusive?

In many parts of the 1 Corinthians 2, the first-person plural 'we' often appears to be consistently exclusive, speaking only of Paul/Timothy & the Apostles: Are we beginning to commend ...
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Third Heaven what is it [duplicate]

In 2 Corinthians 12:2 talks about being caught up to the third heaven. What is the third heaven? What does it mean by being caught up to the third heaven?
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2 Corinthians 8:1-14: When is willingness to give counted?

In 2nd Corinthians Paul says: "For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not. For I mean not that other men be eased, ...
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2 Corinthians 5:21 - When and how was Christ, who knew no sin, made "sin"? [duplicate]

In 2 Corinthians 5:21, it is written, God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God. (NET) τὸν γὰρ μὴ γνόντα ἁμαρτίαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ...
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What is the significance of 'earthern vessel' in 'treasure in earthern vessel' of 2 Cor 4:7?

What is the significance of earthen vessel/clay jar in 2 Corinthians 4:7 (NKJV) where Paul talks about the treasure, the light of Christ's gospel? "But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, ...
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In the context of 2 Corinthians 7, does soteria (σωτηρία) in verse 10 refer to salvation or sanctification?

2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death. (NASB) Reading this ...
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Why does Paul change pronouns in 2 Corinthians 4:12?

Why does Paul change the pronoun from us to you in 2 Corinthians 4, verse 12? Paul was honest with his struggles "to do good," but he never explicitly denied the Holy Spirit dwelled within him. In ...
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2 Cor. 10:4: Translation/Understanding of δυνατὰ τῷ θεῷ

The Greek text of 2 Cor. 10:4 according to the Textus Receptus states: τὰ γὰρ ὅπλα τῆς στρατείας ἡμῶν οὐ σαρκικὰ ἀλλὰ δυνατὰ τῷ θεῷ πρὸς καθαίρεσιν ὀχυρωμάτων How should we understand and ...
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What does the Greek for "be reconciled" mean in 2 Corinthians 5:20? [duplicate]

The Greek word for reconciled in 2 Cor 5:20 is καταλλάγητε and parsed an Aorist Passive Imperative - so why do most translations translate this as "be reconciled" giving the reader idea that we need ...
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What is being "judged" in 2 Corinthians 5:10?

In 2 Corinthians 5:10, Paul talks about the judgment seat or the "bema" of Christ. What is being "judged" here? 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may ...
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What is the correct translation of ἁμαρτίαν in 2 Corinthians 5:21? What did God make Jesus?

The Greek text of 2 Cor. 5:21 has been translated in various ways: τὸν γὰρ μὴ γνόντα ἁμαρτίαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησεν ἵνα ἡμεῖς γινώμεθα δικαιοσύνη θεοῦ ἐν αὐτῷ If the translation of ἁμαρτίαν ...
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What is Apostle Paul's "thorn in the flesh"?

2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (AKJV) And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest ...
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Was Paul being facetious when he referred to a man going to Paradise in 2nd Corinthians chapter 12?

In this passage Paul referrers to man who appears to have ascended to the third Heaven, and in reading it seemed to me that Paul was expressing doubt about the man's claims. I was particularly struck ...
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How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25? [closed]

There are several passages in the OT and NT that describe the "forgetfulness of God" with respect to our sins: Isa 43:25 “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, ...
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What is the significance of the perfect ειρηκεν in 2 Cor 12:9?

I found only the American Standard Version that translates ειρηκεν in 2 Corinthians 12:9 as an English perfect: And he hath said unto me (εἴρηκέν μοι), My grace is sufficient for thee.. with the ...
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What do the words "For the letter killeth" mean in 2 Corinthians 3:6

2 Corinthians 3:6 (KJ21) "who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament — not of the letter, but of the Spirit; for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life." Is Paul referring ...
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What "filthiness of the flesh and spirit" is Paul talking about in 2 Cor. 7:1?

What "filthiness of the flesh and spirit" is Paul talking about in 2 Cor 7:1? Firstly, he is talking about himself and his co-workers in the most of chapter 6: We then, as workers together with ...
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Who is the "god of this world" in 2 Corinthians 4:4?

ESV 2 Corinthians 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God....
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Does God have more than one bride? [closed]

If the church is the bride of Christ" Eph. 5, II Cor. 11:2: I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to ...
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1 Corinthians 13:12: "For now we see through a glass, darkly"

I heard that in the following verse: 1 Corinthians 13:12: For now we see through a glass, darkly Paul was in fact using an illustration of a mirror. Can anyone, please, explain this? Is it true ...
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2 Cor 5:20: "be reconciled to God" translation

I heard somewhere that in 2 Corinthians 5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God because of ...
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What does "made him to be sin" mean?

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.—2nd Corinthians 5:21 (ESV) Does it mean that he was made to be sin incarnate, just ...
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Which experts believe Paul "lost" his arguments in 1st Corinthians?

I read on a layman's site about a theory that much of the "reconciliation" in 2nd Corinthians was actually Paul attempting to patch up his relationship with the Corinthian church after his ...
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What is the third heaven that Paul mentions in 2 Corinthians 12:2?

2 Corinthians 12:2 (NIV) 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. What is the "...
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Does 2 Corinthians 9:6 indicate a reaping of earthly wealth?

Does 2 Corinthians 9:6 indicate a reaping of earthly wealth? The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.ESV The ...
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