John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 8:10 - 8:10

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 8:10 - 8:10

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1Co 8:10. Εἰδωλείῳ) A word fitted to deter. It is found in 1Ma 1:47; 1Ma 1:50, 1Ma 10:83.; 3 Esdr. 2:10.-οἰκοδομηθήσεται, shall be built up in [emboldened to]) An antiphrasis.[67] You ought to have built up your brother in doing good; but you by your example impel him to do evil. [The force of example is great.-V. g.]-τὰ εἰδωλόθυτα ἐσθίειν, to eat things offered to idols) By these very words the horror of the weak man is expressed, who eats notwithstanding.

[67] See Appendix: When words are used to signify the contrary of what is expressed, as here, shall be built up (usually applied to what is good), meaning, shall be impelled to what is bad.-ED.