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2 Corinthians 2:12

    2 Corinthians 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me of the Lord,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when a door was opened unto me in the Lord,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now when I came to Troas for the good news of Christ, and there was an open door for me in the Lord,

    Webster's Revision

    Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when a door was opened unto me in the Lord,

    World English Bible

    Now when I came to Troas for the Good News of Christ, and when a door was opened to me in the Lord,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now when I came to Troas for the gospel of Christ, and when a door was opened unto me in the Lord,

    Definitions for 2 Corinthians 2:12

    Gospel - Good news.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:12

    When I came to Troas - After having written the former epistle, and not having heard what effect it had produced on your minds; though the Lord had opened me a particular door to preach the Gospel, in which I so especially rejoice and glory;

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Corinthians 2:12

    Furthermore - But (δὲ de). This particle is properly adversative; but frequently denotes transition, and serves to introduce something else, whether opposite to what precedes, or simply continuative or explanatory. Here, it is designed to continue or explain the statement before made of his deep affection for the church, and his interest in its affairs. He therefore tells them that when he came to Troas, and was favored there with great success, and was engaged in a manner most likely of all others to interest his feelings and to give him joy, yet he was deeply distressed because he had not heard, as he expected, from them; but so deep was his anxiety that he left Troas and went into Macedonia.

    When I came to Troas - This was a city of Phrygia, or Mysia, on the Hellespont, between Troy on the north, and Assos on the south; see note on Acts 16:8. It was on the regular route from Ephesus to Macedonia. Paul took that route because on his journey to Macedonia he had resolved, for the reasons above stated, not to go to Corinth.

    To preach Christ's gospel - Greek. "For (εἰς eis) the gospel of Christ;" that is, on account of his gospel; or to promote it. Why he selected Troas, or the region of the Troad (note, Acts 16:8), as the field of his labors, he does not say. It is probable that he was waiting there to hear from Corinth by Titus, and while there he resolved not to be idle, but to make known as much as possible the gospel.

    And a door was opened unto me - see the note, 1 Corinthians 16:9. There was an opportunity of doing good, and the people were disposed to hear the gospel. This was a work in which Paul delighted to engage, and in which he usually found his highest comfort. It was of all things the most adapted to promote his happiness.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Corinthians 2:12

    2:12 Now when I came to Troas - It seems, in that passage from Asia to Macedonia, of which a short account is given, Acts 20:1,2. Even though a door was opened to me - That is, there was free liberty to speak, and many were willing to hear: yet,