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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Corinthians 6

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 , 1Co 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 . Joh 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 1Co 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". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-corinthians-6.html. 1909-1922.