Paul Quotes OT 2 Corinthians
Posted by adventbiblestudy on August 25, 2013
After learning to look at texts Paul referred to in his letters to the early churches, you will wander how you ever lived without them. During His entire ministry, Jesus sent religious leaders and others back to scripture. Jesus constantly sent his disciples back to scripture, teaching this was one of the most important lessons for them to preach when it was time for them to conduct their own ministries. Paul not only learned this method, but showed he was very good at teaching this very important quality all disciples need. As Paul teaches the Corinthians and future generations about a personal relationship with Jesus, he shares the key to find Christ in scripture. Paul emphasizes the fact, learning about Jesus takes more than listening to him. Paul knew, a personal relationship with God is an individual effort. Paul also knew, salvation comes only by knowing Christ. Once Paul saw prophecies about Jesus unfold, he could not wait to share the secrets God revealed. Paul knew how important these lessons are, and how they are able to lead people into an understanding of God’s plan of salvation. Paul wanted the early churches to not only see God’s plan, but to study each for themselves. Paul knew how much it would mean to them when they studied the Word on their own. Paul knew exactly how much strength this message brought to those who understood.
2 Corinthians 3:7 NLTse (7) The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away.
Exodus 34:28-35 NLTse Moses remained there on the mountain with the LORD forty days and forty nights. In all that time he ate no bread and drank no water. And the LORD wrote the terms of the covenant–the Ten Commandments–on the stone tablets. (29) When Moses came down Mount Sinai carrying the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, he wasn’t aware that his face had become radiant because he had spoken to the LORD. (30) So when Aaron and the people of Israel saw the radiance of Moses’ face, they were afraid to come near him. (31) But Moses called out to them and asked Aaron and all the leaders of the community to come over, and he talked with them. (32) Then all the people of Israel approached him, and Moses gave them all the instructions the LORD had given him on Mount Sinai. (33) When Moses finished speaking with them, he covered his face with a veil. (34) But whenever he went into the Tent of Meeting to speak with the LORD, he would remove the veil until he came out again. Then he would give the people whatever instructions the LORD had given him, (35) and the people of Israel would see the radiant glow of his face. So he would put the veil over his face until he returned to speak with the LORD.
2 Corinthians 4:7 NLTse (7) We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
Proverbs 4:18 KJV But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Isaiah 64:4-9 NLTse For since the world began, no ear has heard, and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! (5) You welcome those who gladly do good, who follow godly ways. But you have been very angry with us, for we are not godly. We are constant sinners; how can people like us be saved? (6) We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind. (7) Yet no one calls on your name or pleads with you for mercy. Therefore, you have turned away from us and turned us over to our sins. (8) And yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand. (9) Don’t be so angry with us, LORD. Please don’t remember our sins forever. Look at us, we pray, and see that we are all your people.
2 Corinthians 4:8-13 NLTse (8) We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. (9) We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. (10) Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies. (11) Yes, we live under constant danger of death because we serve Jesus, so that the life of Jesus will be evident in our dying bodies. (12) So we live in the face of death, but this has resulted in eternal life for you. (13) But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.”
Psalms 116:8-15 NLTse He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. (9) And so I walk in the LORD’s presence as I live here on earth! (10) I believed in you, so I said, “I am deeply troubled, LORD.” (11) In my anxiety I cried out to you, “These people are all liars!” (12) What can I offer the LORD for all he has done for me? (13) I will lift up the cup of salvation and praise the LORD’s name for saving me. (14) I will keep my promises to the LORD in the presence of all his people. (15) The LORD cares deeply when his loved ones die.
2 Corinthians 6:1-2 NLTse (1) As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. (2) For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.
Isaiah 49:5-10 NLTse And now the LORD speaks– the one who formed me in my mother’s womb to be his servant, who commissioned me to bring Israel back to him. The LORD has honored me, and my God has given me strength. (6) He says, “You will do more than restore the people of Israel to me. I will make you a light to the Gentiles, and you will bring my salvation to the ends of the earth.” (7) The LORD, the Redeemer and Holy One of Israel, says to the one who is despised and rejected by the nations, to the one who is the servant of rulers: “Kings will stand at attention when you pass by. Princes will also bow low because of the LORD, the faithful one, the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you.” (8) This is what the LORD says: “At just the right time, I will respond to you. On the day of salvation I will help you. I will protect you and give you to the people as my covenant with them. Through you I will reestablish the land of Israel and assign it to its own people again. (9) I will say to the prisoners, ‘Come out in freedom,’ and to those in darkness, ‘Come into the light.’ They will be my sheep, grazing in green pastures and on hills that were previously bare. (10) They will neither hunger nor thirst. The searing sun will not reach them anymore. For the LORD in his mercy will lead them; he will lead them beside cool waters.
2 Corinthians 6:7 NLTse (7) We faithfully preach the truth. God’s power is working in us. We use the weapons of righteousness in the right hand for attack and the left hand for defense.
Proverbs 3:14-17 NLTse For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. (15) Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. (16) She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. (17) She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying.
2 Corinthians 6:15-16 NLTse (15) What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? (16) And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God said: “I will live in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Leviticus 26:11-13 NLTse (11) I will live among you, and I will not despise you. (12) I will walk among you; I will be your God, and you will be my people. (13) I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt so you would no longer be their slaves. I broke the yoke of slavery from your neck so you can walk with your heads held high.
2 Corinthians 6:17 NLTse (17) Therefore, come out from among unbelievers, and separate yourselves from them, says the LORD. Don’t touch their filthy things, and I will welcome you.
Isaiah 52:10-15 NLTse The LORD has demonstrated his holy power before the eyes of all the nations. All the ends of the earth will see the victory of our God. (11) Get out! Get out and leave your captivity, where everything you touch is unclean. Get out of there and purify yourselves, you who carry home the sacred objects of the LORD. (12) You will not leave in a hurry, running for your lives. For the LORD will go ahead of you; yes, the God of Israel will protect you from behind. (13) See, my servant will prosper; he will be highly exalted. (14) But many were amazed when they saw him. His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human, and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man. (15) And he will startle many nations. Kings will stand speechless in his presence. For they will see what they had not been told; they will understand what they had not heard about.
2 Corinthians 6:18 NLTse (18) And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.”
Jeremiah 31:1-3 NLTse “In that day,” says the LORD, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people. (2) This is what the LORD says: “Those who survive the coming destruction will find blessings even in the barren land, for I will give rest to the people of Israel.” (3) Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
Jeremiah 31:8-12 NLTse For I will bring them from the north and from the distant corners of the earth. I will not forget the blind and lame, the expectant mothers and women in labor. A great company will return! (9) Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams and on smooth paths where they will not stumble. For I am Israel’s father, and Ephraim is my oldest child. (10) “Listen to this message from the LORD, you nations of the world; proclaim it in distant coastlands: The LORD, who scattered his people, will gather them and watch over them as a shepherd does his flock. (11) For the LORD has redeemed Israel from those too strong for them. (12) They will come home and sing songs of joy on the heights of Jerusalem. They will be radiant because of the LORD’s good gifts– the abundant crops of grain, new wine, and olive oil, and the healthy flocks and herds. Their life will be like a watered garden, and all their sorrows will be gone.
Jeremiah 3:19 NLTse “I thought to myself, ‘I would love to treat you as my own children!’ I wanted nothing more than to give you this beautiful land– the finest possession in the world. I looked forward to your calling me ‘Father,’ and I wanted you never to turn from me.
2 Corinthians 8:9 NLTse (9) You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich.
Isaiah 53:1-4 NLTse Who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm? (2) My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. (3) He was despised and rejected– a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. (4) Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!
2 Corinthians 8:15 NLTse (15) As the Scriptures say, “Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough.”
Exodus 16:15-20 NLTse The Israelites were puzzled when they saw it. “What is it?” they asked each other. They had no idea what it was. And Moses told them, “It is the food the LORD has given you to eat. (16) These are the LORD’s instructions: Each household should gather as much as it needs. Pick up two quarts for each person in your tent.” (17) So the people of Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot, some only a little. (18) But when they measured it out, everyone had just enough. Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough. Each family had just what it needed.(19) Then Moses told them, “Do not keep any of it until morning.” (20) But some of them didn’t listen and kept some of it until morning. But by then it was full of maggots and had a terrible smell. Moses was very angry with them.
2 Corinthians 9:7 NLTse (7) You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”
Proverbs 22:9 NLTse Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor.
Exodus 25:2 NLTse “Tell the people of Israel to bring me their sacred offerings. Accept the contributions from all whose hearts are moved to offer them.
2 Corinthians 9:9 NLTse (9) As the Scriptures say, “They share freely and give generously to the poor. Their good deeds will be remembered forever.”
Psalms 112:4-10 NLTse Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. (5) Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. (6) Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. (7) They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the LORD to care for them. (8) They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly. (9) They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor. (10) The wicked will see this and be infuriated. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.
2 Corinthians 11:3-5 NLTse (3) But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. (4) You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed. (5) But I don’t consider myself inferior in any way to these “super apostles” who teach such things.
Genesis 3:1-6 NLTse The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” (2) “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. (3) “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.'” (4) “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. (5) “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” (6) The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 NLTse (13) These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. (14) But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. (15) So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.
Jeremiah 5:26-31 NLTse “Among my people are wicked men who lie in wait for victims like a hunter hiding in a blind. They continually set traps to catch people. (27) Like a cage filled with birds, their homes are filled with evil plots. And now they are great and rich. (28) They are fat and sleek, and there is no limit to their wicked deeds. They refuse to provide justice to orphans and deny the rights of the poor. (29) Should I not punish them for this?” says the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself against such a nation? (30) A horrible and shocking thing has happened in this land– (31) the prophets give false prophecies, and the priests rule with an iron hand. Worse yet, my people like it that way! But what will you do when the end comes?
2 Corinthians 13:1 NLTse (1) This is the third time I am coming to visit you (and as the Scriptures say, “The facts of every case must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses”).
Numbers 35:29-30 NLTse These are legal requirements for you to observe from generation to generation, wherever you may live. (30) “All murderers must be put to death, but only if evidence is presented by more than one witness. No one may be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
Deuteronomy 17:6-7 NLTse (6) But never put a person to death on the testimony of only one witness. There must always be two or three witnesses. (7) The witnesses must throw the first stones, and then all the people may join in. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you.