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But she is happier if she so abide, after | šv oupara, kite tai tña yñs (comép cior my judgment : and I think also that I | Osol wondes, xai xúpies wolnob.) have the Spirit of God.

For though there be that ure called CHAP. VIII.–VER. 1.

gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as περί δε των ειδωλοθύτων, οίδαμεν ότι | there be gods many, and lords many,) πάντες γνώσιν έχομεν. Η γνώσις φυσιού, η

VER. 6. δε αγάπη οικοδομεί.

'Αλλ' ημίν εις Θεός ο πατήρ, εξ ου τα Now as touching things offered unto Trávta, xai nusis els ajtóv xai els Kupaos idols, we know that we all have know- | 'Ιησούς Χριστός, δι' ού τα πάντα, και ledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but cha- nesīs di' aitī. rity edifieth.

a But to us there is but one God, the

Father, b of whom are all things, and VER. 2.

we in him; dand one Lord Jesus Christ, Eidé tig doxet sidsvei 76, oidsaw oudèy by whom are all things, and we šyroxe xalà dei provas.

him. And if any man think that he knoweth

* Or, for him. any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he a One Lord, one faith, one bapought to know.

tism, one God and Father of all, who

is above all, and through all, and in VER. 3.

you all, Eph. iv. 5, 6. Ει δέ τις αγαπά τον Θεόν, ούτος έγνω bSee on Acts iv. ver. 24. and xvii. σται υπ' αυτού.

ver. 28.

c See on John vi. ver. 56. and vi. a But if any man love God, the same

ver. 13. clause 2. is known of him.

d See on John v. ver. 19. clause 2. a For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous : but the way of the

VER. 7. ungodly shall perish, Psal. i. 6. The 'Αλλ' ουχ εν πάσιν ή γνώσις· τινες δε LORD is good, a strong hold in the τη συνειδήσει του ειδώλου έως άρτι, ως day of trouble; and he knoweth them είδωλόθυτον εσθίουσι, και η συνείδησις αύthat trust in bim, Nah, i. 7. And Tv år derns ousa ponúvetas. then will l profess unto them, I never

Howbeit there is not in every man knew you : depart from me, ye that work iniquity, Matt. vii. 23. I am that knowledge: a for some with cons the good shepherd, and know my

science of the idol unto this hour eat it sheep, and am known of mine, John their conscienee being weak is defiled.

as a thing offered unto an idol; and 1. 14. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this a I know, and am persuaded by the seal, The Lord knowcth them that are Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unhis. And, Let every one that nameth clean of itself: but to him that the name of Christ depart from ini- esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to quity, 2 Tim. ii. 19.

him it is unclean, Rom. xiv. 14. And

he that doubteth is damned if he eat, VER. 4.

because he eateth not of faith : for Tegi vñs Epárems or rõv eldwobútor, whatsoever is not of faith is sin, 23. οίδαμεν ότι ουδέν είδωλον εν κόσμω, και

VER. 8. ότι ουδείς Θεός έτερος ει μη είς:

Βρώμα δε ημάς ου παρίστησι τω Θεώ: o As concerning therefore the eating of | ούτε γάρ έαν φάγωμεν, περισσεύομεν· these things that are offered in sacrifice | ούτε εάν μη φάγωμεν, υστερούμεθα. unto idols, a we know that an idol is nothing in the world, b and that there is God : for neither, if we eat, * are we

a But meat commendeth us not to none other God but one.

the better ; neither, if we eat not, t are a See on Acts xiv. ver. 15. clause 1.

we the worse. b See on Acts iv. ver. 24.

• Or, have we the more. VER. 5.

+ Or, have we less. Και γαρ είπές εισι λεγόμενοι θεοί, είτε a See on Matt. xv. ver. 11.clause 1.

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1 COR. VII. 9-13.-Ιx. 1-4.

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a Am I not an apostle? am I not free? VER. 9.

b hare I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord ? Βλέπετε δε μήπως και εξουσία υμών are ye not my work in the Lord? αύτη πρόσκομμα γένηται τους ασθενού

a See on Rom. i. ver. 1. clause 3.

b And last of all he was seen of me a But take heed lest by any means this also, as of one born out of due time, • liberty of your’s become a stumbling- 1 Cor. Χν. 8. And as he journeyed, block to them that are weak.

he came near Damascus ; and sud• Or, power.

denly there shined round about him

a light from heaven. And he fell to a See on Matt. xviii. ver. 6. the earth, and heard a voice saying

unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest VER. 10.

thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Εάν γάρ τις ίδη σε τον έχοντα γνώσιν, Lord ? And the Lord said, I am Jeεν είδωλεία κατακείμενον, ουχί ή συνείδη

sus whom thou persecutest: it is hard σις αύτου ασθενούς όντος οικοδομηθήσεται | for thee to kick against the pricks. εις το τα είδωλόθυτα εσθίειν ;

And he trembling and' astonished, , For if any man see thee which hast said, Lord, what wilt thou bave me knowledge sit at meat in the idol's tem to do? And the Lord said unto him, ple, shall not the conscience of him Arise, and go into the city, and it which is weak be * emboldened to eat shall be told thee what thou must do, those things which are offered to idols; Acts ix. 3-6. * Gr. edified.

c See on chap. iii. ver. 6. clause 1. VER. 11.

VER. 2. Και απολείται ο ασθενών αδελφός επί Εί άλλοις ουκ ειμι απόστολος, αλλά γε τη ση γνώσει, δι' όν Χριστός απέθανεν. υμίν είμι ή γαρ σφραγίς της έμής αποσ

2 And through thy knowledge shall Toans insīs Éste šv Kuziv. the weak brother perish, for whom Christ If I be not an apostle unto others, yet died?

doubtless I am to you : a for the seal of Destroy not bim with thy meat; mine apostleship ure ye in the Lord. for whom Christ died, Rom. xiv. 15.

a Do we begin again to commend

ourselves ? or need we, as some others, VER. 12.

epistles of commendation to you, or ούτω δε αμαρτάνοντες εις τους αδελ- | letters of commendation from you ? φους, και τύπτοντες φυτών την συνείδη- Υe are our epistle written in our σιν ασθενούσαν, εις Χριστόν αμαρτάνετε. hearts, known and read of all men:

a But when ye sin so against the bre- Forasmuch as ye are manifestly dethren, and wound their weak conscience, clared to be the epistle of Christ ye sin against Christ.

ministered by us, written not with a See on Matt. xxv.ver.40. clause 4. ink, but with the Spirit of the living

God; not in tables of stone, but in VER. 13.

fleshy tables of the heart, 2 Cor. iii. Διόπερ ει βρώμα σκανδαλίζει τον αδελ-1-3. φόν μου, ου μή φάγω κρέα εις τον αιώνα, ένα μή τον αδελφός μου σκανδαλίσω.

VER. 3.

“Η έμή απολογία τους εμέ ανακρίνουσιν, a Wherefore, if meat make my bro.. .

αύτη εστί. ther to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my bro Mine answer to them that do eramine ther to offend.

me is this, a See on chap. vi. ver. 12. clause 2.

VER. 4.

Μη ουκ έχομεν εξουσίαν φαγείν και CHAP. IX. VER. 1. Ουκ ειμι απόστολος και ουκ ειμι ελεύθερος και ουχί 'Ιησούν Χριστόν τον Κύριον

a Have we not power to eat and to

drink? ημών εώρακα; ού το έργον μου υμείς έστε εν Κυρίω και

a See on Matt. x. ver. 10. clause 3.

πιείν ;

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1 COR. IX. 5-13.

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a Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when VER. 5.

he treadeth out the corn, Deut. xxv. 4. Μη ουκ έχομεν εξουσίαν αδελφήν γυ

b See on Matt. vi. ver. 26. clause 1. ναϊκα σεριάγειν, ως και οι λοιποί απόστολοι, και οι αδελφοί του Κυρίου, και

VER. 10. Κηφάς;

Η δι' ημάς πάντως λέγει; Δι' ημάς a Have we not power to lead about a

γάρ εγράφη, ότι επ' ελπίδι οφείλει ο αροsister, * α wife, as well as other apostles, | τριών άροτριάν και ο άλοών της ελπίδος αnd as 5 the brethren of the Lord, and | αυτού μετέχειν, επ' ελπίδι. Cephas?

Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? * Or, woman.

a For our sakes, no doubt, this is writa See on chap. vii. ver. 2.

ten : 'b that he that ploweth should plow b See on Matt. xii. ver. 46.

in hope ; and that he that thresheth in And when Jesus was come into hope should be partaker of his hope. Peter's house, he saw his wife's mo a See on Matt. x. ver. 10. clause 3. ther laid, and sick of a fever, Matt.

b Say not ye, There are yet four viii. 14.

months, and then cometh harvest? VER. 6.

behold, I say unto you, Lift up your "H μόνος εγώ και Βαρνάβας ουκ έχομεν | eyes, and look on the fields ; for they εξουσίαν του μη εργάζεσθαι ;

are wbite already to harvest. And

he that reapeth receiveth wages, Or I only and Barnabas, a have not

and gathereth fruit unto life eternal ; we power to forbear working?

that both he that soweth and he that a Neither did we eat any man's reapeth may rejoice together. And bread for nought; but wrought with herein is that saying true, One sowlabour and travail night and day, that eth, and another reapeth. I sent you we might not be chargeable to any of to reap that whereon ye bestowed no you: Not because we have not power, labour: other men laboured, and ye but to make ourselves an ensample are entered into their labours, John unto you to follow us, 2 Thess. iii. iv. 35–38. 8, 9. VER. 7.

VER. 11. Τις στρατεύεται ιδίοις όψωνίοις ποτέ; Ει ημείς υμϊν τα πνευματικά έσπείτις φυτεύει αμπελώνα, και εκ του καρπού Γραμεν, μέγα ει ημείς υμών τα σαρκικά αυτού ουκ έσθίει ; ή τις ποιμαίνει ποίμνην, | Θερίσομεν ; και εκ του γάλακτος της ποίμνης ουκ

a If we have sown unto you spiritual εσθίει ;

things, is it a great thing if we shall Who goeth a warfare any time at his reap your carnal things? own charges ? who planteth a vineyard, a See on Matt. x. ver. 10. clause 3. and eateih not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of

VER. 19. the milk of the flock?

Ει άλλοι της εξουσίας υμών μετέχουVER. 8.

σιν, ου μάλλον ημείς και αλλ' ουχ έχρησά

μεθα τη εξουσία ταύτη· αλλά πάντα Μη κατά άνθρωπον ταύτα λαλώ ; | στέγομεν, ίνα μή εγκοπήν τιχα δώμεν τω "Η ουχί και ο νόμος ταύτα λέγει και

ευαγγελία του Χριστού. Say I these things as a man? or saith

If others be partakers of this power not the law the same also?

over you, are not we rather? a NeverVER. 9.

theless we have not used this power ; but Ev gàp To Mwéws vópe mo yérpantas suffer all things, lest we should hinder Ου φιμώσεις Εούν αλοώντα. Μη των βοών | the Gospel of Christ. μέλει τώ Θεώ,

a See on Acts xviii. ver. 3. a For it is written in the law of Mo. ses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of

VER. 13. the or that treadeth out the corn. b Doth Ουκ οίδατε ότι οι τα ιερά εργαζόμενοι God take care for oren?

έκ του ιερού έσθίουσιν; οι τώ θυσιαστη.

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1 Cor. IX. 13, 14.

A. D. 59. ρίω προσεδρεύοντες, τώ θυσιαστηρίω συμ. most holy for thee and for thy sons. μερίζονται και ;

In the most holy place shalt thou eat a Do ye not know, that ihey which it; every male shall eat it : it shall minister about holy things * live of the be holy unto thee. And this is thine : things of the temple? und they which the heave-offering of their gift, with wait at the altar are partakers with the all the wave-offerings of the children altar?

of Israel : I have given them unto Or, feed.

thee, and to thy sons and to thy

daughters with thee, by a statute for a Behold Israel after the flesh : are ever: every one that is clean in thy not they which eat of the sacrifices , house shall eat of it. All the best of partakers of the altar? 1 Cor. x. 18. the oil, and all the best of the wine, And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and of the wheat, the first-fruits of and his sons eat: with unleavened them, which they shall offer unto the bread shall it be eaten in the holy Lord, them have I given thee. And place ; in the court of the tabernacle i whatsoever is first ripe in the land, of the congregation they shall eat it. which they shall bring unto the Lord, It shall not be baken with leaven. shall be thine : every one that is clean I have given it unto them for their in thine house shall eat of it. Every portion of my offerings made by fire ; thing devoted in Israel shall be thine. it is most holy, as is the sin-offering, Every thing that openeth the matrix and as the trespass-offering. All the in all flesh, which they bring unto the males among the children of Aaron Lord, whether it be of men or beasts, shall eat of it: it shall be a statute for shall be thine: nevertheless the firstever in your generations, concerning born of man shalt thou surely redeem, the offering of the LORD made by and the firstling of unclean beasts fire : every one that toucheth them shalt thou redeem. And those that shall be holy, Lev. vi. 16–18. Every are to be redeemed, from a month old male among the priests shall eat shalt thou redeem, according to thine thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy estimation, for the money of five place: it is most holy. As the sin- ' shekels, after the shekel of the sancoffering is, so is the trespass-offering : tuary, which is twenty gerahs. But there is one law for them : the priest the firstling of a cow, or the firstling that maketh atonement therewith 'of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, shall have it. And the priest that thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: offereth any man's burnt-offering, even thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the priest shall have to himself the the altar, and shalt burn their fat for skin of the burnt-offering which he an offering made by fire, for a sweet hath offered. And all the meat-of- savour unto the LORD. And the flesh ferings that is baken in the oven, and of them shall be thine, as the waveall that is dressed in the frying-pan, breast and as the right shoulder are and in the pan, shall be the priest's thine. All the heave-offerings of the that offereth it. And every meat- holy things, which the children of Isoffering mingled with oil, and dry, rael offer unto the Lorn, hare I given shall all the sons of Aaron have, one thee and thy sons and thy daughters as much as another, vii. 6—10. And with thee, by a statute for ever: it is the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, a covenant of salt for ever before the I also have given thee the charge of Lord unto thee, and to thy seed with mine heave-offerings of all the hal- thee, Numb. xvii. 8—19. lowed things of the children of Israel; 1 unto thee have I given them, by rea

VER. 14. son of the anointing, and to thy sons, Ούτω και ο Κύριος διέταξε τους το by an ordinance for ever. This shall | ευαγγέλιον καταγγέλλουσιν, εκ του ευαγbe thine of the most holy things, re- rencov Sv. served from the fire : Every oblation of theirs, every meat-offering of theirs, they which preach the Gospel should live

a Even so hath the Lord ordained that and every sin-offering of theirs, and every trespass-offering of theirs, which

of the Gospel. they shall render unto me, shall be a See on Matt. x. ver. 10. clause 3.

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I COR. IX. 15-20.

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Gentiles, and kings, and the children VER, 15.

of Israel, Acts ix. 15. Εγώ δε ουδενί έχρησάμην τούτων. Ουκ

VER. 17. έγραψα δε ταύτα, ίνα ούτω γένηται εν έμοί: καλόν γάρ μοι μάλλον αποθανείν, ή

Ει γαρ εκών τούτο πράσσω, μισθών το καύχημά μου ένα τις κενώση.

έχω: ει δε άκων, οικονομίας σε πίστευμαι. a But I have used none of these

a For if I do this thing willingly, I things: bneither have I written these have a reward; but if against my will, things, that it should be so done unto me:

a dispensation of the Gospel is comfor it were better for me to die, than mitted unto me. that any man should make my glorying a See on Matt. xxv. ver. 21. void.

b See on Matt. xxiv. ver. 45. clause 2. a See on Acts xviii. ver. 3.

VER. 18. b And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no

Τίς ούν μοι εστίν ο μισθός; ίνα ευαγman : for that which was lacking to γελιζόμενος αδάπανον θήσω το ευαγγέλιον τηe, the brethren which came from του Χριστού, εις το μη καταχρήσασθαι Macedonia supplied : and in all things lçovcią pou év to stayyenin. I have kept myself from being bur a What is my reward then? Verily, densome unto you, and so will I keep that, when I preach the Gospel, I may myself. As the truth of Christ is in make the Gospel of Christ without charge, me, no man shall stop me of this that I abuse not my power in the Gospel. boasting in the regions of Achaia,

a See on ver. 15. clause 2. 2 Cor. xi. 9, 10, For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches,

VER. 19. except it be that I myself was not

'Ελεύθερος γαρ ών εκ πάντων, πάσιν burdensome to you ? forgive me this έμαυτόν εδούλωσα, ένα τους πλείονας κερwrong. Behold, the third time I am now. ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you : for I seek not

a For though I be free from all men, yours, but you: for the children ought yet have I made myself servant unto all, not to lay up for the parents, but the bthat I might gain the more. parents for the children. And I will a See on Matt. xx. ver. 27. very gladly spend and be spent for b See on Rom. xi. ver. 14. you ; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved. But be

VER. 20. it so, I did not burden you; never Και εγενόμην τοϊς Ιουδαίοις ως Ιουδαίος, theless, being crafty, I caught you ίνα Ιουδαίους κερδήσω τους υπό νόμον with guile. Did I make a gain of | ως υπό νόμον, ίνα τους υπό νόμον κερδήσω you by any of them whom I sent unto

a And unto the Jews I became as a you? I desired Titus, and with him I Jew, that I might gain the Jews ; to sent a brother : Did Titus make a them that are under the law, as under gain of you? walked we not in the the law, that I might gain them that are same spirit? walked we not in the same under the law; steps ? xii. 13—18.

a Him would Paul have to go forth VER. 16.

with him; and took and circumcised 'Εαν γαρ ευαγγελίζωμαι, ουκ έστι μοι | him, because of the Jews which were xaúxmua kvayan yap Mon TÍXELTOS ovai in those quarters: for they knew all δέ μοι έστιν, εάν μη ευαγγελίζωμαι.

that his father was a Greek, Acts * For though I preach the Gospel, 1 xvi. 3. And when they heard it, they have nothing to glory of : for necessity, him, Thou

seest, brother, how many

glorified the Lord; and said unto is laid upon me ; yea, woe is unto me, if thousands of Jews there are which I preach not the Gospel!

believe ; and they are all zealous of a But the Lord said unto him, Go the law : And they are informed of thy way : for he is a chosen vessel thee, that thou teachest all the Jews unto me, to bear my name before the which are among the Gentiles to for

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