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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Corinthians 6



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Verse 1

any. App-123.

against. App-104.

another = the other. App-124.

go to law. Literally be judged. App-122.

before. App-104.

unjust. Greek. adikos. See Acts 24:15 and compare App-128.

saints. See Acts 26:10.

Verse 2

Do ye not know = Know ye not. See 1 Corinthians 3:16 and compare verses: 1 Corinthians 6:3, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Corinthians 3:15, 1 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 3:19.

know. App-132.

judge. Greek. krino, as in 1 Corinthians 6:1.

world. Greek. kosmos. App-129.

if. App-118.

by. Greek. en. App-104.

unworthy. Greek. anaxios. Only here.

to judge, &c. Literally of the least judgments (App-177.)

Verse 3

how much more. Greek. meti ge. Frequently used with a negative question, as a strong remonstrance. See Matthew 26:22. John 18:35. Acts 10:47.

things, &c. Greek. biotikos. Only here, 1 Corinthians 6:4, and Luke 21:34 (which see).

Verse 4

If. App-118.

judgments. See 1 Corinthians 6:2.

set . . . to judge. Literally cause . . . to sit. Greek. kathizo. Compare Ephesians 1:20.

least esteemed = counted as nothing. Greek. exoutheneo. See Acts 4:11.

in. App-104.

church. App-186.

Verse 5

to. App-104.

shame. Greek. entrope. Only here and 1 Corinthians 15:34. Compare the verb in 1 Corinthians 4:14.

Is it so. Greek. houtos. Emph. standing fist in the sentence. It may be rendered "Has it come to this? "

among. App-104.

no, not one. Greek. oude (not even) heis (one): but the texts read oudeis, no one.

judge. App-122.

between = in (Greek. ana. App-104.) the midst of.

brethren = his brother.

Verse 6

unbelievers. Greek. apistos. See App-150.

Verse 7

utterly = altogether. See 1 Corinthians 5:1.

fault. Greek. hettema. App-128. Only here and Romans 11:12.

go to law. Literally have judgments (Greek. krima. App-177.)

one with another. Literally with yourselves.

take wrong = suffer unjustly. Greek. pass, of adikeo. See Acts 7:24.

suffer, &c. = be defrauded. Greek. apostereo. Elsewhere, 1 Corinthians 6:8; 1 Corinthians 7:5. Mark 10:19. 1 Timothy 6:5. James 5:4.

Verse 8

Nay = But.

do wrong = act unjustly. Greek. adikeo, as above.

Verse 9

unrighteous. Same as unjust (1 Corinthians 6:1).

the kingdom of God. See App-114, and Compare 1 Corinthians 4:20.

not. App-105.

deceived. Greek. planao. This caution occurs three times in Paul"s epistles; here, 1 Corinthians 15:33. Galatians 1:6, Galatians 1:7, and once in James (1 Corinthians 1:16).

neither . . . nor. Greek. oute.

idolaters. See 1 Corinthians 5:10.

effeminate. Greek. malakos. Elsewhere transl, "soft". Matthew 11:8. Luke 7:25.

abusers, &c. Greek. arsenokoites. Only here and 1 Timothy 1:10. Compare Romans 1:27.

Verse 10

thieves. Greek. kleptes. See John 10:1.

covetous, &c. See 1 Corinthians 5:10, 1 Corinthians 5:11.

nor. The three last occurances are Greek. ou.

Verse 11

such. Literally these things.

some. App-123.

washed. Greek. apolouo. App-136. Only here and Acts 22:16. Compare John 13:10.

sanctified. Greek. hagiazo. See John 17:17.

justified. App-191.

Lord. App-98.

Jesus = Jesus Christ. App-98.

Spirit. App-101.

God. App-98.

Verse 12

unto = to.

all things, &c. = not all things are profitable (Greek. sumphero. Compare John 11:50; John 16:7. Acts 20:20).

for = to.

brought under, &c. Greek. pass, of exousiazo, to have authority over. Elsewhere 1 Corinthians 7:4. Luke 22:25.

of = by. App-104.

Verse 13

destroy = bring to nought. Greek. katargeo. See Romans 3:3.

Verse 14

hath. Omit.

raised up. Greek. egeiro. App-178.

raise up. Greek. exegeiro. App-178. Compare Romans 9:17.

by = through. App-104. 1 Corinthians 6:1.

power. Greek. dunamis. App-172. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:43. 2 Corinthians 13:4. Ephesians 1:19, Ephesians 1:21.

Verse 15

Christ. App-98.

God forbid. Greek. me genoito. The eleventh occurance of this expression in Paul"s epistles. See Romans 3:4.

Verse 16

What? = Greek.

joined. Greek. kollao. See Luke 15:15.

for two, &c. The quotation is from Genesis 2:24 (Septuagint)

one = into (Greek. eis. App-104.) one. Compare Matthew 19:5, where the same idiom occurs.

Verse 17

spirit. App-101. Compare 1 Corinthians 6:15; 1 Corinthians 12:13.

Verse 18

Every, i.e. every other.

sin. App-128.

man. App-123.

without. Greek. ektos. Occurs: Matthew 23:26 (outside). 2 Corinthians 12:2, 2 Corinthians 12:3 (out of).

sinneth. App-128.

against. App-104.

Verse 19

the = a.

Temple. Greek. naos. See 1 Corinthians 3:16.

Holy Ghost = Holy Spirit. App-101.

of = from. App-104.

Verse 20

are = were.

bought. Greek. agorazo. Occurs thirty-one times, always translated "buy", save Revelation 5:9; Revelation 14:3, Revelation 14:4.

glorify. Greek. doxazo. See p. 1511.

and in your spirit, &c. All the texts omit.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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