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

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


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1Co 4:4. Οὐδὲν) nothing, unfaithful: comp. faithful, 1Co 4:2. So the LXX. οὐ γὰρ σύνοιδα ἐμαυτῷ ἄτοπα πράξας, Job 27:6. He, whom conscience accuses, is held as deciding in judgment on himself.-οὐκ ἐν τούτῳ δεδικαίωμαι) I am not justified in this, if I decide in my own case. For the judgment remains. It is the Lord who will pronounce me justified, 1Co 4:5. Paul may be regarded either as a judge, or a witness, in his own case. As a witness, he knows, that he is unconscious of any crime. As a judge, he dares not on that account decide in his own case, or pronounce himself to be justified.-ἀνακρίνων με) He who decides in my case, whose decision I do not decline, at His coming, 1Co 4:5, and who declares me justified.[32]

[32] Κύριός ἐστιν, is the Lord) Jesus Christ, 1Co 5:5. He is mentioned along with God, as in ver. 1.-V. g.