John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:57 - 15:57

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 15:57 - 15:57


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1Co 15:57. Τῷ δὲ Θεῷ χάρις, but thanks be to God) It had not been of our accomplishment [in our power to effect].-δὲ, but) Although both the law and sin, and death and hell, opposed us, yet we have overcome. This is the sentiment; but the mode or ἦθος, [expression of feeling] is added, thanks be to God.-τῷ διδόντι,[150] who gives) the present, to suit the state of believers.[151]-ΤῸ ΝῖΚΟς, the victory) a repetition, suitable to the triumph: death and hell had aimed at the victory.-Χριστοῦ, Christ) in the faith of whom, we [being dead], dying to the law, have obtained life, 1Co 15:3 and following verses.

[150] Διδόντι is read by ABCGg. But D (Λ) f Vulg. δόντι.-ED.

[151] Nevertheless both the margin of the 2d Ed. and the Germ. Ver., prefer the reading δόντι, and therefore the past tense.-E. B.