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under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some, 1 Cor. ix. 19--22. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake, 2 Cor. iv. 5. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangehists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, Eph. iv.

11, 12.

VER. 23.

Ὑμεῖς δὲ Χριστοῦ· Χριστὸς δὲ Θεοῦ.
a And ye are Christ's; and Christ

is God's.

a See on John vi. ver. 39. clause 3.

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b Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults, Psal. xix. 12.

< But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart, 1 Sam. xvi. 7. I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now

See on Matt. iii. ver. 17. clause 2. have I seen with joy thy people,

CHAP. IVVER. 1. Οὕτως ἡμᾶς λογιζέσθω ἄνθρωπος, ὡς ὑπηρέτας Χριστοῦ, καὶ οἰκονόμους μυστηρίων Θεοῦ.

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, band stewards of the mysteries of God.

a See on Matt. xxiv.ver. 45. clause 1. b See on Matt. xiii. ver. 11. clause 2.

VER. 2.

which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee, 1 Chron. xxix. 17. The righteous God trieth the hearts and reins, Psal. vii. 9. Shall not God

search this out? for he knoweth the way of a man is right in his own eyes: secrets of the heart, xliv. 21. Every but the LORD pondereth the hearts, Prov. xxi. 2. But, O LORD of hosts, that judgest righteously, that triest the reins and the heart, Jer. xi. 20. I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man ac

Ὁ δὲ λοιπὸν, ζητεῖται ἐν τοῖς οἰκονόμοις, cording to his ways, and according to ἵνα πιστός τις εὑρεθῇ. the fruit of his doings, xvii. 10.

a Moreover it is required in stewards,

that a man be found faithful.

VER. 5.

Ωστε μὴ πρὸ καιροῦ τι κρίνετε, ἕως ἂν

a See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 45. clause 1. ἔλθη ὁ Κύριος· ὃς καὶ φώτισει τὰ κρυπτὰ

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τοῦ σκότους· καὶ φανερώσει τὰς βουλὰς
ἑκάστῳ ἀπὸ τοῦ Θεοῦ.
τῶν καρδιῶν· καὶ τότε ὁ ἔπαινος γενήσεται

a Therefore judge nothing before the will bring to light the hidden things of time, until the Lord come, who both darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

a See on Matt. vii. ver. 1.

b See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 30. clauses 2, 3.

e See on Matt. x. ver. 26. clause 2. d See on Matt. xxv. ver.21.clause 1.

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Ταῦτα δὲ, ἀδελφοί, μετεσχημάτισα εἰς ἐμαυτὸν καὶ ̓Απολλὰ, δι ̓ ὑμᾶς· ἵνα ἐν ἡμῖν μάθητε τὸ μὴ ὑπὲρ ὃ γέγραπται φρονεῖν, ἵνα μὴ εἰς ὑπὲρ τοῦ ἑνὸς φυσιοῦσθε κατὰ τοῦ ἑτέρου.

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knowledge, by the same Spirit; To another faith, by the same Spirit ; to another the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit; Το another the working of miracles; to another prophecy ; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will, 1 Cor. xii. 4-11.

VER. 8.

Ηδη κεκορεσμένοι ἐστὲ, ἤδη ἐπλουτή σατε, χωρὶς ἡμῶν ἐβασιλεύσατε· καὶ ὄφε λόν γε έβασιλεύσατε· ἵνα καὶ ἡμεῖς ὑμῖν συμβασιλεύσωμεν·

have reigned us kings without us: and Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye also might reign with you. a I would to God ye did reign, b that we

a For the same form of expression see Acts xxvi. 29. 2 Cor. xi. 1.

b For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy, 1 Thess. ii. 19, 20.

VER. 9.

Δοκῶ γὰρ ὅτι ὁ Θεὸς ἡμᾶς τοὺς ἄποστό λους ἐσχάτους ἀπέδειξεν ὡς ἐπιθανατίους· ὅτι θέατρον ἐγενήθμεν τῷ κόσμῳ καὶ ἀγγέλοις καὶ ἀνθρώποις.

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a For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. *Or, us the last apostles, as. + Gr. theatre.

And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, bihat no one of you be puffed up for one against another.

• Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye | believed, even as the Lord gave to every man? 1 Cor. iii. 5. Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be accounted of? Isa. ii. 22. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ, Matt. xxiii. 810. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith, Rom. xii. 3.

Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours, 1 Cor. iii. 21.

VER. 7.

Τίς γάρ σε διακρίνει; τί δὲ ἔχεις ὃ οὐκ ἔλαβες; εἰ δὲ καὶ ἔλαβες, τί καυχά σαι ὡς μὴ λαβών ;

For a who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst re

ceive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou

hadst not received it?

• Gr. distinguisheth thee.

a Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations ; but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given, by the Spirit, the word of wisdom; to another the word of

a See on Matt. v. ver. 10. clause 1.

VER. 10.

Ἡμεῖς μωροὶ διὰ Χριστὸν ὑμεῖς δὲ φρόγιμοι ἐν Χριστῷ· ἡμεῖς ἀσθενεῖς, ὑμεῖς δὲ ἰσχυροί· ὑμεῖς ἔνδοξοι, ἡμεῖς δὲ ἄτιμο.

We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.

VER. 11.

*Αχρι τῆς ἄρτι ὥρας καὶ πεινῶμεν, καὶ διψῶμεν, καὶ γυμνητεύομεν, καὶ κολαφιζόμεθα, καὶ ἀστατοῦμεν·

a Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, und are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;

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For though ye have ten thousand instructers in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel.

2 In weariness and painfulness, in | Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ διὰ τοῦ εὐαγγελίου ἐγὼ ὑμᾶς watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness, 2 Cor. xi. 27. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound every where, and in all things, I am instructed, both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need, Phil. iv. 12. b See on Acts xiv. ver. 19.


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Οὐχ ἐντρέπων ὑμᾶς γράφω ταῦτα, ἀλλ ̓ ὡς τέκνα μου ἀγαπητὰ νουθετῶν

• I write not these things to shame you, b but as my beloved sons 1 warn you.

a I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you, 2 Cor. vii. 3. We do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying, xii. 19.

bO ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged, 2 Cor. vi. 11-13.

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a See on chap. iii. ver. 6. clause 1. VER. 16. Παρακαλῶ οὖν ὑμᾶς, μιμηταί μου για νεσθε.

a Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.

a Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ, 1 Cor. xi. 1. Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample, Phil. iii. 17. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost, 1 Thess. i. 6. Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us, 2 Thess. iii. 9. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God. whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, Heb. xiii. 7. Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock, 1 Pet. v. 2, 3.

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Ολως ἀκούεται ἐν ὑμῖν πορνεία, καὶ τοι αύτη πορνεία, ἥτις οὐδὲ ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν ὀνομάζεται, ὥστε γυναῖκά τινα τοῦ πατρὸς ἔχειν ;

is fornication among you, and such fora It is reported commonly that there

nication as is not so much as named

among the Gentiles, that one should have, his father's wife.

a And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and sinned already, and have not repented that I shall bewail many, which have of the uncleanness, and fornication, and lasciviousness which they have committed, 2 Cor. xii. 21.

VER. 2.

Καὶ ὑμεῖς πεφυσιωμένοι ἐστὲ, καὶ οὐχὶ μᾶλλον ἐπενθήσατε, ἵνα ἐξαρθῇ ἐκ μέσου ὑμῶν ὁ τὸ ἔργον τοῦτο ποιήσας ;

And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, a that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

a See on Matt. xviii. ver. 17. clause 2.

VER. 3.

Ἐγὼ μὲν γὰρ ὡς ἀπὼν τῷ σώματι, παρὼν δὲ τῷ πνεύματι, ἤδη κέκρικα ὡς παρῶν, τὸν οὕτω τοῦτο κατεργασάμενον,

a For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have * judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

* Or, determined.

a For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ, Col. ii. 5.

VER. 4.

Ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, συναχθέντων ὑμῶν καὶ τοῦ ἐμοῦ πνεύματος, σὺν τῇ δυνάμει τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ,

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1 COR. IV. 17-21.-v. 1-4.

Lord, 1 Tim. i. 2. To Timothy, my
dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy,
and peace, from God the Father and
Christ Jesus our Lord, 2 Tim. i. 2.
c See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 45. clause 1.

VER. 18.

*125 μà épxoμévou dé pou gos iμas, ἐφυσιώθησάν τινες·

Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.

VER. 19.

Ἐλεύσομαι δὲ ταχέως πρὸς ὑμᾶς, ἐὰν ὁ Κύριος θελήσῃ, καὶ γνώσομαι οὐ τὸν λόγον τῶν πεφυσιωμένων, ἀλλὰ τὴν δύναμιν.

a But I will come to you shortly, if 'the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

a Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia : for I do pass through Macedonia, 1 Cor. xvi. 5. After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome, Acts xix. 21. And in this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit; And to pass by you into Macedonia, and to come again out of Macedonia unto you, and of you to be brought on my way toward Judæa, 2 Cor. i. 15, 16.

b See on Acts xviii. ver. 21.

VER. 20.

Οὐ γὰρ ἐν λόγῳ ἡ βασιλεία του Θεοῦ, ἀλλ ̓ ἐν δυνάμει.

a For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

a See on Rom. xiv. ver. 17.

VER. 21. Τί θέλετε; ἐν ῥάβδῳ ἔλθω πρὸς ὑμᾶς, ἡ ἐν ἀγάπῃ, πνεύματί τε πραότητος ;

What will ye? a shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

a Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction, 2 Cor. xiii. 10.

a In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus


a See on Matt. xviii. ver. 18.

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VER. 5.

1 COR. v. 5-12.

Παραδοῦναι τὴν τοιοῦτον τῷ Σατανᾶ εἰς | ὄλεθρον τῆς σαρκὸς, ἵνα τὸ πνεῦμα σωθῇ ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τοῦ Κυρίου Ἰησοῦ.

a To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

See on Acts xxvi. ver. 18. clause 3.

b And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother, 2 Thess. iii. 14, 15.

See on chap. i. ver. 8. clause 3.

VER. 6.

Οὐ καλὸν τὸ καύχημα ὑμῶν. Οὐκ οἴδατε ὅτι μικρὰ ζύμη ὅλον τὸ φύραμα ζυμοῖ;


Your glorying is not good. ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

a See on Matt. xiii. ver. 33. clause 1.

VER. 7.

Εκκαθάρατε οὖν τὴν παλαιὰν ζυμὴν, ἵνα ἦτε νέον φύραμα, καθώς ἐστε ἄζυμοι· καὶ γὰρ τὸ πάσχα ἡμῶν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἐτύθη, Χριστός.

a Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. b For even Christ our Passover c is sacrificed for us :

* Or, slain.

Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread ; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses : for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel, Exod. xii. 15. That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind, Eph. iv. 22.

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bSee on Matt. xxvi. ver. 2. clause 2. See on Matt. xx. ver. 28. clause 3.

VER. 8.

Ωστε εορτάζωμεν, μὴ ἐν ζύμη παλαιά, μηδὲ ἐν ζύμη κακίας καὶ πονηρίας, ἀλλ ̓ ἐν ἀζύμοις εἰλικρινείας καὶ ἀληθείας.

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Therefore let us keep the feast, a not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; b but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

* Or, holy day.

2 See on Matt. xvi. ver. 6. clause 2. b Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the

flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD, Josh. xxiv. 14. Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith to him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! John i. 47.

VER. 9.

Εγραψα ὑμῖν ἐν τῇ ἐπιστολῇ, μὴ συναναμίγνυσθαι πόρνοις·

a I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

a Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body, 1 Cor. vi. 18.

VER. 10.

Καὶ οὐ πάντως τοῖς πόρνοις τοῦ κόσμου τούτου, ἢ τοῖς πλεονέκταις, ἢ ἅρπαξιν, ἡ εἰδωλολάτραις· ἐπεὶ ὀφείλετε ἄρα ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου ἐξελθεῖν.

Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

VER. 11.

Νυνὶ δὲ ἔγραψα ὑμῖν μὴ συναναμίγνυσ θαι, ἐάν τις ἀδελφὸς ὀνομαζόμενος ᾖ πορνος, ή πλεονέκτης, ἡ εἰδωλολάτρης, ἢ λοίδορος, ἢ μέθυσος, ἢ ἅρπαξ· τῷ τοιούτῳ μηδὲ συνεσθίειν.

But now I have written unto you not called a brother be a fornicator, or to keep company, if any man that is drunkard, or an extortioner; a with such covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a

an one no not to eat.

a See on Matt. xviii. ver. 17. clause 2.

VER. 12. Τί γάρ μοι καὶ τοὺς ἔξω κρίνειν ; οὐχὶ τοὺς ἔσω ὑμεῖς κρίνετε ;

a For what have 1 to do to judge b them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

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