John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 14:25 - 14:25

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 14:25 - 14:25

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1Co 14:25. Τὰ κρυπτὰ τῆς καρδίας αὐτοῦ, the secrets of his heart) all the inmost thoughts of the heathen’s heart, which has never experienced such feelings, and has now for the first time become acquainted with itself and makes confession concerning itself: for the unbeliever is here principally intended. The unlearned man is added by the way, on account of his case being not altogether dissimilar. Any one with the lowest degree of faith before entering an assembly of that kind knew, that God is truly in believers.-αὐτοῦ, of him) the unbelieving stranger.-φανερὰ γίνεται, are made manifest) Dan 2:30 at the end.-οὕτω) so, at last.-πεσὼν, falling down) a public declaration on the part of those, who feel and experience in themselves the power of the word, is generally made too sparingly in our times.-ἀπαγγέλλων, declaring) spontaneously, clearly, expressly announcing this fact either in the Church, or even out of it elsewhere: comp. on this word, Greg. Paneg. § 123 cum Annot.-ὅτι, that) comp. Dan 2:46-47. A most conclusive argument for the truth of religion, from the operations of God on godly men.-ὄντως, indeed) He will confess, that you are not mad, but that God is truly in you, and that He is the true God, who is in you.