2 Corinthians 9:4

Lest perhaps if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, you) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.
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AD 400
It is obvious that if Paul arrives and finds that the Corinthians are not what they have been expected to be, he will be chagrined and they will feel even more frustrated. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Lest by any means if there come with me any from Macedonia, we, (that we say not ye,) should be put to shame in this confidence. The shame is greater when the spectators he has arrayed against them are many, even those same persons who had heard [his boasting.] And he did not say, 'for I am bringing with me Macedonians.' 'for there are Macedonians coming with me;' lest he should seem to do it on purpose; but how [said he?] Lest by any means, if there come with me any from Macedonia? 'For this may happen,' he says, 'it is matter of possibility.' For thus he also made what he said unsuspected, but had he expressed himself in that other way, he would have even made them the more contentious. See how he leads them on, not from spiritual motives only, but from human ones as well. 'For,' says he, 'though you make no great account of me, and reckon confidently on my excusing you, yet think of them of Macedonia,' lest by any means, if they come and find you; and he did not say 'unwillingly,' b...

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

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