John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 13:3 - 13:3

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 13:3 - 13:3

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1Co 13:3. Καὶ ἐὰν, and if) This is the utmost that the helps and governments can do, ch. 1Co 12:28.-ψωμίσω, though I should distribute) He puts in the highest place, what refers to the human will and seems to be the most closely connected with love, in regard to acting and suffering. He, who delivers up his goods and his body, has much love, 2Co 12:15; but he who delivers them up without love, keeps back his soul to himself:[116] for love is a faculty of the soul; therefore he speaks of profit (ὠφελοῦμαι) in the apodosis. On ΨΩΜΊΖΕΙΝ see Rom 12:20.-ΠΑΡΑΔῶ, give up) for others.-ἵνα) even to such a degree as that I be burnt, Dan 3:28; they gave up their bodies to the fire, παρέδωκαν τὰ σώματα αὐτῶν εἰς πῦρ.

[116] He may give up his body, but he keeps back his soul.-ED.