1Co 1:14. Εὐχαριστῶ, I give thanks) The Providence of God reigns often in events, of which the reason is afterwards discovered. This is the language of a godly man, indicating the importance of the subject, instead of the common phrase, I rejoice.-Κρίσπον καὶ Γάϊον, Crispus and Gaius) He brings forward his witnesses. Paul baptized with his own hand, the most respectable persons, not many others; and not from ambition, but because they were among the first, who believed. The just estimation of his office is not pride, ch. 1Co 16:4. The administration of baptism was not so much the duty of the apostles, as of the deacons, Act 10:48; nor did that circumstance diminish the dignity of this ordinance.