John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:3 - 15:3

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:3 - 15:3

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1Co 15:3. [132] Ἐν πρώτοις, among the primary things) The things, which are of greatest importance, ought to be taught among the first things. בראשונה, the LXX., ἐν πρώτοις, i.e. in old time; 2Sa 20:18 : but, first, in Deu 13:9, and so here.-παρελάβον, I received) from Christ Himself, what I have spoken is no fiction, 2Pe 1:16.-ὍΤΙ, that) Paul says that he had declared among the first points of faith, not only the resurrection of Christ, but also the resurrection of the dead, which flows from it; and the Corinthians believed in these doctrines, before they were baptised in the name of Christ, who was crucified for them, and so also died and rose again, 1Co 1:13 : comp. Heb 6:2.-ὙΠῈΡ, for) a very effective expression, which means, for taking away our sins, Gal 1:4; 1Pe 2:24; 1Jn 3:5. So ὑπέρ, Heb 5:3; comp. Tit 2:14; Luk 1:71-74; 2Co 5:15.-ἁμαρτιῶν, sins) on account of which we had deserved death, 1Co 15:17.-γραφάς, Scriptures) Many things are said in Scripture respecting the death of Christ. Paul puts the testimony of Scripture before the testimony of those, who saw the Lord after His resurrection.

[132] Εἰκῆ, in vain-a melancholy term, Gal 2:2; Gal 3:4; Gal 4:11.-Vg.