John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 9:2 - 9:2

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John Bengel Commentary - 1 Corinthians 9:2 - 9:2

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1Co 9:2. Ὑμῖν, to you) to whom I came; who have received the Gospel; you cannot deny it: ὑμῖν, as far as you are concerned. Similar datives are found at 1Co 9:21.-ἡ γὰρ σφραγὶς, for the seal) From the Church of believers an argument may be derived for the truth of the Gospel, and of the Christian religion.-ἀποστολῆς, of apostleship) A person even, who was not an apostle, might bring men by means of the Gospel to the faith, as Philip, Epaphras, and others; but Paul calls the Corinthians the seal not of calling of whatsoever kind, but of his apostolic calling: because he had the signs of an apostle, 2Co 12:12; Rom 15:18-19; nor did the Corinthians merely receive faith, but also a singular abundance of gifts, 1Co 1:7.