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Overview of
Second Corinthians
2Co 1:1-7:16
Character
of Paul
2Co 8:1-9:15
Collection
for the Saints
2Co 10:1-12:21
Credentials
of Paul
Testimonial & Didactic Practical Apologetic
Past:
Misunderstanding & Explanation
Present:
Practical Project
Future:
Anxieties
Apostle's Conciliation, Ministry & Exhortations Apostle's Solicitation for Judean Saints Apostle's Vindication
of Himself
Forgiveness, Reconciliation
Gratitude
Confidence Vindication

Ephesus to Macedonia:
Change of Itinerary
Explained

Macedonia: Preparation for Visit to Corinth

To Corinth:
Certainty and Imminence
of the Visit

2Co 1:1-7:16

2Co 8:1-9:15

2Co 10:1-12:21

2Corinthians written ~ 56-57AD - see Chronological Table of Paul's Life and Ministry

Adapted & modified from Jensen's Survey of the New Testament (Highly Recommended Resource) & Wilkinson's Talk Thru the Bible

HENRY ALFORD
(1810-1871)
(Read his fascinating brief biography - Henry Alford and Phil Johnson's related comments)
The New Testament for English Readers
2 Corinthians Commentary
Recommended

James Rosscup writes that Alford's series on the New Testament "contains much that is valuable in the Greek New Testament...though all of the Greek New Testament words have been changed to English throughout." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (see his comments in following entry on Alford).

Editorial Note: If you are not proficient in Greek, you will find this work considerably more useful than the following work by Alford, because in this volume he translates the Greek and Latin into English. While the "The Greek New Testament" is longer (e.g., English version of 1John = 66 pages compared to Greek version = 94 pages in part because the latter includes comments of more technical nature), the substance of the commentary is otherwise similar to that found in the "NT for English Readers".

HENRY ALFORD
The Greek New Testament
2 Corinthians Commentary
Recommended

James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. An outcome of this production was the New Testament for English Readers (4 vols.). Alford was a Calvinist, conservative and premillennial, though not dispensational. He takes a literal interpretation of the thousand years in Rev. 20 and has a famous quote there, is strong on sovereign election as in Ro 8:29, 30 and 1Pe 1:2, but, unfortunately, holds to baptismal regeneration in such texts as Titus 3:5 and John 3:5. He shows a great knowledge of the Greek text and faces problems of both a doctrinal and textual nature." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

John Piper writes ""When I’m stumped with a...grammatical or syntactical or logical [question] in Paul, I go to Henry Alford. Henry Alford...comes closer more consistently than any other human commentator to asking my kinds of questions."

Charles Haddon Spurgeon writes that this text "is an invaluable aid to the critical study of the text of the New Testament. You will find in it the ripened results of a matured scholarship, the harvesting of a judgment, generally highly impartial, always worthy of respect, which has gleaned from the most important fields of Biblical research, both modern and ancient, at home and abroad. You will not look here for any spirituality of thought or tenderness of feeling; you will find the learned Dean does not forget to do full justice to his own views, and is quite able to express himself vigorously against his opponents; but for what it professes to be, it is an exceedingly able and successful work. The later issues are by far the most desirable, as the author has considerably revised the work in the fourth edition. What I have said of his Greek Testament applies equally to Alford’s New Testament for English Readers,* which is also a standard work." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

WILLIAM BARCLAY
2 Corinthians Commentary
Daily Study Bible

ALBERT BARNES
Commentary on 2 Corinthians
Notes on the New Testament

James Rosscup writes that Barnes "includes 16 volumes on the Old Testament, 11 on the New Testament. The New Testament part of this old work was first published in 1832–1851. Various authors contributed. It is evangelical and amillennial...Often the explanations of verses are very worthwhile." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

C H Spurgeon "Albert Barnes is a learned and able divine, but his productions are unequal in value, the gospels are of comparatively little worth, but his other comments are extremely useful for Sunday-school teachers and persons with a narrow range of reading, endowed with enough good sense to discriminate between good and evil....Placed by the side of the great masters, Barnes is a lesser light, but taking his work for what it is and professes to be, no minister can afford to be without it, and this is no small praise for works which were only intended for Sunday-school teachers." (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

BRIAN BELL
Sermon Notes on 2 Corinthians
2 Corinthians

JOHANN A BENGEL
Commentary on 2 Corinthians
Gnomon of the New Testament

Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

JOHANN BENGEL
Commentary on 2 Corinthians
The Critical English Testament
Similar to above but less Greek

Short Pithy Comments
Index to Mt-Rev Chapter by Chapter

C H Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

J H BERNARD
Commentary on 2 Corinthians
Expositor's Greek Testament

JOSEPH BEET
Commentary on 2 Corinthians

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JOHN CALVIN
Commentary on 2 Corinthians

RICH CATHERS
Sermon Notes on 2 Corinthians

ADAM CLARKE
Commentary on 2 Corinthians

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RON DANIEL
Sermons on 2 Corinthians

JAMES DENNEY
Commentary on 2 Corinthians
The Expositor's Bible (1906)

CHARLES ELLICOTT, EDITOR
Commentary on 2 Corinthians
Written by E H Plumptre

JOE GUGLIELMO
Sermon Notes on 2 Corinthians

DAVE GUZIK
Commentary on 2 Corinthians

MATTHEW HENRY
Commentary on 2 Corinthians

CHARLES HODGE
Commentary on 2 Corinthians

INTERVARSITY PRESS
Commentary on 2 Corinthians

JAMIESON, FAUSSET, BROWN
Commentary on 2 Corinthians

LANGE'S COMMENTARY ON THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
Commentary on 2 Corinthians
C F Kling

S LEWIS JOHNSON
Sermons on 2 Corinthians
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(Pdf, MS Word) and Audios

JOHN MACARTHUR
Sermons on 2 Corinthians
These function like verse by verse commentaries

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES
on 2 Corinthians
Conservative, Evangelical

SERMONS AND STUDIES
ON 2 CORINTHIANS

AUSTIN BIBLE CHURCH

BEST COMMENTARIES

CRAIG BLOMBERG

JIM BOMKAMP

HENRY MORRIS

  • Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator, Dr Henry Morris. In the box labeled "All these words" type in the name of the book and the chapter number and click "Advance Search." Scroll down to see Dr Morris' notes on the chapter.

DEVOTIONALS

J LIGON DUNCAN
DEREK THOMAS

GOSPEL COALITION

JAMES GRAY

DAVID HOCKING

HOLMAN PUBLISHING

  • Holman Christian Standard Bible Study Bible - Enter Scripture. The HCSB Study Bible notes are well done and can be accessed in the right panel entitled "STUDY BIBLE NOTES TOOL". Select "Study Bible Notes". To read all the notes on a given chapter click "READ" tab. Very nice!

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DAVID HOLWICK

Click Holwick's Archive then click NT, then 2 Corinthians for sermons by the following titles
  • (Holwick uses many illustrations)
  • Acts 18:1-11A Man Called Paul
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-11God Can Do It
  • 2 Corinthians 1:12-22 Clearing Things Up
  • 2 Corinthians 2:2-11 Restoration
  • 2 Corinthians 3:1-6 Letters From God
  • 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 Unveiled and Unfading
  • 2 Corinthians 3:17 The Freedom of Believers
  • 2 Corinthians 4:1 Depression and Suicide
  • 2 Corinthians 4:6-10 How To Handle Failure
  • 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 Crawling Out of the Depression Hole
  • 2 Corinthians 4:7-16 Where's the Power?
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1-7 What Happens When We Die?
  • 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Clothes Matter
  • 2 Corinthians 5:10 Will Your Mom Find Out?
  • 2 Corinthians 5:11,14-17 Resurrection Power
  • 2 Corinthians 5:11 - 6:2 Reconciliation
  • 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 They Need and Want To Know
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 Pass It On
  • 2 Corinthians 6:14 - 7:1 Come Out and Be Separate
  • 2 Corinthians 6:14 - 7:1 Chained at the Neck
  • 2 Corinthians 6:14-17 Tertullian - The Original Fundamentalist
  • 2 Corinthians 7:8-11 Any Regrets?
  • 2 Corinthians 7:8-11 Repentance Or Just Guilt?
  • 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 The Grace of Generosity
  • 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 Gold Medal Giving
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 Gift Giving
  • 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Invest In Thanks
  • 2 Corinthians 9:15 Giving Or Getting?
  • 2 Corinthians 10:1-11 Waging War
  • 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 Which Jesus?
  • 2 Corinthians 11:21-29 In Danger For God
  • 2 Corinthians 12:1-4 What's A Heaven For?
  • 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 Thorny Therapy
  • 2 Corinthians 13:5 Final Exam

JOHN MACARTHUR

J VERNON MCGEE

PHIL NEWTON

WILLIAM ORR

PASTOR LIFE

MEYER PEARLMAN

WIL POUNDS

ROBERT RAYBURN

SAM STORMS

GEOFF THOMAS

JAMES VAN DINE

COMMENTARIES
ON 2 CORINTHIANS

HENRY ALFORD

PAUL APPLE

JOHANN BENGEL

J H BERNARD

BOB BOLENDER

JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

GEORGE CLARK

THOMAS CONSTABLE

JAMES DENNEY

CHARLES ELLICOTT

WILLIAM EVANS

A C GAEBELEIN

JOHN GILL

F B HOLE

H A IRONSIDE

HEINRICH MEYER

CHARLES HODGE

WILLIAM KELLY

STEVE KRELOFF

JAMES LIAS

ALFRED PLUMMER

PREACHER'S HOMILETICAL COMMENTARY
(Interesting Resource)

PULPIT COMMENTARY

PHILIP SMITH

BOB UTLEY

J VERNON MCGEE

2 CORINTHIANS 1

CLAUDE STAUFFER

CHUCK SMITH

THOMAS WATSON

BRYAN MACPHAIL

JAMES HASTINGS

THOMAS BROOKS

F B MEYER

JOHN PIPER

DOUG GOINS

JOHN MACARTHUR

MATTHEW MEAD

ROBERT MORGAN

JOHN MACARTHUR

C H SPURGEON

JOHN MACARTHUR

C H SPURGEON

DOUG GOINS

JONATHAN EDWARDS

JOHN PIPER

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

JAMES SMITH

2 CORINTHIANS 2

DOUG GOINS

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

J C PHILPOT

DOUG GOINS

JOHN PIPER

CHUCK SMITH

RON RITCHIE

JAMES HASTINGS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

WIL POUNDS

RICH CARLSON

HOMER A KENT, JR

F B MEYER

C H SPURGEON

J. C. RYLE

2 CORINTHIANS 3

IN DEPTH COMMENTARY
On Site

DOUG GOINS

CLAUDE STAUFFER

RANDALL C GLEASON

RON RITCHIE

F B MEYER

CHUCK SMITH

ROBERT MORGAN

ALAN CARR

DOUG GOINS

JOHN PIPER

JOHN PIPER

DOUG GOINS

JOHN PIPER

RON RITCHIE

STEVE ZEISLER

JOHN PIPER

JOHN PIPER

C H SPURGEON

JAMES HASTINGS

J R MILLER

William S Plumer

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

OSWALD CHAMBERS

F B MEYER

F B MEYER

JOHN MACARTHUR

2 CORINTHIANS 4

IN DEPTH COMMENTARY
On Site

JOHN PIPER

CLAUDE STAUFFER

DOUG GOINS

DAVID ROPER

JOHN PIPER

A W PINK

DOUG GOINS

ROBERT MORGAN

ROBERT MORGAN

DOUG GOINS

JOHN PIPER

WIL POUNDS

RON RITCHIE

ALAN CARR

OSWALD CHAMBERS

HENRY MAHAN

DOUG GOINS

JOHN PIPER

JAMES SMITH

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

J R MILLER

ROBERT MORGAN

DOUG GOINS

JOHN PIPER

RON RITCHIE

BRYAN MACPHAIL

JAMES HASTINGS

DAN FORTNER

THOMAS WATSON

OCTAVIUS WINSLOW

F B MEYER

CHUCK SMITH

C H SPURGEON

THOMAS DOOLITTLE

F B MEYER

J. C. RYLE

2 CORINTHIANS 5

IN DEPTH COMMENTARY
On Site

ROY METTS

CHUCK SMITH

CLAUDE STAUFFER

ALAN CARR

GREGG ALLEN

JOHN PIPER

ROBERT MORGAN

DAN FORTNER

JAMES SMITH

JAMES SMITH

JAMES HASTINGS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

HENRY MAHAN

JONATHAN EDWARDS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

F B MEYER

ALAN CARR

C H SPURGEON

JOHN MACDUFF

RAY PRITCHARD

DAVID L. TURNER

DOUG GOINS

RON RITCHIE

JAMES SMITH

JAMES HASTINGS

GREGG ALLEN

F B MEYER

C H SPURGEON

PHIL NEWTON

OSWALD CHAMBERS

F B MEYER

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

ROBERT MORGAN

JAMES SMITH

THOMAS WATSON

J R MILLER

HORATIUS BONAR

HENRY MAHAN

JAMES HASTINGS

DOUG GOINS

F B MEYER

DAN FORTNER

C H SPURGEON

GENE BROOKS

SAMUEL DAVIES

G CAMPBELL MORGAN

C H SPURGEON

WIL POUNDS

C H SPURGEON

STEPHEN CHARNOCK

JAMES SMITH

2 CORINTHIANS 6

CLAUDE STAUFFER

OSWALD CHAMBERS

DAVID ROPER

CHUCK SMITH

DOUG GOINS

OSWALD CHAMBERS

F B MEYER

J C PHILPOT

J C PHILPOT

CHRISTIAN FRIEND

ALAN CARR

A W PINK

C H SPURGEON

THOMAS WATSON

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

J. C. RYLE

C H SPURGEON

2 CORINTHIANS 7

CLAUDE STAUFFER

ON SITE

CHUCK SMITH

THOMAS WATSON

OSWALD CHAMBERS

C H SPURGEON

F B MEYER

ROBERT MORGAN

DAN FORTNER

BRYAN MACPHAIL

JOHN PIPER

ROBERT MORGAN

THOMAS SHERMAN

JAMES HASTINGS

JOHN PIPER

2 CORINTHIANS 8

RICHARD MELICK

GENE BROOKS

PHIL NEWTON

CLAUDE STAUFFER

JOHN MACARTHUR

JOHN STEVENSON

ROBERT MORGAN

DOUG GOINS

JOHN PIPER

WIL POUNDS

JOHN MACARTHUR

JOHN MACARTHUR

JOHN PIPER

F B MEYER

CHUCK SMITH

JAMES HASTINGS

STEVEN COLE

C H SPURGEON

DOUG GOINS

F B MEYER

2 CORINTHIANS 9

CLAUDE STAUFFER

WIL POUNDS

JOHN PIPER

BRYAN MACPHAIL

JOHN PIPER

DOUG GOINS

HENRY MAHAN

GEORGE DAVIS

ROBERT MORGAN

GIL RUGH

JOHN MACDUFF

F B MEYER

JAMES SMITH

F B MEYER

CHUCK SMITH

JOHN PIPER

C H SPURGEON

2 CORINTHIANS 10

CLAUDE STAUFFER

PHIL NEWTON

DOUG GOINS

ON SITE

ROBERT MORGAN

F B MEYER

JAMES HASTINGS

DOUG GOINS

CHUCK SMITH

2 CORINTHIANS 11

DOUG GOINS

HENRY MAHAN

J. C. RYLE

CHUCK SMITH

HAMPTON KEATHLEY

F B MEYER

JOHN PIPER

DOUG GOINS

2 CORINTHIANS 12

BRAD H YOUNG

CLAUDE STAUFFER

PHIL NEWTON

JOHN PIPER

ALAN CARR

DANIEL AKIN

RONALD RUSSELL

JOHN MACARTHUR

JOHN PIPER

WIL POUNDS

BRYAN MACPHAIL

JAMES HASTINGS

JOHN MACDUFF

J C PHILPOT

CHUCK SMITH

J R MILLER

ON SITE

F B MEYER

JOHN MACARTHUR

ROBERT MORGAN

C H SPURGEON

DAN FORTNER

C H SPURGEON

F B MEYER

DOUG GOINS

JOHN MACARTHUR

JOHN PIPER

DOUG GOINS

2 CORINTHIANS 13

ON SITE

JOHN MACARTHUR

HENRY MAHAN

PHIL NEWTON

CLAUDE STAUFFER

DOUG GOINS

THOMAS WATSON

C H SPURGEON

GEORGE WHITEFIELD

JAMES HASTINGS

F B MEYER

ROBERT MORGAN

DOUG GOINS

2 Corinthians 13:11-14 A Call to Loving Maturity

NET BIBLE NOTES
on 2 Corinthians
Note: NETBible notes and Thomas Constable's synch with the Scriptures.

OUR DAILY BREAD
Devotionals on 2 Corinthians
(100's of devotionals indexed by chapter)
These make excellent sermon illustrations

JOSEPH PARKER
2 Corinthians Sermons
(In "The People's Bible")

ALFRED PLUMMER
2 Corinthians
A Critical and Exegetical Commentary
1915 The International Critical Commentary Series

2 Corinthians Commentary (Another Source)

PULPIT COMMENTARY
2 Corinthians
Hint: Click on expositions and scroll down for
numerous additional homilies on individual passages.

A. T. ROBERTSON
Word Pictures
on 2 Corinthians
Notes on original Greek text

DON ROBINSON
Sermons on 2 Corinthians

ROB SALVATO
Sermons on 2 Corinthians
Calvary Chapel Vista

CHARLES SIMEON
Sermons on 2 Corinthians
(More than 300 pages of sermons!)
(Note: On some of the links you may need to Scroll down the page for the sermon on that verse)

NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

Note: On some of the links you may need to scroll down the page for the sermon on that verse

C. H. SPURGEON
All Spurgeon's Sermons
on 2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 1

2 Corinthians 2

2 Corinthians 3

2 Corinthians 4

2 Corinthians 5

2 Corinthians 6

2 Corinthians 7

2 Corinthians 8

2 Corinthians 9

2 Corinthians 10

2 Corinthians 11

2 Corinthians 12

2 Corinthians 13

C H SPURGEON
Expositional Notes on
2Corinthians

C H SPURGEON
Devotionals
on 2 Corinthians

RAY STEDMAN
Commentary
Expository Studies on 2 Corinthians
Power Out of Weakness

AUDIOS - MP3'S

TRANSCRIPTS

SEE ALSO...

Spiritual Warfare: The Battle of Life

SEE ALSO...

2nd Corinthians: Authentic Christianity - — 30 Daily Devotionals for September

MARVIN VINCENT
New Testament Word Studies
on 2 Corinthians
Notes on original Greek text

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