John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:2 - 6:2

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:2 - 6:2

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1Co 6:2. Οὐκ οἴδατε, do you not know?) This phrase is used with great force six times in this single chapter. The Corinthians knew, and rejoiced that they knew; but they were acting contrary to their knowledge.-οἱ ἅγιοι, the saints) being themselves first judged.-τὸν κόσμον, the world) all those who are not saints. The antithesis is to, the smallest matters; comp. 1Co 3:22.-κρινοῦσι, they shall judge) The future, comp. 1Co 6:3; Rev 20:4. The present, is judged, is interposed; comp. Joh 15:8. The saints took possession of the civil authority also under Constantine the Great, which is the prelude of things to come. [Scripture from time to time casts a ray of light on the most important affairs, as it were in passing. The proud despise such things; but the humble keep them laid up in their heart, with a truly sober mind. The majesty of the saints is hidden, but it will be revealed at its proper time.-V. g.]-ἐν, in[46]) Comp. Act 17:31.-ἀνάξιόι ἐστε, are ye unworthy) The figure Communicatio.[47]

[46] In the person of; by.-ED.

[47] See Append. An appeal to the reader’s own candour to decide.