John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 7:36 - 7:36

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 7:36 - 7:36

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1Co 7:36. Τὶς, any man) a parent.-ἀσχημονεῖν) viz. ἑαυτὸν.-τὴν παρθένον αὐτοῦ) a virgin, his daughter.-νομίζει, thinks) Antithesis to, I think (suppose), 1Co 7:26.-εἂν ᾖ ὑπέρακμος) if she pass, ἀκμὴν, the flower, of her age without marriage, as it were despised by suitors.-ὀφείλει, it so ought to be [need so require, Engl. V.] [because he cannot see how better to consult the advantage of his daughter.-V. g.], having no necessity, in the following verse is the antithesis.-οὐχʼ ἁμαρτάνει, he sinneth not) The matter is sweetly expressed by short clauses.