that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment; which regards not only the sameness of love and affection, to one another, being, as the first Christians were, of one heart and of one soul; but their agreement in their judgments and sentiments, of both doctrine and discipline; and such an entire harmony and symmetry among them, as in the members of the body, where each member and bone being in their proper place, exactly answer to, and tally with each other; and which is the most effectual way to speak the same things, and so bar against all schisms and divisions; and such an agreement is absolutely necessary to the peace, comfort, and well being of a church; for how should "two", and much less more, "walk together", unless they are "agreed?" 1874-1909. This word is tactful and brotherly, and yet Paul is not forgetting that he writes as an apostle of Jesus Christ (). I appeal to you, brothers. 1 Corinthians 11:18. κατηρτισμένοι. The nature and cause of these divisions we shall understand as we consider the Apostle’s exhortation to unity, and his rebuke of the spirit which gave rise to them. is a party division within the Church, not yet, as in eccl(129) usage, a culpable separation from it; ἔριδες (1 Corinthians 1:11) signifies the personal contentions, due to whatever cause, which lead to σχίσματα; αἱρέσεις (1 Corinthians 11:18 f.: see note) are divisions of opinion, or sects founded thereupon (Acts 5:17, etc. Angels may thus agree, who see nothing through an imperfect or false medium; but to man this is impossible. 1 Corinthians 4:12-13; 1 Corinthians 4:16; Herod. This is the burden of this letter and the theological presupposition behind every imperative. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". I thank God that not one of you I baptized, except Crispus and Gaius; lest any one should say that for my name you were baptized. It may be so understood here, and then the following clauses are explanatory. Alienation of feeling, or inward separation. 1840-57. When the words are united, the former is most naturally understood of feeling, a sense in which the word mind is often used by us. Antt. Paul agreed (Galatians 1:6-9) These verses suggest that the "basis" of unity is the word of God. As there is but one Christ, there can be but one church. Jérémie 32:39Je leur donnerai un même coeur et une même voie, Afin qu'ils me craignent toujours, Pour leur bonheur et celui de leurs enfants après eux. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". All speak the same thing; be united, and refrain from contentions. Such is also his object in reminding them that they have been called to share (εἰς κοινωνίαν) in Jesus Christ. This is the only name under heaven and among men that carries redemption in it (Acts 4:10)." "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". 1 Corinthiens 1 10 Je vous exhorte, frères, par le nom de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, à tenir tous un même langage, et à ne point avoir de divisions parmi vous, mais à être parfaitement unis dans un même esprit et dans un même sentiment. (1 Corinthians 1:12).— τὸ αὐτὸ λέγειν, “a strictly classical expression used of political communities which are free from factions, or of diff(123) states which entertain friendly relations with each other” (Lt(124)). [Note: _ Willis pp. Then only will there be Christian unity among us, when there is not merely a good agreement as to doctrine, but we are also in harmony in our affections and dispositions, and are thus in all respects of one mind. Renewal 1960. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. 1897-1910. In using this word, Paul is appealing to their better senses; the Corinthians recognize that they are all born again of the same Father. He had baptized so few among them, that no man could suspect him of a desire to make himself the head of the church or the leader of a party, 1 Corinthians 1:14-16. 10. 1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing and {that} there be no divisions among you; but {that} ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment. The same mind: same mental faculty of looking through (Romans 1:20) things seen to their inward essence, naturally leading to the same opinion (1 Corinthians 7:25; 1 Corinthians 7:40) in matters of detail. 1859. Christians at this congregation may have been inclined to rally behind a teacher who was especially dear to them or had taught them the gospel. For additional information on this point see the twelve point study in the commentary on Romans 15:5-6 as well as the commentary on Romans 16:14-16. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament. N.T. Beseech—The apostle begins with supplication, but he will end with self-assertion and even menace, 1 Corinthians 4:18-21. κατηρτισ΄ένοι] fully adjusted, established in the right frame (Vulg. 2). He exhorts the members of that church to unity, 1 Corinthians 1:10. perfectly joined together = -fitted, or perfected. God requires people to be involved with "sound doctrine" ( 1 Timothy 1:10) and has even said sound doctrine is directly joined with "godliness" ( 1 Timothy 6:3). By the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, is as much as, by Christ, by the authority of Christ, for this is his will; or, by the love which you bear to the Lord Jesus Christ, who hath so often recommended to you peace with, and brotherly love towards, one another. The consideration of this subject occupies him to 1 Corinthians 1:17; and as those divisions had been caused by the influence of phi osophy, and the ambition for distinction, and the exhibition of popular eloquence among the Corinthian teachers, this fact gives occasion to him to discuss that subject at length 1 Corinthians 1:17-31; in which he shows that the gospel did not depend for its success on the reasonings of philosophy, or the persuasions of eloquence. Qu'il montre ses oeuvres par une bonne conduite avec la douceur de la sagesse.…, 1 Pierre 3:8,9Enfin, soyez tous animés des mêmes pensées et des mêmes sentiments, pleins d'amour fraternel, de compassion, d'humilité.…. True unity would allow the Corinthians to "speak the same thing" (Paul used a present tense-continuous tense verb) to describe this speaking. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". Paul chose his words very carefully, and at this point in the epistle he did not allege that division existed at Corinth. This is equivalent to an adjuration.— τοῦ κυρίου, of the Lord) Paul wishes that Christ alone should be all things to the Corinthians; and it is on this account, that he so often names Him in this chapter.— τὸ αὐτὸ λέγητε, ye may speak the same thing) In speaking they differed from one another; 1 Corinthians 1:12.— σχίσματα, divisions) antithetic to κατηρτισμένοι, joined together: comp. Different doctrines and practices abound, and the differences between them are not minor. ὀν., as διὰ τῶν οἰκτιρμῶν τοῦ θεοῦ, Romans 12:1; “as the bond of union, and as the most holy name by which they could be adjured.” Stanley. If people will cease their quarrelsome talk, that may stop their quarrelsome feeling. But that ye be perfectly joined together - ἦτε δὲ κατηρτισμένοι ēte de katērtismenoiThe word used here and rendered “perfectly joined together,” denotes properly to restore, mend, or repair that; which is rent or disordered Matthew 4:21; Mark 1:19, to amend or correct that which is morally evil and erroneous Galatians 6:1, to render perfect or complete Luke 6:40, to fit or adapt anything to its proper place so that it shall be complete in all its parts, and harmonious, Hebrews 11:5; and thence to compose and settle controversies, to produce harmony and order. As the context shews, it does not refer to doctrine, but to the general absence of a contentious spirit. Schisma- A severe tear ( 1 Corinthians 11:18; John 7:43; John 9:16; John 10:19). Addressing them as his brethren, as members of the same family with himself, he conjures them to take all proper measures to avoid the evils of schism and of strife. Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment. "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". τὸ αὐτὸ λέγητε—contrast to λέγει ἐγὼ μὲν … ἐγὼ δὲ … ἐγὼ δὲ … ἐγὼ δέ of 1 Corinthians 1:12,—but further implying the having the same sentiments on the subjects which divided them: see Philippians 2:2. ἦτε δέ] δέ here implies but rather, as in Thuc. 1 : διὰ ΄ιᾶς γνώ΄ης γίνεσθαι, Isocr. Union of feeling is possible even where people differ much in their views of things. v. 106), as Bos, Elsner, Valckenaer, Pott, Heydenreich, and others think, and as Luther, Calvin (“apte cohaereatis”), and Beza (“coagmentati”) express by their renderings, may be doubted, because Paul does not more precisely and definitely indicate such a conception; while, on the other hand, it was exceedingly common to use σχίσ΄α absolutely, and without special thought of its original material reference (Matthew 9:16), to denote dissidium (John 7:43; John 9:16; John 10:19; 1 Corinthians 11:18, and even 1 Corinthians 12:25). "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". For at bottom there was a unity, Christ and his cross; and all their partisan talk was simply the superfluous result of diverging in puerile pride and loquacity from that deep and holy centre. Bibliography"Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". For Christians who are doing what they ought not, an "appeal to Jesus" should be enough to cause them to reconsider their actions. Many talk about the "head of their church," but the true church has only one head: Christ. https: "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". [Note: _ Vincent p. 188], When one reads these verses, the question always arises to what extent must Christians agree? By the name of our Lord] Which is like to suffer by your dissensions, and whereof you ought to be as tender as of treading upon your parents that begat you. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". — The δέ is not adversative: it is the transition particle by which Paul passes from thanksgiving to rebuke. All rights reserved worldwide. 1 Corinthians 1:10. Division did exist at Corinth, but this problem is not specifically addressed until verse11. It is administered “through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” which the Ap. 1 Corinthians 3:17, 1 Corinthians 12:25); hence the further appeal, reverting to the positive form of expression,—“but that you be well and surely (pf. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". Marc 2:21Personne ne coud une pièce de drap neuf à un vieil habit; autrement, la pièce de drap neuf emporterait une partie du vieux, et la déchirure serait pire. 1 Corinthians 1:10.— There were great disorders in the church of Corinth, caused chiefly by a faction raised there against St. Paul; the partisans of the faction mightily cried up and gloried in their leader, and did all they could to disparage St. Paul, and to lessen him in the esteem of the Corinthians. The first of which he had incidentally learned, was that which pertained to the divisions and strifes which had arisen in the church. The sentiment of the whole is, that in their understandings and their volitions, they should be united and kindly disposed toward each other. Of these more serious matters, he mentions first and at great length the church-parties. What he has placed second is first in order, — that we beware of strifes. If Paul had only used this word there would have been no doubt that God wanted harmony in the first century church just as He desires it today. Chrysstom (The Church's Bible, p19) said, "I have always maintained that one should deliver criticism gently and little by little. The first signification is also somewhat more delicate. If God wants His people to speak the same thing, then speaking different things, and this is certainly true concerning unity and doctrine, will always be wrong.


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