Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers 16 But if any man seem to be contentious. It has been suggested that the word "custom" refers, not to the uncovering the head, but to the "contention" just mentioned. But the former interpretation seems more natural; and the Apostle's object here is, not so much to merely censure the contentious spirit, as to show how such an objector must be dealt with.
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible A summary close to the argument by appeal to the universal custom of the churches. If any man chooses still after all my arguments to be contentious. If any be contentious and thinks himself right in being so.
Jewish women veiled themselves when in public, according to Tertullian [Estius].
The former explanation is best, as the Jews are not referred to in the context: Catholic usage is not an infallible test of truth, but a general test of decency. Copyright Statement These files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.
This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Bibliography Jamieson, Robert, D. Only here in N.
If he only existed in this instance, the disputatious brother. The testimonies of Tertullian and Chrysostom show that these injunctions of Paul prevailed in the churches.
In the sculptures of the catacombs the women have a close-fitting head-dress, while the men have the hair short. Copyright Statement The text of this work is public domain. Bibliography Vincent, Marvin R. And in all things merely indifferent the custom of each place was of sufficient weight to determine prudent and peaceable men.
Yet even this cannot overrule a scrupulous conscience, which really doubts whether the thing be indifferent or no. But those who are referred to here by the apostle were contentious, not conscientious, persons.
Copyright Statement These files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. The principle established by the apostle may be generally stated thus,--that when woman appears before the assemblies of Christians as a speaker at all, she must do it in a modest and unassuming manner, suited to her subordinate position, and according to the forms prescribed by the established usages of society.
Copyright Statement These files are public domain. Bibliography Abbott, John S. But if any man seem A contentious person is one whose humor inclines him to stir up disputes, and does not care what becomes of the truth.
Of this description are all who, without any necessity, abolish good and useful customs — raise disputes respecting matters that are not doubtful — who do not yield to reasonings — who cannot endure that any one should be above them.
Such persons Paul does not reckon worthy of being replied to, inasmuch as contention is a pernicious thing, and ought, therefore, to be banished from the Churches. By this he teaches us, that those that are obstinate and fond of quarrelling, should rather be restrained by authority than confuted by lengthened disputations.
For you will never have an end of contentions, if you are disposed to contend with a combative person until you have vanquished him; for though vanquished a hundred times, he would argue still.
Let us therefore carefully mark this passage, that we may not allow ourselves to be carried away with needless disputations, provided at the same time we know how to distinguish contentious persons.
For we must not always reckon as contentious the man who does not acquiesce in our decisions, or who ventures to contradict us; but when temper and obstinacy show themselves, let us then say with Paul, that contentions are at variance with the custom of the Church Copyright Statement These files are public domain.
But such a supposition would do violence to his moral character, and Paul"s words do not really signify anything of the kind. They simply prove that there are at Corinth controversial spirits, who, on such a subject, will never tire of arguing and raising objections indefinitely.
That does not mean that, as to himself, he does not regard the question as solved and well solved. The principal proposition does not correspond logically to the subordinate one beginning with if; we must understand a clause such as this:Paul says that in his apostolic mission at Corinth, he worked as a “wise” master builder.
The NRSV rendering of this as “skilled” misses the important echo of Paul’s earlier discussion about wisdom and foolishness ().
1 Corinthians 2 I praise you for remembering me in everything and for holding to the teachings, just as I passed them on to you. 3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians –16 Embed Embed This Verse. Add this verse to your website by copying the code below. Customize 2 Now a I praise you because you b remember me in everything and c hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
3 But I want you to understand that 1 Christ is the a head of every man, and b the man is the head. The First Epistle to the Corinthians (Ancient Greek: Α΄ ᾽Επιστολὴ πρὸς Κορινθίους), usually referred to simply as First Corinthians and often written 1 Corinthians, is one of the Pauline epistles of the New Testament of the Christian rutadeltambor.com epistle says that Paul the Apostle and "Sosthenes our brother" wrote it to "the church of God which is at Corinth" 1 Cor Now I praise you because you remember me in everything and hold firmly to the traditions, just as I delivered them to you.
But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man. 1 Corinthians - But if one is inclined to be contentious, we have no other practice, nor have the churches of God. - Verse-by-Verse Commentary.