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

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


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1Co 9:9. Οὐ φιμώσεις βοῦν ἀλοῶντα) So the LXX., Deu 25:4.-ἀλοῶντα, threshing) Horses in the present day are employed in threshing corn in some parts of Germany.-μὴ τῶν βοῶν, does God care for oxen) It is not at all denied, that God cares for oxen, since the man, who would have muzzled the ox, threshing the corn, would have committed a sin against the law. But the conclusion proceeds from the less to the greater. [If God cares for mere oxen, much more for men]. This is a specimen of the right mode of handling the Mosaic laws, enacted regarding animals.