S E C O N D C O R I N T H I A N
In this chapter the apostle goes on with his
discourse, in opposition to the false apostles, who were very
industrious to lessen his interest and reputation among the
Corinthians, and had prevailed too much by their insinuations. I.
He apologizes for going about to commend himself, and gives the
reason for what he did, ver.
1-4. II. He mentions, in his own necessary vindication,
his equality with the other apostles, and with the false apostles
in this particular of preaching the gospel to the Corinthians
freely, without wages, ver.
5-15. III. He makes another preface to what he was about
further to say in his own justification, ver. 16-21. And, IV. He gives a large
account of his qualifications, labours, and sufferings, in which he
exceeded the false apostles, ver.
22, to the end.