John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 10:19 - 10:19

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 10:19 - 10:19

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1Co 10:19. Τί, what) In the Protasis, he has derived his argument from the sacred rites of the Christians and Jews; and now about to give the apodosis, he uses προθεραπεία, precaution in the way of anticipation, and sets down by implication the apodosis itself with pious caution, εὐλαβῶς, in 1Co 10:20 : he who eats things offered to idols, cultivates communion with demons. An idol[88] is a piece of wood, and nothing else; what is offered to an idol is a piece of flesh, and nothing else; but that cup and that bread, which have been spoken of at 1Co 10:16, are not a mere cup and mere bread.

[88] By inverting the order, the margin of both editions intimates, that εἰδωλόθυτον is to be placed first, and that εἴδωλον should be second in the order; but the Germ. Ver. follows the reading of the text.-E. B.

BC corrected later, D Vulg., d Memph., Theb. Versions, have the order εἰδωλόθυτον-εἴδωλον. A omits ἢ ὅτι εἴδωλόν τι ἔστιν.-ED.