2 Corinthians 1:19

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. 2 Corinthians 1:19

This verse shows us that Silas is the same as Silvanus mentioned elsewhere. With one name or another, he is mentioned in Acts and some of the epistles.… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 1:18

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. 2 Corinthians 1:18

Paul’s words here have been construed in various ways. The two predominant views are 1) that this is an oath. “As God is faithful, so are my words to you,” or 2) that God will vindicate him in his words to them.… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 1:17

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Monday, 1 June 2015

Therefore, when I was planning this, did I do it lightly? Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes, Yes, and No, No? 2 Corinthians 1:17

In a round about way of explaining why he chose not to come to Corinth, as he originally planned and as he noted in the preceding verses, Paul asks rhetorically, “When I was planning this, did I do it lightly?”… Read the rest

2 Corinthians 1:15

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Saturday, 30 May 2015

And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit— 2 Corinthians 1:15

The “confidence” that Paul is referring to is his statement in verse 13 which said, “I trust you will understand, even to the end.” In other words, Paul had said something in his previous letter to them which had not come to pass and he wanted them to know that he was not just saying one thing and arbitrarily doing another thing.… Read the rest

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