the things whereof = what things.
ye wrote. The Corinthians had written a letter, but carefully avoided any reference to the disorders among themselves. These had been reported by the members of Chloe"s family (1 Corinthians 1:11, 1 Corinthians 1:12), and the scandal referred to in 1Co 5was a common report, which was perhaps made known by Stephanas and others (1 Corinthians 16:17). But see Hebrews 13:4.
unto = to.
Nevertheless = But.
to avoid = on account of. App-104. 1 Corinthians 7:2.
every = each.
benevolence. Greek. eunoia. Only here and Ephesians 6:7; but instead of "due benevolence", all the texts read "the debt", Greek. opheile, which Occurs elsewhere only in Matthew 18:32. Romans 13:7.
also the wife = the wife also.
hath . . . power. Greek. exousiazo. See 1 Corinthians 6:12.
Defraud. Greek. apostereo, as in 1 Corinthians 6:7. Here, deprive
one the other = one another.
except. Greek. ei me.
with = from. App-104.
consent. Greek. sumphonos. Only here. Compare Acts 5:9.
time = season.
that = in order that. Greek. hina.
give yourselves to = have leisure for. Greek. scholazo. Only here and Matthew 12:44. Compare Acts 19:9 (school).
fasting and. All the texts omit.
together. Greek. epi to auto. See Acts 1:15; Acts 2:1.
for = on account of. App-104. 1 Corinthians 7:2.
incontinency. Greek. alcrasia. Only here and Matthew 23:25.
by = according to. App-104.
permission. Greek. sungnome. Only here.
commandment. Greek. epitage. See Romans 16:26.
proper. Greek. idios. Same as "own" in verses: 1 Corinthians 7:7, 1 Corinthians 7:1, 1 Corinthians 2:4, 1 Corinthians 2:37.
of = from. App-104.
after this manner . . . after that. Greek. houtos . . . houtos.
I say therefore = But I say.
unmarried. Greek. agamos. Only here, verses: 1 Corinthians 7:11, 1 Corinthians 7:32, 1 Corinthians 11:34.
abide = remain. Greek. meno. Seep. 1511.
cannot contain = have not (Greek. ou) self-control. Greek. engkrateuomai. Only here and 1 Corinthians 9:25. Compare Acts 24:25. Titus 1:8. Occurs in Septuagint Genesis 43:31. 1 Samuel 13:12 (forced).
burn. Greek. puroomai. Elsewhere, 2 Corinthians 11:29. Ephesians 6:16. 2 Peter 3:12. Revelation 1:15; Revelation 3:18.
command. Greek. parangello. See Acts 1:4.
yet, &c. Figure of speech Epanorthosis. App-6.
Lord. App-98. Compare Matthew 5:32.
Let not the wife. Literally That the wife should not.
depart = be separated. Greek. chorizo. In Matthew 19:6, put asunder.
remain = abide, as in 1 Corinthians 7:8.
reconciled. Greek. katallasso. See Romans 5:10.
put away = send away. Greek. aphiemi. App-174.
the rest. App-124.
a wife, &c. = an unbelieving (Greek. apistos, as in 1 Corinthians 6:6) wife.
be pleased. Greek. suneudokeo. See Acts 8:1.
dwell. Greek. oikeo. See Romans 7:17.
an husband, &c. = an unbelieving (as in 1 Corinthians 7:12) husband.
leave. Greek. aphiemi, as in 1 Corinthians 7:11. The same tense and voice, and should therefore be rendered "send away". The absolutely equal rights of husband and wife are insisted on throughout the chapter. See verses: 1 Corinthians 7:3, 1 Corinthians 7:5, &c.
him. All the texts read "her husband".
sanctified. Greek. hagiazo. See John 17:17, John 17:19.
by = in. App-104.
husband. All the texts read "brother", i.e. believer, or Christian brother.
else = since otherwise.
unclean. Compare Peter"s use of this word in Acts 10:14, Acts 10:28.
holy. Greek. hagios. This, as contrasted with "unclean", must be in the same ceremonial sense, but there maybe a thought of the dedication of the child to God by the believing parent, and the influence he or she would exercise upon it.
is not under bondage = has not been enslaved (App-190.)
to = in, as above. Peace is the atmosphere of the Christian calling, and should decide all the problems of life. Compare 1 Corinthians 14:33. Romans 12:18. 2 Corinthians 13:11. Colossians 3:15.
whether = if. App-118.
man = husband, as above. Here are the Figures of speech Antimetathesis and Apostrophe. App-6.
But. Greek. ei me, as 1 Corinthians 7:5.
God . . . the Lord. These should be transposed. Compare 1 Corinthians 1:9. Romans 8:30. Galatians 1:1, Galatians 1:15. Ephesians 4:4. 1 Thessalonians 2:12. 2 Thessalonians 2:13, 2 Thessalonians 2:14; 2 Timothy 1:9.
distributed = divided, or imparted. Greek. merizo. Occurs fourteen times. Always translated divided, except here, 1 Corinthians 7:34. Romans 12:3. 2 Corinthians 10:13. Hebrews 7:2.
every one. Same as "every man".
ordain = appoint. Greek. diatassomai. See Acts 7:44.
Is = Was.
any man, any = any (one). Greek. tis. App-123.
being = having been.
nothing. Greek. oudeis. Compare Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:6; Galatians 6:15.
keeping = guarding. Greek. teresis. This is the Figure of speech Ellipsis (App-6). Supply "is every thing", or "is alone important".
wherein = in (Greek. en) which. The order in the Greek is, "Each one in the calling in which he was called, in this let him remain".
Art = Wast.
servant = slave. App-190.
care, &c. = let it not be a care to thee.
mayest = canst.
be made = become.
use. Greek. chraomai. See Acts 27:3.
is = was.
freeman = absolutely free. Greek. apeleutheros, a much stronger word than "free" in 1 Corinthians 7:21. Only here.
are = were.
bought. See 1 Corinthians 6:20.
therein = in (Greek. en) this.
with. Greek. para. App-104.
no = not. Greek. ou. App-105.
judgment = opinion. App-177.
obtained mercy. See 1 Timothy 1:13, 1 Timothy 1:16.
of = by. App-104.
faithful. App-150and App-.
suppose = reckon. Greek. nomizo. See Luke 3:23. Acts 14:19.
is. Greek. huparcho. See Luke 9:48.
present. Greek. enistemi. See Romans 8:38.
distress = need. Greek. anangke. Compare Luke 21:23.
bound. Greek. deo, not doudoe, as in 1 Corinthians 7:15
to be loosed = release. Greek. lusis. Only here.
loosed. Greek. pass, of luo.
But and = Moreover.
hast not = wouldst not have.
hath not = would not have.
trouble = tribulation. Greek. thlpsis. See Acts 7:10, and compare Matthew 24:19-21.
spare. Greek. pheidomai. See Acts 20:29.
time = season.
short = shortened, or contracted. Greek. sustello Only here and Acts 5:6. Compare 1 John 2:18.
it remaineth = as for the rest it is. See "besides" in 1 Corinthians 1:16.
though they had none = not (Greek. me) having (any).
possessed. Greek. katecho, to hold fast. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:2.
world. Greek. kosmos. App-129.
abusing = using to the full. Greek. katachraomai. Only here und 1 Corinthians 9:18. The force of kata is intensive. Compare katesthio, devour, eat up (2 Corinthians 11:20). See Colossians 3:2. 1 John 2:15.
fashion. Greek. schema. Only here and Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:8. Compare Psalms 39:6.
passeth away. Greek. parago. Compare 1 John 2:17, where the same word is used.
have you = that you should be.
without carefulness = free from anxiety. Greek. amerimnos. Only here and Matthew 28:14.
careth. Gr merimnao. Occurs twelve times in the Gospels translated "take thought", save Luke 10:41 (be careful); four times in this chapter; 1 Corinthians 12:25. Philippians 1:2, Philippians 1:20; Philippians 4:6.
that belong to = of. App-17.
that are. Omit.
There is, &c. The texts vary here. See Revised Version.
There is difference between. Greek. merizo, as in 1 Corinthians 7:17 (distributed).
body = the body.
spirit = the spirit. App-101.
profit. Greek. sumphero. Same as "expedient" (1 Corinthians 6:12).
snare. Greek. brochos. Only here. Something to hamper or fetter.
that which is comely = decorum or propriety. Greek. euschemon. See Acts 13:50.
that ye may attend = for devoted attention. Greek. euprosedros. The texts read euparedros, with the same meaning. Only here.
without distraction. Greek. aperispastos. Only here. The verb penspaomai is used in Luke 10:40 (cumber).
think. Same as "suppose", 1 Corinthians 7:26.
behaveth, &c. = acts unseemly. Greek. aschemoneo. Only here and 1 Corinthians 13:5.
virgin, i.e. virgin daughter.
pass, &c. = be of full age. Greek. huperakmos. Only here.
need so require = it ought to be so.
stedfast. Greek. hedraios. Elsewhere, 1 Corinthians 15:58. Colossians 1:23.
having no = not (Greek. me, as 1 Corinthians 7:1) having.
necessity = constraint. Greek. anangke, as in 1 Corinthians 7:26.
power = authority. Greek. exousia. App-172.
over = concerning. Greek. peri, as in 1 Corinthians 7:1.
decreed = decided, or judged. App-122.
giveth . . . in marriage. Greek. ekgamizo. Elsewhere, Matthew 22:30; Matthew 24:38. Luke 17:27.
by the law. The texts omit.
as long as = for (Greek. epi. App-104.) such time as.
be dead. App-171.
at liberty = free, as in verses: .
after = according to. App-104.
Spirit of God = Divine spirit. App-101.
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