The first two chapters have left us an impression that relations between Paul and the church in Corinth had become strained. We go on with 3:1:
“Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?”
Obviously kind of astringent! rhetorical questions with an obvious answer in the negative!
Do you understand this, Jo? tell me yes or no.
Anyone? If I go on I’ll need some comments.