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2 Corinthians 2:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Sufficient to such a one is this punishment which was [inflicted] by the many;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Sufficient for such a one is this punishment which [was inflicted] by the majority,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] by many.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Sufficient to such a one [is] this rebuke which [has been inflicted] by the many;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Sufficient, unto such a one, the punishment itself which [was inflicted] by the many;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— sufficient to such a one is this punishment, that [is] by the more part,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To him who is such a one, this rebuke is sufficient, which is given by many.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— But sufficient for him was this chastisement, which was from many.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And sufficient for him, is this rebuke proceeding from many:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Sufficient 2425
{2425} Prime
From ἵκω [[hiko]] (ἱκάνω [[hikano]] or ἱκνέομαι [[hikneomai]]; akin to G2240; to arrive); competent (as if coming in season), that is, ample (in amount) or fit (in character).
to such a man 5108
{5108} Prime
(Including the other inflections); from G5104 and G3778; truly this, that is, of this sort (to denote character or individuality).
[is] this 3778
{3778} Prime
Including the nominative masculine plural (second form), nominative feminine signular (third form), and the nominate feminine plural, (fourth form). From the article G3588 and G0846; the he (she or it), that is, this or that (often with the article repeated).
punishment, 2009
{2009} Prime
From a compound of G1909 and G5092; properly esteem, that is, citizenship; used (in the sense of G2008) of a penalty.
which 3588
{3588} Prime

The masculine, feminine (second) and neuter (third) forms, in all their inflections; the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom).
[was inflicted] of 5259
{5259} Prime
A primary preposition; under, that is, (with the genitive) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative) of place (whither [underneath] or where [below]) or time (when [at]).
many. 4119
{4119} Prime
Comparative of G4183; more in quantity, number, or quality; also (in plural) the major portion.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Corinthians 2:6

_ _ Sufficient — without increasing it, which would only drive him to despair (2 Corinthians 2:7), whereas the object of the punishment was, “that (his) spirit might be saved” in the last day.

_ _ to such a man — a milder designation of the offender than if he had been named [Meyer]. Rather, it expresses estrangement from such a one who had caused such grief to the Church, and scandal to religion (Acts 22:22; 1 Corinthians 5:5).

_ _ this punishment — His being “delivered to Satan for the destruction of the flesh”; not only excommunication, but bodily disease (see on 1 Corinthians 5:4, 1 Corinthians 5:5).

_ _ inflicted of many — rather, “by the majority” (the more part of you). Not by an individual priest, as in the Church of Rome, nor by the bishops and clergy alone, but by the whole body of the Church.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Corinthians 2:5-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Corinthians 2:6

Sufficient for such an one — With what a remarkable tenderness does St. Paul treat this offender! He never once mentions his name. Nor does he here so much as mention his crime. By many — Not only by the rulers of the church: the whole congregation acquiesced in the sentence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
1 Corinthians 5:4-5 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, ... To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
1 Timothy 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
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