John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 1:13 - 1:13

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 1:13 - 1:13


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1Co 1:13. Μεμέρισται, has [Christ] been divided?) Are then all the members not now any longer under one Head? And yet, since He alone was crucified for you, is it not in the name of Him alone that ye have been baptized? The glory of Christ is not to be divided with His servants; nor is the unity of His body to be cut into pieces, as if Christ were to cease to be one.-μὴ) Lat. num:[4] it is often put in the second clause of an interrogation; ch. 1Co 10:22; 2Co 3:1.-ἘΣΤΑΥΡΏΘΗ-ἘΒΑΠΤΊΣΘΗΤΕ, was crucified-ye were baptized) The cross and baptism claim us for Christ. The correlatives are, redemption, and self-dedication.

[4] It expects a negative answer. “Was it Paul (surely you will not say so) that was crucified for you.” This illustrates the subjective force of μὴ (i.e. referring to something in the mind of the subject); whilst οὐκ is objective.-ED.