John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 14:20 - 14:20

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 14:20 - 14:20

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1Co 14:20. Ἀδελφοὶ, brethren) The vocative put at the beginning has an agreeable force.-τῇ κακίᾳ· ταῖς φρεσὶ) Ammonius makes this seasonable observation: “νοῦς is covert reasoning, ἀπόκρυφος λογισμὸς; but φρένες implies GOOD thoughts,” αἱ ΑΓΑΘΑΙ διάνοιαι. Nor does κακία denote malice [badness], but vice, or whatever is opposed to virtue.-νηπιάζετε, be ye children) νηπιάζω, similar to the forms ἀκμάζω, πυῤῥάζω.-τέλειοι, perfect) and therefore determining the true value of every thing according to its use.