John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 13:2 - 13:2

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 13:2 - 13:2


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1Co 13:2. Μυστήρια, mysteries) Rom 11:25, note. He does not add wisdom, which is nothing without love.-καὶ πᾶσαν τὴν γνῶσιν, and all knowledge) This is construed with εἰδῶ, I understand, as being a word of kindred meaning and immediately preceding. Of those gifts, which are enumerated at ch. 12, Paul at ch. 13. selected such as are more remarkable, and to which the peculiar prerogatives of love are fitly opposed. Mysteries relate to things concealed; knowledge comprehends things which are more ready at hand, and more necessary, as Wissenschaften is commonly said of natural things-πίστιν, faith) ch. 1Co 12:9, note.