John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 3:19 - 3:19

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 3:19 - 3:19


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1Co 3:19. Ὁ δρασσόμενος τοὺς σοφοὺς ἐν τῇ πανουργίᾳ αὐτῶν) Eliphaz in Job 5:13, in the LXX., says, ὁ καταλαμβάνων σοφοὺς ἐν τῇ φρονήσει. The apostles seem to have kept very much by the words of the LXX. Interpreters in passages very well known to the Hellenists [the Greek-speaking Jews], for example in the Parschijoth[29] and Haphtaroth, and likewise in the Psalms; but they have recourse to the Hebrew, in passages less generally used, such as this passage of Job. Paul has also in another place referred to Job. See Php 1:19, note.-ἐν, in) not only whilst they think that they are acting wisely, but in such a way, that their very wisdom is a snare to them.

[29] Parschijoth, sections of the Pentateuch; Haphtaroth, sections of the Prophets, read publicly.-T.