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BOAST IN MY WEAKNESSES

2 Corinthians 11 – Read In Unison


Key Verse:

30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

Lexicon Results

Strong's G769 - astheneia

ἀσθένεια

Transliteration

astheneia

Pronunciation

ä-sthe'-nā-ä (Key)

Part of Speech

feminine noun

Root Word (Etymology)

From σθενς (G772)

TDNT Reference

1:490,83

Vines

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Outline of Biblical Usage

1) want of strength, weakness, infirmity

a) of the body

1) its native weakness and frailty

2) feebleness of health or sickness

b) of the soul

1) want of strength and capacity requisite

a) to understand a thing

b) to do things great and glorious

c) to restrain corrupt desires

d) to bear trials and troubles


Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 24

AVinfirmity 17, weakness 5, disease 1, sickness 1


UNPACK THE CHAPTER

Paul and the False Apostles

1 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!

Lexicon Results

Strong's G430 - anechō

ἀνέχω

Transliteration

anechō

Pronunciation

ä-ne'-khō (Key)

Part of Speech

verb

Root Word (Etymology)

Middle voice from ν (G303) and χω (G2192)

TDNT Reference

1:359,*

Vines

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Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to hold up

2) to hold one's self erect and firm

3) to sustain, to bear, to endure


Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 15

AVsuffer 7, bear with 4, forbear 2, endure 2


2 For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.

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Strong's G718 - harmozō

ἁρμόζω

Transliteration

harmozō

Pronunciation

här-mo'-zō (Key)

Part of Speech

verb

Root Word (Etymology)

From ρμς (G719)

TDNT Reference

n/a

Vines

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Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to join, to fit together

a) of carpenter's, fastening together beams and planks to build houses, ships, etc.

2) to betroth a daughter to any one

a) to join to one's self, i.e. to marry the daughter of any one

b) to betroth, to give one in marriage to any one


Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 1

AVespouse 1


3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

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Strong's G5351 - phtheirō

φθείρω

Transliteration

phtheirō

Pronunciation

fthā'-rō (Key)

Part of Speech

verb

Root Word (Etymology)

Probably strengthened from phthio (to pine or waste)

TDNT Reference

9:93,1259

Vines

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Outline of Biblical Usage

1) to corrupt, to destroy

a) in the opinion of the Jews, the temple was corrupted or "destroyed" when anyone defiled or in the slightest degree damaged anything in it, or if its guardians neglected their duties

b) to lead away a Christian church from that state of knowledge and holiness in which it ought to abide

c) to be destroyed, to perish

d) in an ethical sense, to corrupt, deprave


Authorized Version (KJV) Translation Count — Total: 8

AVcorrupt 4, corrupt (one's) self 1, be corrupt 1, defile 1, destroy 1


4 For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough.

NLT - 2Cr 11:4 -

You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.

5 Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. 6 Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way we have made this plain to you in all things.

7 Or did I commit a sin in humbling myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached God’s gospel to you free of charge? 8 I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you. 9 And when I was with you and was in need, I did not burden anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my need. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way. 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be silenced in the regions of Achaia. 11 And why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

12 And what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. 13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

Paul’s Sufferings as an Apostle

16 I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. 17 What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would but as a fool. 18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. 19 For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! 20 For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. 21 To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that!

But whatever anyone else dares to boast of—I am speaking as a fool—I also dare to boast of that. 22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they offspring of Abraham? So am I. 23 Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. 24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; 26 on frequent journeys,

  1. in danger from rivers,

  2. danger from robbers,

  3. danger from my own people,

  4. danger from Gentiles,

  5. danger in the city,

  6. danger in the wilderness,

  7. danger at sea,

  8. danger from false brothers;

27 in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. 28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?

30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness. 31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, he who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. 32 At Damascus, the governor under King Aretas was guarding the city of Damascus in order to seize me, 33 but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands.

Paul’s Seven CONCLUSIONS:

BOAST IN MY WEAKNESSES

  1. v. 1 Endurance

  2. V. 2 Divine Jealousy

  3. V. 3 Sincere and Pure Devotion

  4. V. 4 A Different Spirit and a Different Gospel

  5. V. 5 – 23 Boasting

  6. V. 24-29 Dangers

  7. V. 30 – 33 BOAST IN MY WEAKNESSES

Pastor Rev. C.E. Stephen Coates

www.churchonthego.ca

March 10th, 2013

pastorsteveonthego@hotmail.com




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