John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 11:18 - 11:18

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 11:18 - 11:18

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1Co 11:18. Πρῶτον, first) This word, when secondly does not follow, gives the discourse a degree of characteristic ἦθος or feeling.[97] Their assembly, even in the use of the gifts, might be held by the Corinthians for the better, 14.-ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ, in the church) The church here approaches to the signification of the place of meeting. ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτὸ, into one place, [where it is right, that all things should be arranged with a view to harmony.-V. g.]-σχίσματα) divisions, not only in your mental opinions, ch. 1Co 1:10, but also as to your outward meetings, 1Co 11:21.-μέρος τι, partly) He excepts the innocent, and uses a mild term.-πιστεύω, I believe) while his love was unaffected by it, ch. 1Co 13:7.

[97] Appendix on moratus Sermo.