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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

1 Corinthians 2:3

I was with you (egenomhn prov umav).
Rather, "I came to you" (not hn, was). "I not only eschewed all affectation of cleverness or grandiloquence, but I went to the opposite extreme of diffidence and nervous self-effacement" (Robertson and Plummer). Paul had been in prison in Philippi, driven out of Thessalonica and Beroea, politely bowed out of Athens. It is a human touch to see this shrinking as he faced the hard conditions in Corinth. It is a common feeling of the most effective preachers. Cool complacency is not the mood of the finest preaching. See pobov (fear) and tromov (trembling) combined in 2 Corinthians 7:15; Philippians 2:12; Ephesians 6:5.


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Bibliography Information
Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 2:3". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/rwp/view.cgi?book=1co&chapter=002&verse=003>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.