John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:7 - 6:7

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 6:7 - 6:7


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1Co 6:7. Ὅλως) A particle implying a feeling; comp. ch. 1Co 5:1 [note]: it is opposed by implication to μηδόλως. You ought to have no cases ὄλως, at all, against one another, but you have ὅλως, after all, notwithstanding.-ἥττημα, [a fault] defect) even on the part of him, who has the juster cause, and thinks he has the superior cause [Mat 5:39.] He does not say, sin, yet this readily is added in such cases, 1Co 5:8; defect [fault] and praise are in opposition; comp. 1Co 11:17, note. Praise is not indeed expressly found in this passage. Some such antithetic word, however, is intended, because he does not expressly use the term, sin, either. The thing which is praised, is something as it were more blooming and uncommon than the mere action agreeable to the law. So in its opposite.-ὑμῖν, to you) There is a similar dative in 1Co 15:32.[48]-μᾶλλον, rather) all men do not understand this word rather. Many desire neither to injure nor to be injured. They do not attempt to inflict an injury, which is a mere pretence to moderation in regard to justice.-ἀδικεῖσθε) suffer wrong, in the Middle voice; as ἀποστερεῖσθε.

[48] Κρίματα, trials) Although concerning a cause not unjust.-V. g.