John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 10:3 - 10:3

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 10:3 - 10:3


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1Co 10:3. Καὶ πάντες, and all) The three former particularly refer to baptism; this and the following, to the Lord’s Supper. If there were more sacraments of the New Testament, Paul would have laid down something that bore likewise a resemblance to the others.-τὸ αὐτὸ) the same, in respect of the fathers that fell, or did not fall; not in respect of them and us; for in the New Testament there is none of the Mosaic manna; comp. of one [partakers of that one bread], 1Co 10:17.-βρῶμα, meat) Exo 16:14.-πνευματικὸν, spiritual) Manna was spiritual food, not in itself, Joh 6:32; nor merely in the way of prefiguration; but because there was give from Christ to the Israelites, along with food for the body, food for the soul, the manna, which is far more noble than external food: comp. the next verse; and in this better sense, the denomination is given; comp. Psa 78:24-25 : and there was spiritual food not only to believers, but also, on the part of God [as far as God’s part is concerned], to the others.