2 Corinthians 10: 3-7


#1

for though we walk in the flesh, we do not war accordign to the flesh for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses (strongholds, kjv)

We are destroying speculations (imaginations, kjv) and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive."

What does this mean??


#2

This seems to be pointing to Spiritual warfare IE; prayer good works as opposed to physical warfare.

Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Ephesians12 For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.


#3

so what’s the greek word for “speculations?”


#4

I am not sure of the question. Is it just asking for the meaning or 2 Cor 10:3,4?

Perhaps the NAB gives a clearer translation:

3 For, although we are in the flesh, we do not battle according to the flesh, †
4 for the weapons of our battle are not of flesh but are enormously powerful, capable of destroying fortresses. We destroy arguments

The footnote has:

[3b–6] Paul is involved in combat. The strong military language and imagery are both an assertion of his confidence in the divine power at his disposal and a declaration of war against those who underestimate his resources. The threat is echoed in 2 Cor 13:2–3.
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine. Board of Trustees, Catholic Church. National Conference of Catholic Bishops and United States Catholic Conference, The New American Bible.

Thus Paul says that although we are here on earyth, we are fighting spiritual enemies, with powerful spiritual help.


#5

Speculation is** ** κερδοσκοπία speculate is κερδοσκοπώ .


#6

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