John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 10:13 - 10:13

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 10:13 - 10:13


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1Co 10:13. Πειρασμὸς, temptation) It is mere human temptation, such as may be overcome by a man, when the man has to do either with himself, or with others like himself; to this is opposed the temptation of demons; comp. 1Co 10:20; 1Co 10:14. Paul had greater experience; the Corinthians were inexperienced, and therefore more free from concern.-οὐκ εἴληφεν, has not taken) he says οὐκ, not οὐκέτι. He is, therefore, speaking of some temptation, with which they are at present struggling; comp. with εἴληφεν, hath taken, Luk 5:5; Luk 5:26; 2Co 12:16.-πιστὸς δὲ, but faithful) An abbreviated expression, of which the one member must be supplied from the other. Hitherto you have not been severely tempted; you owe that not to your own care, but to the protection of God; but now a greater temptation hangs over you; in it God also will be your defence, but be ye watchful. Thus δὲ, but, extends its meaning to 1Co 10:14. God is faithful in affording the assistance which both His word and His former works promise.-πειρασθῆναι, to be tempted) by men or demons.-δύνασθε, you are able) viz., to bear, from the end of the verse.-σὺν, with) God permits us to be moderately tempted; and at the same time provides a way of escape.-καὶ, also) the connection being unbroken.-ἐκβασιν) a way of escape, which takes place gradually, even while some things remain to be borne. The same word is found, Wis 2:17; Wis 8:8; Wis 8:11 :(14)15.