2 Corinthians 11:11

Why? because I love you not? God knows.
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AD 400
Paul wanted the Corinthians to understand that his love for them was beneficial, not harmful. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Quickly [is it done], and by an easy method. But still, not even so did he rid them of those charges. For he neither said, 'you are not weak,' nor yet, 'you are strong;' but, I love you, which very greatly aggravated the accusation against them. For the not receiving from them, because they felt it an exceeding grievance, was a proof of special love toward them. So he acted in two contrary ways out of love; he both did receive, and did not receive: but this contrariety was on account of the disposition of the givers. And he did not say, 'I therefore do not take of you, because I exceedingly love you,' for this would have contained an accusation of their weakness and have thrown them into distress; but he turned what he said to another reason. What then is this?

John Chrysostom

AD 407
By giving love as the motive for his behavior, Paul makes his admonition even more serious.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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