Vincent Word Studies - 2 Corinthians 11:20 - 11:20

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Vincent Word Studies - 2 Corinthians 11:20 - 11:20

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Bringeth you into bondage (καταδουλοῖ)

Only here and Gal 2:4, where it is used of the efforts of the Jewish party to bring the christian Church under the ceremonial law. Compare Gal 5:1.

Devour (κατεσθίει)

Your property. Compare Mat 23:14.

Take (λαμβάνει)

A.V. supplies of you, evidently with reference to property, which has already been touched upon in devour. The meaning is to take as a prey, as Luk 5:5.

Exalteth himself (ἐπαίρεται)

As 2Co 10:5. It is noticeable that these are the only two instances out of nineteen in the New Testament where the word is used figuratively.

Smite you on the face

The climax of insult. Compare Mat 5:39; Luk 22:64; Act 23:2. Also the injunction to a bishop not to be a striker, 1Ti 3:3; Tit 1:7. Stanley notes the decree of the Council of Braga, a.d. 675, that no bishop, at his will and pleasure, shall strike his clergy.