John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 11:17 - 11:17

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 11:17 - 11:17

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1Co 11:17. Τοῦτο) this, which follows.-παραγγέλλω, [Engl. Vers. I declare] I command) in the name of the Lord, 1Co 11:23; 1Co 14:37.-οὐκ ἐπαινῶν, not praising) the opposite is, I praise, 1Co 11:2. The two parts into which this chapter is divided, are closely connected by this antithesis; in the one the Corinthians were regarded as well-disposed, in the other, as committing sin.-εἰς τὸ κρεῖττον, for the better) An assembly of believers ought always to be progressing towards that, which is better.-εἰς τὸ ἥττον, for the worse) and therefore for condemnation, 1Co 11:34. At first Paul speaks more gently. κρεῖττον, ἥττον, form a paranomasia.[96]

[96] See App. The two words by the similiarity of sound forming the more striking contrast.-ED.