Uncover the meaning of the biblical idea of holiness. For we are not unaware of his schemes. all of Greece south of Macedonia; see map, 2288). is the author of this letter (see 1:1; 10:1). He told us about your longing, your mourning, and your zeal for me, so that I rejoiced all the more. 9 Another reason I wrote you(J) was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. Copyright 2002 © Zondervan. 18Along with Titus, we are sending the brother who is praised by all the churches for his work in the gospel. 3We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no one can discredit our ministry. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they show their ignorance. Are they Israelites? 15Neither do we boast beyond our limits in the labors of others. So I said goodbye to them and went on to Macedonia. 2 Corinthians chapter 12 KJV (King James Version) 1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. 1Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is dismantled, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. The first epistle is both practical and instructional, but this one is intensely personal and autobiographical. What is a covenant? New International Version (NIV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the NEW, 2Co 7:16; 8:22; Gal 5:10; 2Th 3:4; Phm 21, S Ro 1:1; 2Co 4:3, 4; 8:18; 9:13; 1Th 3:2, 2Co 7:6, 13; 8:6, 16, 23; 12:18; Gal 2:1, 3; Tit 1:4, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Chronological Study Bible: Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Luke, Comfort Print, NIV, Biblical Theology Study Bible, Comfort Print: Follow God’s Redemptive Plan as It Unfolds throughout Scripture. After writing the severe letter, Paul had second thoughts. The Tenderness of Tough Love (2 Cor. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. God Loves a Cheerful Giver(Leviticus 22:17-33). 15What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? 15Confident of this, I planned to visit you first, so that you might receive a double blessing. and that they constitute a separate letter. 22And we are sending along with them our brother, whose earnestness has been proven many times and in many ways, and now even more so by his great confidence in you. 5:1–8), Personal Accountability Before God (2 Cor. 2 For if I cause you pain, who is there to make me glad but the one whom I have pained? 10And this is my opinion about what is helpful for you in this matter: Last year you were the first not only to give, but even to have such a desire. It seems that Paul wrote as many as four letters to the church at Corinth: 7 Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him,(I) so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 4was caught up into Paradise. 3It is clear that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. ch. Because I do not love you? For more general information please see the following reading list. Paul explains the reason for the changes in his itinerary (chs. 16Be that as it may, I was not a burden to you; but crafty as I am, I caught you by trickery. 21God made Him who knew no sin to be sinb on our behalf, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2:1 But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness. 6And He has qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.