John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:5 - 6:5

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:5 - 6:5

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1Co 6:5. Πρὸς ἐντροπὴν, to your shame) The puffed up spirit [ch. 1Co 5:2] of the Corinthians is hereby checked: Comp. 1Co 15:34.-σοφὸς, a wise man) They admired wisdom on other occasions, and wisdom produces the ability for judging between brethren in deciding causes.-οὐδὲ εἷς, not even one) Even the least among believers is a wiser and more desirable judge than an ungodly man.-δυνἠσεται) the future; shall be able if he be applied to.-διακρῖναι) to determine between parties. It differs from κρῖναι, to judge.-ἀδελφοῦ, a brother) The singular for the plural, to denote how easy a matter it is; he wishes that the plaintiff and the defendant should settle the dispute between themselves, without any interference on the part of the judge.