John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 2:4 - 2:4

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 2:4 - 2:4

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1Co 2:4. Λόγος, speech) in private.-κήρυγμα, preaching) in public.-πειθοῖς) enticing, a very appropriate term, to which the antithesis is in demonstration. Didymus quotes this passage, Lib. 2 de Spir. S. Jerome translates πειθοῖς λόγοις, with persuasions,[18] so that there should be an apposition, πειθοῖς λόγοις [πειθοῖς being regarded as a noun]. It comes in this view from πειθὼ, to which πειθή is a kindred form. Hesychius has πειθή, πεισμονὴ, πίστις.-σοφίας, of wisdom) He explains in the following verses, what the wisdom is, of which the speeches and arguments are to be set aside.

[18] Cod. Amiat. of Vulg. reads “persuasione verbi.” Other old MSS. “persuasibilibus verbis.”-ED.