Relating this biblical text to the liturgical context is no easy thing. Listen. Paul’s so called second letter to the Corinthians is actually the fourth letter that he wrote to Corinth. This is the spirit of this good wish. We are studying 2 Corinthians 13:1-11 for Sunday, November 3 (which is also the kick-off for “Golden Rule 2020,” and is All Saints’ Day, and is time change – “fall back” – Sunday).Our text is Paul’s concluding exhortation to the members of the church in Corinth in the early 50s CE to consider what it really means to be living with the power of God. . phroneo) the same thing. His main thought is that they might be joyfully responsive. It has been properly called, "the green-eyed monster." "Brethren, farewell." Paul has already claimed that the Corinthians have but “one Lord and one God” (1 Corinthians 8:6). 2 Corinthians 13 – Examine Yourselves A. Paul warns the Corinthians to examine themselves before he comes. To fare well, spiritually understood, is to have everything that God can make us happy in. Be perfect—Let your Christian character be perfect and symmetrical. The correct meaning of λοιπόν is “finally” as rendered by the NRSV. Paul’s exhortations urge the Corinthians to demonstrate fruit of the Spirit — particularly joy and peace. Jealousy is an angry, strong, powerful emotion that refuses to tolerate a rival. Christ at his crucifixion, appeared as only a weak and helpless man, but his resurrection and life showed his Divine power. Joy is only possible because of the believers’ citizenship in heaven (Phi1ippians 3:20). God of’ peace—If we drive him not away with our own contentious spirit. Specifically they needed to unite in their attitude to Paul and his authority. He then exhorts them to grow towards full maturity, towards perfection, to enjoy God’s encouragement and comfort, to be like-minded and in unity, and to live at peace. The mention of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit in one breath, however, should not be surprising to any reader of Paul’s letters. When I was a child, &c. — The difference between our present and future conceptions of spiritual things may be illustrated by the knowledge of a child compared to that of a man. Not . 2 Corinthians 13:11-14. ], 2 Corinthians 13:11. “Do what I asked you to do.” Agree. Farewell - meaning [ chairete (Greek #5463)] also 'rejoice:' thus in bidding farewell he returns to that with which he set out (2 Corinthians 1:24; Philippians 4:4). 11. The closing benediction comes as a pleasant surprise, and something of 1 Corinthians 13:11-12. If they were setting up, and bowing down to idols in the chambers of imagery, affliction and trouble smite them to pieces before their eyes, take away their gods, and leave them no refuge but the Lord God of hosts. chairete), means usually to joy and rejoice, or to be glad; Be perfected; be comforted; be of the same mind; live in peace ... and the God of love and peace shall be with you. The first epistle is both practical and instructional, but this one is intensely personal and autobiographical. Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 (Read 2 Corinthians 13:11-14) Here are several good exhortations. App-134. Therefore I write these things being absent Assuring them of his power and authority, expressing his concern for their welfare, earnestly desiring that they might be kept from evil, and perform good works; and that they might be in a more honourable, orderly, and comfortable situation, whilst he was absent from them, and before he came among them: Paul’s closing remarks in 2 Corinthians include stern admonition and loving exhortation. God is the very source of our life in Christ Jesus, and in Christ we are a new creation. Chapter 11 follows Paul's warning in the previous chapter. (1-4) Paul promises to come with severity, if necessary. In these exhortations we have a summary of the whole letter: (1) Rejoice in the grace you have received (2 Corinthians 1:24, 2 Corinthians 2:3) even as I do on your behalf (2 Corinthians 7:7; 2 Corinthians 7:9; 2 Corinthians 7:16, 2 Corinthians 13:9). 1 Corinthians 13:11 “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. 2 Corinthians 13:11. God is the Author of peace and Lover of concord; he hath loved us, … If they were hewing out broken cisterns, they dash them all to pieces. Third, they were to accept Paul"s exhortation that would result in their comfort (cf. But when we come to the matter of experience, we often find that those very times when God"s people think they are faring ill, may be the seasons when they are really faring well; and again, at other times, when they think they are faring well, then they are really faring ill. For instance, when their souls are bowed down with trouble, it often seems to them that they are faring ill. God"s hand appears to be gone out against them—he has hidden his face from them; they can find no access to a throne of grace; they have no sweet testimonies from the Lord that the path in which he is leading them is one of his choosing, and that all things will end well with them. The evil of rejecting his Apostleship, the evil of all the sins of which he has had to accuse them. He has demonstrated it, as he says here, by two special things. He warns that a third visit will be a painful time of mourning over those who continue to harm the community. Remarkably this is the only New Testament reference to ‘the God of love’, while ‘the God of peace’ is more common. With this thought he moves on to his farewells. If you can only look back, you will see that your greatest sweets have often sprung out of your greatest bitters, and the greatest blessings have flowed from the greatest miseries, and what at the time you thought your greatest sorrows—you will find that the brightest light has sprung up in the blackest darkness, and that the Lord never made himself so precious as at the time when you were sunk lowest, so as to be without human help, Wisdom of Solomon, or strength. Be perfected; be comforted; be of the same mind; live in peace, and the God of love and peace shall be with you.’. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you. To fare well, spiritually understood, is to have everything that God can make us happy in. v2 I know how eager you are to … prayer. Finally, brethren, farewell. Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. Against the advice of most of the people in your life, you’ve joined this sort of rogue, rag-tag band of the Jesus way followers. Also, see 2 Corinthians in 2:5-10; 6:14-7:1; 7:8-13; 11:3-4; and 12:20-21 to help you answer this question. He describes himself as a protective spiritual father trying to save the Corinthians from the deceptions of the false apostles to teach a false gospel about a false Jesus. Chapter Introduction Not His thoughts are apparently travelling back to the schisms over which he had grieved in 1 Corinthians 1-3, and to which he had referred in 2 Corinthians 12:20. Obedience to five commands would result in one condition that Paul wanted his readers to express in a particular practice. All God"s people will eventually fare well. Focus on the Meaning: It appears that Paul and the Corinthians did not understand “power” in the same way. In verse 11, what the NSRV translates as “farewell” is more literally “rejoice.” Paul uses the verb in a similar way in Philippians 4:4 where he calls the Philippians to rejoice always. 11.Farewell—Literally, rejoice. In 2 Corinthians 1:5-6, Paul specifically uses the word pathema, meaning “suffering,” which is also used to describe the sufferings of Jesus. They needed to break permanently with all idolatry ( 2 Corinthians 6:14 to 2 Corinthians 7:1), to complete their collection (chs8-9), and to change their attitude toward Paul (chs10-13). ETHOS: Family 2 Corinthians 13:11-14. “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established.” This is a brother in a literal or figurative sense. I want to invite you to close your eyes and to pretend the year is 200. ван «Богом любви» (ср. What does this verse really mean? It is, perhaps, fitting that 2 Corinthians should close with both warning and with love. The final imperatives of this letter seem quite abrupt, almost staccato, but they sum up the situation which gave rise to the challenges of the previous four chapters. (4) Be of the same mind, live in peace (2 Corinthians 12:20). That kind of love, however, is not possible without the power of God’s Holy Spirit at work in the congregation. What does this verse really mean? First Church Corinth is a community torn by factions. First, they were to rejoice, probably because they had the opportunity to judge themselves before God would judge them (cf. The final remarks in 2 Corinthians encapsulate Paul’s advice in this letter and highlight the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit that make “new creation” possible (2 Corinthians 5:17). You live around the Mediterranean; you’ve decided to follow the way of Jesus. (2) Be perfected, go on to perfection (2 Corinthians 6:1; 2 Corinthians 6:13, 2 Corinthians 7:1; 2 Corinthians 7:11, 2 Corinthians 9:8, 2 Corinthians 12:19, 2 Corinthians 13:9), the word being used as at Galatians 6:1 of gradual amendment after a grave fault. For them it was on display in an aggressive and a mighty personality. Be of good comfort; in the consolation which it will then afford you. for “finally”. Rather, this appeal to think the same way is an appeal to think “according to Christ Jesus” (Romans 15:5) or to have the same mind as Christ when he voluntarily humbled himself and died for the sake of the world (Philippians 2:5-11). Farewell; an expression of earnest desire for their good. 2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, good-by. Chapter Introduction. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.” Explanation and Commentary on 1 Corinthians 13:11 This verse comes within the great love passage. 2 Corinthians 13:11 "Brethren, farewell." Exhortamini, Greek: parakaleisthe, consolemini, consolationem capite. Finally, brethren, farewell — Χαιπετε, rejoice; be happy; be perfect — Aspire to the highest degrees of Christian wisdom and grace, of knowledge, holiness, and usefulness. In doctrine, be evangelical; in spirit, consecrated; in practice, conscientious. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Commentary on 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 View Bible Text . All God"s people will eventually fare well. We are studying 2 Corinthians 13:1-11 for Sunday, November 3 (which is also the kick-off for “Golden Rule 2020,” and is All Saints’ Day, and is time change – “fall back” – Sunday).Our text is Paul’s concluding exhortation to the members of the church in Corinth in the early 50s CE to consider what it really means to be living with the power of God. 2 Corinthians 13:11. , . 1 Corinthians 11:31). For Paul, agreeing with one another or, more literally, thinking the same way should not be read as an appeal to uniformity. Good comfort—Literally, be consoled. 2 Corinthians 13:11. If their heart and affections were going out after idols, they instrumentally bring them back. Greet one another with a holy kiss. Finally = For the rest. 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Trinity Sunday A28. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. It can be a very powerful motivator to aggressive action. Finally, brothers, rejoice. The spirit of the gospel message is joy. Farewell - A good wish, from our old mother tongue, compounded of to go, and fairly, properly, or with felicity; go on prosperously! Likewise, the appeal to peace is also a marker of the Spirit’s work (5:22). “Well, then,” is its nearest equivalent as used in Modern Greek) rejoice (as at Philippians 3:1; Philippians 4:4, 1 Thessalonians 5:16 and everywhere in the Pauline Epp. v1 I do not really need to write to you about help for other Christians. 2 Corinthians 13:8). 2 Corinthians 13:11-13. Verse 11 "Farewell" should be translated "rejoice, or joy to you". Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you." Paul loved these people in Corinth, and he has manifested that love in various ways toward them. 12 We are not withholding our affection from you, but you are withholding yours from us. For in our present state, we are mere infants in knowledge, in comparison of what we shall be hereafter. They all stand complete in Christ—nothing can touch their eternal safety; for they are all complete in him, "without spot, or blemish, or any such thing." Furthermore, it is the Spirit who has come from God (1 Corinthians 2:12) who enables the church to have the “mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:16). New International Version Update. The final remarks in 2 Corinthians encapsulate Paul’s advice in this letter and highlight the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit that make “new creation” possible (2 Corinthians 5:17). Paul’s closing in 2 Corinthians is not simply an appeal for the church to get along, it is an exhortation for the Corinthians to be the new creation that the Spirit is equipping them to be. He wants them to feel his love for them in these last few words of his letter to them. The trinitarian framework of 2 Corinthians 13:14 is striking: “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” At the time of this letter, the doctrine of the trinity had not yet been fully articulated, yet here we find a reference to all three persons. For how can they know such a God if they do not live in love and peace? It is, at any rate, the expression of an earnest wish on the part of the apostle, that they might be happy. (2 Corinthians 11:1-3 RSV) Perhaps the most vicious and destructive quality in the world today is jealousy. The God of love and peace; the author of these graces, who requires and loves them in his people. For the apostle, it is seen in weakness [that relies on Christ]. Paul’s emotions have been bubbling close to the surface throughout this text. The correct meaning of λοιπόν is “finally” as rendered by the NRSV. 2 Corinthians 13:11 "Finally, brethren, farewell. 2 Corinthians 13:9). The final remarks include one last reminder of the theological bedrock that makes the church’s existence possible. He calls him the God of peace and love, because he has recommended to us peace and love, because he loves them, and is the author of them. 11 Finally, brothers A and sisters, farewell. Paul's last words to them is speaking a blessing on them. ‘Finally, brethren, rejoice (‘farewell’). (Read 2 Corinthians 13:1-6) Though it is God's gracious method to bear long with sinners, yet he will not bear always; at length he will come, and will not spare those who remain obstinate and impenitent. It suggests that Paul is using the phrase here specifically in order to encourage love among them, the love that is so lacking (see 1 Corinthians 13), love that also results in peace. 2 Corinthians 13:11-14. “In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth … ”. Also, see 2 Corinthians in 2:5-10; 6:14-7:1; 7:8-13; 11:3-4; and 12:20-21 to help you answer this question. Against the advice of most of the people in your life, you’ve joined this sort of rogue, rag-tag band of the Jesus way followers. "It is not by sitting with folded hands that we enter into the blessings of God, but by actively and purposefully promoting those dispositions which are in accordance with God"s will for His people: rejoicing, harmony, unity in the truth, living together in peace. Second, they were to mend their ways (RSV) and thus experience completion or restoration, as God would bring them to maturity (cf. Thus will they ‘do no evil’ (2 Corinthians 13:7), and reverse the trends that he fears have arisen among them (2 Corinthians 12:20). It is tempting to treat them as unimportant, but this would be a mistake. 2 Corinthians 1:16. be of good comfort = be encouraged. If these conditions were fulfilled, the “God of love and peace would assuredly be with them,” for peace rests ever upon the son of peace (Luke 10:6). 2 Corinthians 13:11-14 He concludeth with an exhortation, salutation, and. In chapter 10, however, the tone of the letter changes to a defense against the teachings of the so-called “super apostles” (11:5, 11). In the beginning of 2 Corinthians, he recalls both a painful visit and a tearful letter (1:15-2:4). The World English Bible, which I am using in this exegesis, has verse 12 as “Greet one another with a holy kiss” and verse 13 as “All the saints greet you.” The NRSV and some other translations combine those into verse 12. Paul begins this passage with the word λοιπόν signifying that he is coming to the end of his writing. ", "by the right way, that we may go to a city of habitation". 11.Finally, brethren He qualifies whatever there has been of sharpness throughout the whole of the epistle, as he did not wish to leave their minds in an exasperated state, (971) but rather to soothe them. The Corinthians continued to sin despite Paul's repeated warnings. ", and the God of love and peace shall be with, "without spot, or blemish, or any such thing. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 6:14.). It is true that we look to God alone to supply the grace for their achievement; but it is the actual daily practice of love and peace that ensures, from the human side, the realization of the promise that the God of love and peace will be with us." Fifth, they were to live at peace with one another and with Paul. There is trouble and sorrow enough in the world; but there is, too, a consolation from above the world. Those who are justified have peace with God (Romans 5:1). See a Cor. Union and peace among Christians in believing and obeying the truth, are peculiarly pleasing to God, and prepare the way for him to dwell with them, and impart to them the riches of his grace. It’s Sunday morning and before you go to work, you head to church. Good-bye! You live around the Mediterranean; you’ve decided to follow the way of Jesus. eireneuo, as Romans 12:18. Of one mind—Centred together in the one Christ. Rosenmuller renders it, "receive admonition from all with a grateful mind, that you may come to greater perfection." Posted By: RevElana 0 Comment communion, discipleship, fellowship, harmony. In 1 Corinthians 1:10, the apostle writes, “Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united (katertismenoi) in the same mind and the same purpose.” In the closing of 2 Corinthians, the apostle expresses the same wish: “mend (katartizesthe) your ways,” “agree with one another,” and “live in peace” (13:11). Book of 2 Corinthians Explained. : finally, brethren ( strictly = “from henceforth,” but is used vaguely, as in reff. There is trouble and sorrow enough in the world; but there is, too, a consolation from above the world. parakaleo. This exhortation is common in Paul’s letters, as is the reminder that there are other saints elsewhere who send their love. He calls them "brethren" to show the letter was written in a spirit of love. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Several features distinguish the second canonical letter. Living peaceably should be a marker of the church (Romans 12:18; 14:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:13), since God calls the saints to peace (1 Corinthians 7:15) and God is a God of peace (1 Corinthians 14:33; Phil 4:7, 9; 1 Thessalonians 5:23). as the man who possesses its blessed hopes? Then the God of love and peace will be with them. In short, the presence of joy and peace are the indicators of the Spirit’s transformative work to reveal God’s kingdom: “For the kingdom of God is not food and drink but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Romans 14:17). A “brothers” = adelphos. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] This begins the conclusion of Paul's second letter to this group of believers. These conditions being met the God who manifests love and peace as the fruit of His Spirit would remain in fellowship with them. This final appeal for the presence of Christ’s grace, God’s love, and the Spirit’s fellowship bears witness to the divine power that has created and sustained both the Corinthian church and the church today. Compare Romans 12:16; Romans 15:5. This they think is indeed faring ill, and yet perhaps they never fare better than when under these circumstances of trouble, sorrow, and affliction. This will be the third time I am coming to you. B Put things in order, C. Notes on verse 11a. Be perfect; in the belief and practice of the truth. Strive for perfection. Final Greetings. A THIRD TRY: Paul had been patient with the sinful Corinthians. For them it was on display in an aggressive and a mighty personality. (1-4) Paul promises to come with severity, if necessary. Paul begins this passage with the word λοιπόν signifying that he is coming to the end of his writing. —Let your Christian character be perfect and symmetrical. We must never think that trouble or suffering is an accident. Paul’s so called second letter to the Corinthians is actually the fourth letter that he wrote to Corinth. especially 2 Corinthians 1:4; 2 Corinthians 1:6, 2 Corinthians 7:7). How had they taken his patience for weakness? From a (with, community, fellowship) + delphus (womb). Our mouth is open to you, he says. As the letter draws to a close, Paul is still stung by the charges of his opponents and the Corinthians’ failure to commend him (12:11). (973) For where there are strifes and contentions, there, it is certain, the devil reigns. This rejoicing is modeled for the church by Paul’s own rejoicing throughout Philippians as he recounts his joy even in the midst of his present distress (Philippians 4:10-13). be of one mind = mind (Greek. (11) Finally, brethren, farewell.—The word (literally, rejoice) was the natural close of a Greek letter, and is therefore adequately represented by the English “farewell,” if only we remember that it was used in all the fulness of its meaning. 2 Corinthians 13:11 ... Or the word may possibly have a reciprocal sense, and mean, comfort one another; see Schleusner. This will be the third time I am coming to you. Several features distinguish the second canonical letter. At the same time, he appears to turn from a few diseased persons (972) to the entire Church. Let’s imagine that Paul was writing this letter directly to believers of today. ‘be of good cheer’). A previous epistle was written prior to First and Second Corinthians. 2 Corinthians 13:11-14. Verse 14 in the World English Bible (see below) is verse 13 in the NRSV. Finally, brethren, farewell. The darkest clouds in due time will break, the most puzzling enigmas will sooner or later be unriddled by the blessed Spirit interpreting them, and the darkest providences cleared up; and we shall see that God is in them all, leading and guiding us "by the right way, that we may go to a city of habitation" ( Psalm 107:7). NASB1995: New American Standard Bible - NASB 1995 Live in peace; without divisions, strife, or contentions. While Psalm 8 is addressed to God, it’s really mostly about us: about the human relationship with the rest of creation and about the right exercise of human dominion. He wanted them to strive to be perfect in God"s sight and reassured by the promises of His word. —If we drive him not away with our own contentious spirit. There are only three possible outlooks a person can take when it comes to the trials of life. He wants them to feel his love for them in these last few words of his letter to them. Be perfect.—Better, as before, restore yourselves to completeness; amend yourselves. if they ‘do no evil’ all his disagreements with the church will cease, for it their evils that he is concerned about. 2 Corinthians 13:11. Finally, brothers, good-by. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, And the God of love and peace shall be with you -, loipon). Of course, it is only through the grace of Christ that the church enjoys fellowship with the Spirit. The word ‘adjusted’ (as a net put in order for casting), ‘thoroughly furnished,’—be of good comfort (‘comforted’); be of one mind,—the want of which was the first thing he complained of in his First Epistle (2 Corinthians 1:10); live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you,—compare Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.”. All the saints greet you. Be of good comfort — Filled with joy and peace through believing, and abounding in hope of the glory of God, through the power of the Holy Ghost, Romans 15:13. This is his benediction and conclusion. 2 Corinthians 6-11 RSV. They would be of the same mind if they all submitted to the rule of God"s word. 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