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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

2 Corinthians 12:21

When I come again (palin eltontov mou).
Genitive absolute. Paul assumes it as true.

Lest my God humble me (mh tapeinwshi me o teov mou).
Negative final clause (mh and first aorist active subjunctive), going back to poboumai in 20. He means a public humiliation as his fear. The conduct of the church had been a real humiliation whether he refers to a previous visit or not.

That have sinned heretofore (twn prohmarthkotwn).
Genitive plural of the articular perfect active participle of proamartanw to emphasize continuance of their sinful state as opposed to mh metanohsantwn (did not repent) in the aorist tense.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on 2 Corinthians 12:21". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=2co&chapter=012&verse=021>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.