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This Epistle was sent to the Corinthians a year or so later than the preceding one. The first chapters are devoted to valuable spiritual advice. Toward the close, Paul learning that some have belittled his importance and position in the Church, asserts the greatness of his labors and the divinity of his mission from Christ.
The Bible and Its Story
F.R. Niglutsch 1906

 

2 CorinthiansChapter 1
The apostle blesses God for comfort in, and deliverance out of troubles 1-11. He professes his own and his fellow-laborers’ integrity 12-14. Gives reasons for his not coming to them 15-24.
2 Corinthians Chapter 2
Reasons for the apostle not coming to Corinth 1-4. Directions about restoring the repentant offender 5-11. An account of his labors and success in spreading the gospel of Christ 12-17.
2 Corinthians Chapter 3
The preference of the gospel to the law given by Moses 1-11. The preaching of the apostle was suitable to the excellency and evidence of the gospel, through the power of the Holy Ghost 12-18.
2 Corinthians Chapter 4
The apostles labored with much diligence, sincerity, and faithfulness 1-7. Their sufferings for the gospel were great, yet with rich supports 8-12. Prospects of eternal glory keep believers from fainting under troubles 13-18.
2 Corinthians Chapter 5
The apostle’s hope and desire of heavenly glory 1-8. This excited to diligence. The reasons of his being affected with zeal for the Corinthians 9-15. The necessity of regeneration, and of reconciliation with God through Christ 16-21.
2 Corinthians Chapter 6
The apostle, with others, proved themselves faithful ministers of Christ, by their unblamable life and behavior 1-10. By affection for them, And by earnest concern, that they might have no fellowship with unbelievers and idolaters 11-18.
2 Corinthians Chapter 7
An exhortation to holiness, and the whole church entreated to bear affection to the apostle 1-4. He rejoiced in their sorrowing to repentance 5-11. And in the comfort they and Titus had together 12-16.
2 Corinthians Chapter 8
The apostle reminds them of charitable contributions for the poor saints 1-6. Enforces this by their gifts, and by the love and grace of Christ 7-9. By the willingness they had shown to this good work 10-15. He recommends Titus to them 16-24.
2 Corinthians Chapter 9
The reason for sending Titus to collect their alms 1-5. The Corinthians to be liberal and cheerful, The apostle thanks God for his unspeakable gift 6-15.
2 Corinthians Chapter 10
The apostle states his authority with meekness and humility 1-6. Reasons with the Corinthians 7-11. Seeks the glory of God, and to be approved of him 12-18.
2 Corinthians Chapter 11
The apostle gives the reasons for speaking in his own commendation 1-14. Shows that he had freely preached the gospel 5-15. Explains what he was going to add in defense of his own character 16-21. He gives an account of his labors, cares, sufferings, dangers, and deliverances 22-33.
2 Corinthians Chapter 12
The apostle’s revelations 1-6. Which were improved to his spiritual advantage 7-10.
The signs of an apostle were in him, His purpose of making them a visit; but he expresses his fear lest he should have to be severe with some 11-21.

2 Corinthians Chapter 13
The apostle threatens obstinate offenders 1-6. He prays for their reformation 7-10.
And ends the epistle with a salutation and blessing 11-14.

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