John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:27 - 15:27

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:27 - 15:27

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1Co 15:27. Πάντα γὰρ, for all things) not even excepting death. The Psalm [8:] might seem by this syllable, כל, all things, merely to indicate animals and stars, which it expressly names; but the apostle teaches us, that it has a much more extended application. Good things are made subject to Him in a most joyous condition; bad things in a most sorrowful one: for these latter are destroyed, and are made His footstool.-ὑπέταξεν, subjected) viz. God even the Father; comp. at ὑποταγῆν, Eph 1:22; Php 3:21; Heb 2:8; 1Pe 3:22. He will subject all things, in His own time; He has already subjected them, because He hath said it.-ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ) not only enemies, but also all other things are put under His feet, Eph 1:22. This phrase is a synecdoche; all things are made subject to Him: and those things, which oppose themselves to Him, and do not wish to be subject, are altogether thrust down under His feet, as a footstool. There is a clear distinction between the expressions being put under His feet and being given into His hands. The former however need not be understood in so harsh a sense as the expression might seem to imply: otherwise, there would be no room for the exception of Him, who subjected them.-εἴπῃ, saith) viz. the prophet, Heb 2:6.-δῆλον, manifest) For the Father is not subject to the Son; but (δὲ, 1Co 15:28) the Son is subject to the Father. The apostle with great power and wisdom points out the sum [the main issue] of all things, from the Psalm.