John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 3:8 - 3:8

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 3:8 - 3:8

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1Co 3:8. Ἓν) one; neither of them is so much as anything. As one star in the heavens shines high above another; but the unscientific man does not perceive the difference in the height; so the Apostle Paul shone far above Apollos; but the Corinthians did not understand this, and Paul in this passage does not instruct them much on that point; he merely asserts the eminent superiority of Christ.-ἴδιον-ἴδιον, his own-his own) an appropriate repetition, and an antithesis to one.-μισθὸν, reward) something beyond salvation, 1Co 3:14-15. The faithful steward will receive praise, the diligent workman a reward.-κόπον, labour) not merely according to the work [done, but according to each man’s labour].