John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 7:30 - 7:30

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 7:30 - 7:30


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1Co 7:30. Οἱ χαίροντες, they who rejoice) he does not say, they who laugh. [Rom 12:15. The train of thought is here (in the words, “they that rejoice”) of nuptial feasts; as in the preceding words (they that weep) of the death of a wife, etc.-V. g.] He speaks soberly as is suitable in the vale of tears.-ὡς μὴ κατέχοντες, as though they possessed not) To possess, after, to buy, makes an epitasis [an emphatic addition to the previous words. Append.]: as after use, abuse comes, in the next verse, from which it is evident, that the figure Ploce [the same word twice, once simply, next expressing an attribute. Append.] occurs in the three preceding clauses; for as the Apostle Paul exhorts the teacher to teach, and every one employed in doing good to be active in doing it, Rom 12:7; so they, that rejoice, rejoice in the world, which same is the very thing that he forbids.