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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Corinthians 6:2


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    King James Bible - 2 Corinthians 6:2

    (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

    World English Bible

    for he says, "At an acceptable
    time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you." Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Corinthians 6:2

    For he saith: In an accepted
    time have I heard thee; and in the day of salvation have I helped thee. Behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    (For he saith, I have heard thee in a
    time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

    Greek Textus Receptus


    λεγει
    3004 5719 V-PAI-3S γαρ 1063 CONJ καιρω 2540 N-DSM δεκτω 1184 A-DSM επηκουσα 1873 5656 V-AAI-1S σου 4675 P-2GS και 2532 CONJ εν 1722 PREP ημερα 2250 N-DSF σωτηριας 4991 N-GSF εβοηθησα 997 5656 V-AAI-1S σοι 4671 P-2DS ιδου 2400 5628 V-2AAM-2S νυν 3568 ADV καιρος 2540 N-NSM ευπροσδεκτος 2144 A-NSM ιδου 2400 5628 V-2AAM-2S νυν 3568 ADV ημερα 2250 N-NSF σωτηριας 4991 N-GSF

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge

    VERSE (2) -
    Isa 49:8; 61:2 Eze 16:8 Lu 4:19; 19:42-44 Heb 3:7,13; 4:7

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:2

    (porque dice: En tiempo aceptable te he oído, y en día de salud te he socorrido; he aquí ahora el tiempo aceptable; he aquí ahora el día de la salud).

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Corinthians 6:2

    Verse 2. For he saith] That is,
    God hath said it, by the prophet Isaiah, Isa. xlix. 8; which place the apostle quotes verbatim et literatim from the Septuagint. And from this we may at once see what is the accepted time, and what the day of salvation. The advent of the Messiah was the wxr ty eth ratson, the time of God's pleasure or benevolence, of which all the faithful were in expectation; and the day of salvation, h[w wy yom yeshuah, was the time in which this salvation should be manifested and applied. The apostle therefore informs them that this is the time predicted by the prophet; and the ministry of reconciliation being exercised in full force is a proof that the prophecy is fulfilled; and therefore the apostle confidently asserts, Behold, NOW is this accepted time, NOW the Messiah reigns, NOW is the Gospel dispensation, and therefore NOW is the day of salvation; that is, the very time in which the power of God is present to heal, and in which every sinner believing on the Lord Jesus may be saved.

    I rather think that this second verse should be read immediately after the last verse of the preceding chapter; as where it now stands it greatly disturbs the connection between the first and the third verses. I will set down the whole in the order in which I think they should stand. chap. v. 20: Now then we are ambassadors for Christ; as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ's stead, to be reconciled to God. For he hath made him a sin-offering for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him: for he saith, "I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

    Immediately after this, the sixth chapter will very properly commence, and we shall see that the connection will be then undisturbed:- We then, as fellow workers, beseech you also, that ye receive not this grace of God in vain, giving no offense in any thing, that this ministry be not blamed. This change of the place of the second verse, which every one allows must, if it stand here, be read in a parenthesis, preserves the whole connection of the apostle's discourse, and certainly sets his argument before us in a stronger light. Let us review the whole: 1. God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, chap. v. 18. 2. He appointed the apostles to proclaim to mankind the doctrine of reconciliation, chap. v. 19. 3. The apostles, in consequence, proclaim this doctrine; and show that Christ was a sacrifice for sin, and that through him we may be perfectly saved, chap. v. 20, 21. 4.

    They show also that all this was agreeable to the declaration of God by the prophet Isaiah, Isa. xlix. 8, where he predicts the days of the Messiah, and the grace then to be communicated, 2 Cor. vi. 2. 5. The apostle then, speaking in the person of all his fellow labourers, who had this ministry of reconciliation intrusted to them, exhorts them not to receive such a benefit of God in vain, ver. 1. He exhorts those who had embraced the Gospel not to put a stumbling block in the way of others, by acting irreligiously, lest this ministry of reconciliation should be reproached on their account, ver. 3. 7. He shows what conscientious and scrupulous care he and his fellow apostles took to preach and walk so that this ministry might have its full effect, ver. 4, &c.

    This view of the subject, if I mistake not, shows a beautiful consistency throughout the whole.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted , etc..] These words are a citation from ( Isaiah 49:8) and are spoken by the Father to Christ, declaring he had heard him, as he always did. He heard him when he put up that prayer to him, recorded ( John 17:1-26) for the glorification of himself, by strengthening him as man in his work, by raising him from the dead, setting him at his own right hand, and giving him the glory he had with him before the world was; for the good of his people, the preservation of those that were called, the conversion of them that are called, and the glorification of all the Father had given him: he heard him in the garden, and answered him; the will of God was done according to his desire, and his will was conformed to the will of his Father, and he was delivered from the fear of death; his ends in his prayer there were answered, which were to show the greatness of his sufferings, the impossibility of man's salvation in any other way, and that there could be no alteration made in the methods of obtaining it. He heard him on the cross with respect to the deliverance of him from man, with regard to his being forsaken by God, and for the forgiveness of his enemies. Now this period of time in which he was heard on account of these several things, is called a time accepted; or, as in the Hebrew text, wxr t[ , a time of good will, or acceptance; a season in which God expressed good will to the sons of men, by sending his own Son to work out salvation for them; this was good will to men, and not to angels, to such as were ungodly, enemies, sinners, and the worst of sinners: it was a time very grateful to him; it was the accepted year of the Lord; the sufferings, sacrifice, satisfaction, and righteousness of his Son were well pleasing to him; because his purposes, promises, and covenant transactions had their accomplishment, his perfections were glorified, and his people saved. And it was a time of acceptance, or an acceptable time to men, since it was the day of their salvation, and therefore must be exceedingly agreeable to all such who see their need of it, know the worth of it, and are sensible that there is no other way of salvation than by him. And in the day of salvation have I succoured thee . These words are still spoken to Christ, who whilst he was in human nature, working out the salvation of his people, by his obedience, sufferings, and death, was succoured, or helped by his Father. This help was promised to him as man, and he expected it, and exercised faith on God for it, and which was actually and punctually given him; and which is no instance of weakness in Christ, who is the mighty God, and was mighty to save; but an indication of the Father's regard to the human nature of Christ, and of his concern for the salvation of men; and also shows what power and strength were necessary to accomplish it. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation .

    These are the words of the apostle, applying the former to the present Gospel dispensation; which he introduces with prefixing a behold to each sentence, in order to raise both attention to, and admiration at what is delivered: now is the accepted time ; not that the Gospel dispensation is a milder dispensation of things, in which God will accept of an imperfect sincere obedience to his law, in the room of a perfect one; or in which Christ is now offered to sinners, and it is left to them whether they will accept of him or not: but it is so called, because God and Christ now testify their good will to the sons of men, and are ready to accept of, and embrace poor sensible sinners coming to them; and because the Gospel publishes salvation by Christ, which, as it is worthy of their acceptation, cannot but be acceptable to them: now is the day of salvation: now is salvation preached, as being done, already obtained by Christ for sinners, the chief of sinners; it is now brought home to their souls by the ministration of the Gospel under the influence of the Spirit of God; now sinners are convinced of their need of it, and that it cannot be had elsewhere; now they are made to submit to Christ, to be saved by him, and him alone, are encouraged to believe in him, and are by him actually possessed of it. Now is, and not yesterday was, the day of salvation; and now, and that for ever, that is, as long as the Gospel dispensation continues; for it will be always now till all the elect of God are gathered in. This day of grace and salvation will never be over till that time comes; it is still now is the day of salvation: though men may have long withstood the ministration of the Gospel, and notwithstanding their manifold sins and transgressions. There is no withstanding the now of grace when it comes with the power of the Holy Ghost.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-10 - The gospel is a word of grace sounding in our ears. The gospel day is day of salvation, the means of grace the means of salvation, the offer of the gospel the offers of salvation, and the present time the prope time to accept these offers. The morrow is none of ours: we know no what will be on the morrow, nor where we shall be. We now enjoy a da of grace; then let all be careful not to neglect it. Ministers of the gospel should look upon themselves as God's servants, and act in ever thing suitably to that character. The apostle did so, by much patienc in afflictions, by acting from good principles, and by due temper an behaviour. Believers, in this world, need the grace of God, to arm the against temptations, so as to bear the good report of men withou pride; and so as to bear their reproaches with patience. They have nothing in themselves, but possess all things in Christ. Of suc differences is a Christian's life made up, and through such a variet of conditions and reports, is our way to heaven; and we should be careful in all things to approve ourselves to God. The gospel, when faithfully preached, and fully received, betters the condition even of the poorest. They save what before they riotously spent, and diligentl employ their time to useful purposes. They save and gain by religion and thus are made rich, both for the world to come and for this, when compared with their sinful, profligate state, before they received the gospel.


    Greek Textus Receptus


    λεγει
    3004 5719 V-PAI-3S γαρ 1063 CONJ καιρω 2540 N-DSM δεκτω 1184 A-DSM επηκουσα 1873 5656 V-AAI-1S σου 4675 P-2GS και 2532 CONJ εν 1722 PREP ημερα 2250 N-DSF σωτηριας 4991 N-GSF εβοηθησα 997 5656 V-AAI-1S σοι 4671 P-2DS ιδου 2400 5628 V-2AAM-2S νυν 3568 ADV καιρος 2540 N-NSM ευπροσδεκτος 2144 A-NSM ιδου 2400 5628 V-2AAM-2S νυν 3568 ADV ημερα 2250 N-NSF σωτηριας 4991 N-GSF

    Vincent's NT Word Studies

    2. He saith, etc. From
    Isa. xlix. 8, after Septuagint. The Hebrew is: "In the time of favor I answer thee, and in the day of salvation I succor thee." The words are addressed to the servant of Jehovah, promising to invest him with spiritual power, that he may be a light to Israel and to others. Paul, taking the words in their messianic sense, urges that now is the time when God thus dispenses His favor to Christ, and through Him to men. The application turns on the words acceptable time; a time in which God receives. As He receives, receive ye Him.

    The accepted time (kairov euprosdektov). Rev., acceptable. Paul uses for the simple adjective of the Septuagint a compound "well-received," which is stronger, and which occurs mostly in his own writings. See Rom. xv. 16, 31; 1 Pet. ii. 5; and compare acceptable year, Luke iv. 19.


    Robertson's NT Word Studies

    6:2 {Behold, now is the acceptable time} (idou nun kairos euprosdektos). Here is another "Pauline parenthesis" (Plummer) as in #5:7 by the quotation from #Isa 49:8. The LXX has dektos (dektoi) verbal of decomai, but Paul employs the double compound (eu, pros, dektos), well-received. It occurs in Aristophanes, Plutarch, inscription, etc.


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