John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 1:30 - 1:30

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 1:30 - 1:30

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1Co 1:30. Ἐξ αὐτοῦ, of Him) Ye are of God, not now any longer of the world, Rom 11:36; Eph 2:8.-ὑμεῖς, ye) An antithesis to many, 1Co 1:26. Those persons themselves, whom the apostle addresses, ye, were not the many wise men according to the flesh, etc.-ἐστὲ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, ye are in Christ Jesus) ye are Christians, etc. The antithesis is between, things which are not [1Co 1:28], and, ye are [1Co 1:30]; likewise flesh [1Co 1:26; 1Co 1:29], and Christ [1Co 1:30].-ἐγενήθη ἡμῖν, is made to us) More is implied in these words, than if he had said; we have become wise, etc., He is made to us wisdom, etc., in respect of our knowledge, and, before that was attained, by Himself in His cross, death, resurrection. To us the dative of advantage.-σοφία, wisdom) whereas we were formerly fools. The variety of the Divine goodness in Christ presupposes that our misery is from ourselves.-δικαιοσύνη, righteousness) Whereas we were formerly weak (without strength) [Rom 5:6], comp. Isa 45:24. Jehovah, our righteousness, Jer 23:6, where (comp. 1Co 1:5) he is speaking of the Son: for the Father is not called our righteousness.-ἁγιασμὸς, sanctification) whereas we were formerly base.-ἁπολύτρωσις) redemption, even to the utmost; whereas we were formerly despised, ἐξουθενημένοι [1Co 1:28].