John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:4 - 6:4

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:4 - 6:4

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1Co 6:4. Τοὺς ἐξουθενημένους ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ) those who are even least esteemed in the church, any persons whatever rather than the heathen. Every one, even the least, is capable of taking on him the decision of even the greatest interests in external affairs [and therefore is able to come to a decision, not indeed according to the ancient laws of the heathens, but on the true principles of equity.-V. g.]-Comp. 1Co 1:28, 1Co 11:22, and therefore καθίζετε, set ye, is the imperative. [It was not, however, to be thought of to give way at all in that matter to the jurisdiction of heathen judges.-V. g.]