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Some Textual Variants In 2 Corinthians

Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by Rippon, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    As per the Philip Comfort book : New Testament Text And Translation Commentary.

    WH NU : he will raise us with Jesus
    var/TR : he will raise us through Jesus

    Comfort says the first reading is the superior one and that "Paul is viewing the believers' union with Christ as realized eschatology;by virtue of Jesus' resurrection,those joined to Jesus will be raised with him." (p.540)

    WH Nu: the ministry to the saints
    var/TR : for us to receive the ministry to the saints

    "A few late manuscripts have the added gloss (for us to receive),which is a scribal attempt to improve the grammar and sense of the sentence." (p.545)

    WH NU : in this confidence
    var/TR : in this confidence of boasting

    "The manuscript evidence for the WH NU reading is very impressive. The expansion in the majority of manuscripts is a carryover from such verses as 7:4,14;8:24;11:17,where Paul openly expresses his boasting in the Corinthians." (p.547)

    WH NU : I became a fool
    var/TR : I became a fool by boasting

    "The addition,characteristic of what is found in the Majority Text,is intended to clarify in what way Paul had become a fool. But anyone who reads the last two chapters would not need this clarification..." (p.552)

    WH NU : now being absent
    var/TR : now being absent I write

    As per Comfort,the words "I write" is an insertion by later scribes. (p.552)
  2. Rippon

    Rippon Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2005
    The TR reading agrees with WH 9 times.
    The TR reading agrees with NU 12 times.

    1:11 : WH NU
    1:12 : NU
    1:19 : NU
    2:17 : WH NU
    3:2 : WH NU
    4:5a : WH
    4:6b : NU
    4:14a : WH NU
    5:3 WH
    7:8b : NU
    7:12 WH NU
    8:19 : NU
    10:12b-13a : WH NU
    12:7b :WH NU