2 Corinthians 11:28

Besides those things that are outside, that which comes upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
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AD 400
This happened because Paul adopted the habit of teaching the people entrusted to him on a daily basis. He worked during the day and taught at night, for he did not hesitate to put himself out for their sakes. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily. The weight of business that daily presses upon me. The Greek word here used denotes, says Budæus, to collect a band, to call together a meeting, as, e.g, when the mob assembles and makes an attack on the aristocracy and the magistrates. So the Apostle here uses the word to denote those manifold cares which, as it were, formed a band and rushed upon him from every side, and almost overwhelmed him, and this not once only but continuously. Chrysostom, Theophylact, and Ephrem understand it to mean that factious conspiracies, seditions, tumults, popular outbreaks, and plots were being always set in motion against him. This Isaiah , indeed, the literal meaning of the Greek; but S. Paul has already mentioned those troubles in ver26. The former meaning Isaiah , therefore, the better. Then next clause, "the care of all the churches," is explanatory of this. Anselm and Theophylact say beautifully: "Everywhere Paul teaches, bu...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
My daily instance. The labours that come in, and press upon me every day. (Challoner)

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

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