John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 1:26 - 1:26

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 1:26 - 1:26

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1Co 1:26. Βλέπετε) ye see. For shows it to be the indicative mood.-τὴν κλῆσιν ὑμῶν, your calling) the state, in which the heavenly calling proves an offence to you; so, calling, 1Co 7:20.-οὐ πολλοὶ, not many) Therefore, however, some supply, have been called. As a comparison has been made with the preachers, so also with the hearers of the Gospel. The ellipse contains a euphemism [end.[13]]-κατὰ σάρκα, according to the flesh) a phrase nearly related to the expression, of the world, which presently after occurs in 1Co 1:27. The world judges according to the flesh.-εὐγενεῖς, noble) who are generally also wise and powerful. [Can it be believed, that this is the distinctive characteristic of the society of those, who, in our vernacular tongue (German) are styled Freymaurer, Freemasons.-V. g.]

[13] Σοφοὶ, wise) Hence such a small number of men were gained at Athens, which was the seat of Grecian wisdom.-V. g.