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Bible Commentaries

Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament

1 Corinthians 6


1:2 saints, (a-17) Saints by [divine] calling.

Verse 2

6:2 (a-0) A question, with some expression of surprise, as 'is it so that you do not?' previous circumstances leading one to suppose they could not know. see Romans 6:3 ; Romans 7:1 ; Romans 11:2 . I have added 'then' to give the force in English. In Romans 2:4 the force as seen in 'or' is more apparent. judgments? (b-27) 'To judge the smallest matters?'

Verse 5

6:5 brethren! (c-30) Lit. 'between his brother [and brother].'

Verse 11

6:11 washed, (d-12) Or 'washed from' what defiled, so as to be clean. see Acts 22:16 . Washed is strengthened by the addition of the preposition 'from' (apo). in (e-23) by (e-31) En , 'in virtue of the power of.'

Verse 16

6:16 flesh. (a-24) Lit. 'to ( eis ) one flesh.' In English 'shall' or 'shall become' is the nearest in sense. It corresponds to the Hebrew of Genesis 2:24 . Eis is left out when he says 'one Spirit' in ver. 17. We are really 'one Spirit,' not two, with the Lord. But we cannot say, 'to' or 'for one flesh.' The two become so (i.e. 'one flesh') practically by their union; they are created individually. The union induces unity in the flesh; 'shall be,' or 'shall become' partly, though imperfectly, implies this. see Matthew 19:5 . It is not ' shall be one Spirit.' but 'he is.' The Spirit which is in the Lord himself dwells in us, and is the living power of the new life.

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Darby, John. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 6". "John Darby's Synopsis of the New Testament". 1857-67.