II Corinthians 7

  • II Corinthians 7:2 – Possibly, Paul had been charged with taking advantage of them in taking up a collection. See also II Corinthians 11:20; 1:3-4
  • II Corinthians 7:5 – This could be describing the anxiety Paul had for the state of the Christians in Achaia and how they responded to his last letter.
  • II Corinthians 7:8 – Paul’s rebuke cause them sorrow, but he did not regret it once he saw the way they handled it. He did not like rebuking them at the time, though.
  • II Corinthians 7:9-10 – Godly grief causes repentance, which leads to a life with a clean conscience.
  • II Corinthians 7:12 – This is an extended not-but passage. Paul did write I Corinthians for the sake of both the offender and offended, but that was not his primary purpose.
  • II Corinthians 7:14 – Paul had boasted to Titus about the Corinthians and was validated in that boasting.