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  • PARALLEL HISTORY BIBLE - 1 Corinthians 2:3

    CHAPTERS: 1 Corinthians 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16     

    VERSES: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16




    LXX- Greek Septuagint - 1 Corinthians 2:3

    και 2532 εγω 1473 εν 1722 ασθενεια 769 και 2532 εν 1722 φοβω 5401 και 2532 εν 1722 τρομω 5156 πολλω 4183 εγενομην 1096 5633 προς 4314 υμας 5209

    Douay Rheims Bible

    And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

    King James Bible - 1 Corinthians 2:3

    And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

    World English Bible

    I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.

    Early Church Father Links

    Npnf-103 iv.i.iii.i Pg 15, Npnf-103 iv.i.iii.i Pg 15, Npnf-103 v.iii.xl Pg 14, Npnf-103 v.iii.xl Pg 14, Npnf-109 iv.v Pg 25, Npnf-112 iv.vii Pg 10, Npnf-112 iv.xxv Pg 4, Npnf-113 iv.v.ii Pg 14, Npnf-211 iv.v.viii.xx Pg 9

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    1Corinthians 2:3

    Early Christian Commentary - (A.D. 100 - A.D. 325)

    Anf-01 Pg 9
    Comp. 1 Cor. iv. 13. The meaning is, “My love to you is so great, that I am ready to be or to do all things for you.”

    What, then, again says the prophet? “The assembly of the wicked surrounded me; they encompassed me as bees do a honeycomb,”1501


    Anf-01 v.ii.viii Pg 3
    It is difficult to translate περίψημα in this and similar passages; comp. 1 Cor. iv. 13.

    you, who are of the540

    540 Literally, “and the.”

    most holy Church of the Ephesians, which is so famous and celebrated throughout the world. They that are carnal cannot do those things which are spiritual, nor they that are spiritual the things which are carnal; even as faith cannot do the works of unbelief, nor unbelief the works of faith. <index subject1="Holy Spirit" title="53" id="v.ii.viii-p4.1"/>But ye, being full of the Holy Spirit, do nothing according to the flesh, but all things according to the Spirit. Ye are complete in Christ Jesus, “who is the Saviour of all men, specially of them that believe.”541


    Anf-01 v.ii.xviii Pg 2
    Again, περίψημα, translated “offscouring,” 1 Cor. iv. 13.

    for the sake of the cross, which is a stumbling-block607


    Anf-02 Pg 33.1

    Npnf-201 iii.xii.xxiii Pg 15

    Anf-02 vi.v Pg 110.1

    Anf-03 vi.vii.x Pg 10
    Isa. lxiv. 8; 2 Cor. iv. 7.

    With our own servant-boys,9119

    9119 Servulis.

    if they assume to themselves the right of vengeance on their fellow-servants, we are gravely offended; while such as make us the offering of their patience we not only approve as mindful of humility, of servitude, affectionately jealous of the right of their lord’s honour; but we make them an ampler satisfaction than they would have pre-exacted9120

    9120 Præsumpsissent.

    for themselves. Is there any risk of a different result in the case of a Lord so just in estimating, so potent in executing? Why, then, do we believe Him a Judge, if not an Avenger too? This He promises that He will be to us in return, saying, “Vengeance belongeth to me, and I will avenge;”9121


    Anf-03 Pg 52
    2 Cor. iv. 7.

    should not be regarded as belonging to the God who owns the vessels? Now since God’s glory is, that so great a treasure is contained in earthen vessels, and since these earthen vessels are of the Creator’s make, it follows that the glory is the Creator’s; nay, since these vessels of His smack so much of the excellency of the power of God, that power itself must be His also! Indeed, all these things have been consigned to the said “earthen vessels” for the very purpose that His excellence might be manifested forth. Henceforth, then, the rival god will have no claim to the glory, and consequently none to the power. Rather, dishonour and weakness will accrue to him, because the earthen vessels with which he had nothing to do have received all the excellency! Well, then, if it be in these very earthen vessels that he tells us we have to endure so great sufferings,5729


    Anf-03 v.viii.xliv Pg 4
    Ver. 7.

    meaning of course the flesh, which is meant—that the flesh shall be destroyed, because it is “an earthen vessel,” deriving its origin from clay; or that it is to be glorified, as being the receptacle of a divine treasure? Now if that true light, which is in the person of Christ, contains in itself life, and that life with its light is committed to the flesh, is that destined to perish which has life entrusted to it? Then, of course, the treasure will perish also; for perishable things are entrusted to things which are themselves perishable, which is like putting new wine into old bottles. When also he adds, “Always bearing about in our body the dying of the Lord Jesus Christ,”7574


    Anf-01 iii.ii.v Pg 9
    Comp. 2 Cor. iv. 12.

    they are insulted, and repay the insult with honour; they do good, yet are punished as evil-doers. When punished, they rejoice as if quickened into life; they are assailed by the Jews as foreigners, and are persecuted by the Greeks; yet those who hate them are unable to assign any reason for their hatred.

    Anf-03 Pg 53
    2 Cor. iv. 8–12.

    in which we bear about with us the very dying of God,5730

    5730 Oehler, after Fr. Junius, defends the reading “mortificationem dei,” instead of Domini, in reference to Marcion, who seems to have so corrupted the reading.

    (Marcion’s) god is really ungrateful and unjust, if he does not mean to restore this same substance of ours at the resurrection, wherein so much has been endured in loyalty to him, in which Christ’s very death is borne about, wherein too the excellency of his power is treasured.5731


    Anf-03 Pg 60
    2 Cor. iv. 16.

    not meaning by an eternal perdition after death, but by labours and sufferings, in reference to which he previously said, “For which cause we will not faint.”5737


    Anf-03 Pg 61
    2 Cor. iv. 16.

    Now, when he adds of “the inward man” also, that it “is renewed day by day,” he demonstrates both issues here—the wasting away of the body by the wear and tear5738

    5738 Vexatione.

    of its trials, and the renewal of the soul5739

    5739 Animi.

    by its contemplation of the promises.

    Anf-03 v.viii.xvi Pg 5
    2 Cor. iv. 16.

    —that clay, of course, which at the first was inscribed with the title of a man, not of a cup or a sword, or any paltry vessel.  Now it is called a “vessel” in consideration of its capacity, whereby it receives and contains the soul; but “man,” from its community of nature, which renders it in all operations a servant and not an instrument. Accordingly, in the judgment it will be held to be a servant (even though it may have no independent discretion of its own), on the ground of its being an integral portion of that which possesses such discretion, and is not a mere chattel.  And although the apostle is well aware that the flesh does nothing of itself which is not also imputed to the soul, he yet deems the flesh to be “sinful;”7377


    Anf-03 v.viii.xl Pg 4
    2 Cor. iv. 16.

    Now, neither the soul by itself alone is “man” (it was subsequently implanted in the clayey mould to which the name man had been already given), nor is the flesh without the soul “man”: for after the exile of the soul from it, it has the title of corpse. Thus the designation man is, in a certain sense, the bond between the two closely united substances, under which designation they cannot but be coherent natures. As for the inward man, indeed, the apostle prefers its being regarded as the mind and heart7545

    7545 Animum.

    rather than the soul;7546

    7546 Animam.

    in other words, not so much the substance itself as the savour of the substance. Thus when, writing to the Ephesians, he spoke of “Christ dwelling in their inner man,” he meant, no doubt, that the Lord ought to be admitted into their senses.7547


    Anf-03 Pg 57
    2 Cor. iv. 16–18.

    —in other words, not to the present, but to the future? But if it be of the future life of Christ that he speaks, intimating that it is to be made manifest in our body,5734


    Anf-02 vi.iv.i.i Pg 11.1

    Anf-03 v.viii.xl Pg 10
    2 Cor. vii. 5.

    then, in order to make the soul a fellow-sufferer with the body, he adds, “We were troubled on every side; without were fightings,” which of course warred down the flesh, “within were fears,” which afflicted the soul.7551


    Anf-03 v.viii.xl Pg 11
    Same verse.

    Although, therefore, the outward man decays—not in the sense of missing the resurrection, but of enduring tribulation—it will be understood from this scripture that it is not exposed to its suffering without the inward man. Both therefore, will be glorified together, even as they have suffered together. Parallel with their participation in troubles, must necessarily run their association also in rewards.

    Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 2

    VERSE 	(3) - 

    1Co 4:10-13 Ac 17:1,6-12; 20:18,19 2Co 4:1,7-12,16; 6:4; 7:5; 10:1,10


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