John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 11:23 - 11:23

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 11:23 - 11:23


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1Co 11:23. Ἐγὼ γὰρ παρέλαβον, for I received) by immediate revelation. “We ought therefore with great reverence to approach that most solemn mystery, which the Lord instituted, while He was yet upon the earth, as we are distinctly informed by Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and which He renewed, besides, when He ascended into heaven, by special revelation to the Apostle Paul.”-Jac. Faber Stapulensis.-ἀπὸ τοῦ Κυρίου, from the Lord) Jesus Christ.-παρέδωκα, I delivered) in your presence.-ὁ Κύριος Ἰησοῦς, The Lord Jesus) This word Jesus is added with deliberate intention. He had just said from the Lord.-ἐν τῇ νυκτὶ, on the night) Hence it is called the Supper. Comp. Exo 12:6; although in regard to the paschal lamb, the time of the day was expressly appointed; not so in respect to the Eucharist.-ᾗ παρεδίδοτο, on which He was betrayed) This is thus brought forward with evident intention; for His being betrayed broke off the conversation of Jesus with his disciples: comp. note at 1Co 11:26.