John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:33 - 15:33

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:33 - 15:33

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1Co 15:33. Μὴ πλανᾶσθε) in the Middle voice.-φθείρουσιν) they corrupt. Its conjugate corruption, is found at 1Co 15:42. He uses the well-known sentence of Menander in a sublimer sense, and opposes it to the Epicurean creed, 1Co 15:32; presently after, at 1Co 15:34, he was about to apply a more weighty stimulant. [The multitude of wicked sayings and vicious proverbs in human life is indeed very great, by which a vast number repel things however sacred and salutary and endeavour to defend their own wantonness and hypocrisy. Scoffs of that kind were also common among the Israelites, Eze 11:3; Eze 11:15; Eze 12:22; Eze 18:2.-V. g.]-ἤθη, manners) Good manners [principles] are those, with which a man passes from things that are fading to things that are eternal.-χρηστὰ) good or even easy, light [pliant dispositions]: see Scap. on this word, col. 1820. Comp. Rom 16:18.-κακαὶ, evil) opposed to faith, hope, love. On the other hand, good communication [conversations] as for instance concerning the resurrection, puts an end to gluttony and depravity of manners.