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Paul's first (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.

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Calling a priest father [on hold]

What is Paul speaking of in 1 Corinthians 4:15? For if you were to have countless tutors in Christ, yet you would not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.
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Is there a grammatical necessity for the feminine κοινωνία and masculine κοινωνός in First Corinthians?

κοινωνία a feminine noun is from κοινωνός a masculine noun. In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul uses both words twice: κοινωνία God is faithful, by whom you were called into the ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:21 what are “the cup” and “the table of the Lord”?

1Co 10:21  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils. Of what cup and table does he speak? I see these ...
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Is Paul's anachronistic reference to “Christ” in 1 Cor. 10:9 a faux pas or to make a point?

1 Cor. 10:9(KJV) says, "μηδὲ ἐκπειράζωμεν τὸν Χριστόν καθὼς καί τινες αὐτῶν ἐπείρασαν καὶ ὑπὸ τῶν ὄφεων ἀπώλοντο (Neither should we test the Christ, as some of them tested, and by serpents ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:4, in what sense was Christ the rock that followed the Jews and how did he/it follow?

Is Paul saying that the rock trailed behind the wandering Jews? And was the rock literally Christ in a different form? Or is he calling attention to its value as a metaphor for Christ? KJV 1Co_10:4 ...
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In 1 Corinthians 7:11-15 does Paul consider “separation” an alternative to divorce?

Does Paul write in 1 Corinthians 7:11-15 about divorce OR separation? The original (Greek) text seems to be here quite clear, but church' interpretation still doesn't see difference: KJV 1Co 7:11  ...
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Since Jesus hands over the kingdom to God the Father, in what way will he reign forever and ever? (1 Corinthians 15:24-26) [closed]

1 Corinthians 15:24-26 (NRSV) 24 Then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power. 25 For he must reign ...
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In Daniel 7:22 is judgment “committed to” the saints or “rendered in favor of” them?

The KJV seems to suggest that judgment was committed to the saints so that they became the judges: KJV Daniel 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most ...
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In 1 Corinthians 6:2-3 why does Paul seem to expect the Corinthians to know that they will judge angels?

I take the questions beginning with "Do ye not know" and "Know ye not" to be rhetorical with the meaning "Of course you know that you shall judge the world and angels": 1Co 6:2  Do ye not know that ...
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Who is the “we” (ἐσμέν) who are “of all people most to be pitied” in 1 Corinthians 15:19?

Who is the "we" in ἐσμέν in 1 Corinthians 15:19? ESV 1 Cor 15:19 If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. In particular, who are the ones pitied ...
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How can we understand 1 Corinthians 8 in the light of 1 Corinthians 10?

1 Corinthians 8 NASB 1 Now concerning things sacrificed to idols, we know that we all have knowledge. 4Therefore concerning the eating of things sacrificed to idols, we know that [b]there is no ...
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Does “our ancestors” in 1 Corinthians 10:1 indicate that he was writing to Jewish believers?

NIV 1 Corinthians 10:1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea.
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In 1 Corinthians 10:1 is the cloud that covered the cloud that led and vice versa?

NIV 1 Corinthians 10:1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. This appears ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:11 to the end of what “ages” does Paul refer?

NIV 1 Cor 10:11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. My own thought is that he is referring to the ...
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In what way was Jesus Crucifixion a stumbling block for the Jews? (1 Corinthians 1:23)

1 Corinthians 1:22-23 (NRSV) 22 For Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, 23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, In what way was ...
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How important is the fact that the Corinthian Assembly was Formed From A Synagogue?

Acts 18:7-11 (KJV) (emphasis added) 7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. 8 And ...
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Significance of 1 Cor. 11:4 in light of the yarmulke/kippah

The Yarmulke or Kippah worn by followers of Judaism dates to at least ~600BCE and perhaps as far back as 1000BCE. My understanding is that this is a sign of respect and the Mishne Torah requires that ...
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What is “the last trumpet” to which Paul refers in 1 Cor 15:52?

1 Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For there to ...
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In 1 Corinthians 11:4 how should κατα κεφαλης εχων be translated?

"Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head." -- 1 Corinthians 11:4 (KJV) An article I was reading the other day does not consider the phrase, rendered "having ...
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In 1 Corinthians 15:23 do we overlook a comma after Christ?

In 1 Corinthians 15:23 do we overlook a comma after Christ? (a mark of punctuation used for indicating a division in a sentence). I need help with the Greek punctuation and if there’s a comma would ...
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Did Paul imply that angels differed in their tongues according to 1-cor 13:1 [closed]

1 Corinthians:13.1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. The word tongues in the passage is the greek word ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 5:11 referring to “the Lord's Supper”?

(KJV) 1 Corinthians 5:11 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an ...
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In Exodus 23:21 what does “Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him” mean?

NIV Exodus 23: 20“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. 21Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel ...
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Is Matthew's reference to “eunuchs” in Matthew 19:10-12 referring to celibacy?

Matthew 19:12 seems to suggest spiritual benefit from being a eunuch such that some might be led to make themselves eunuchs (castrate themselves) for the sake of the kingdom: BLB Matthew 19: 10His ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 15 & 2 Maccabees 12 reflect a belief in both the sacrificial nature of the Eucharist, as well as a belief in 'purgatory'? [closed]

Question: Since Christians went on to offer the Eucharist on for the dead,1 is it tenable, based on 1 Corinthians, namely the portion cited below, to see 1 Corinthians in particular as a reference to ...
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In 1 Corinthians 10:9 why does Paul say that the Israelites “tested Christ”?

NIV 1 Corinthians 10: 1For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2They were all ...
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In 1 Corinthians 16:2 does εὐοδόω (“prosper”) refer to “income” or “profit”?

I have heard many different individuals cite I Corinthians 16:2, stating that the New Testament teaches that tithing is to be out of an individuals gross income. However, my impression of the word ...
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Is it “preaching” or “the thing preached” that is foolish in 1 Cor 1:21?

Is it preaching or the thing preached that is foolish and pleasing to God as a means to save those who believe in 1 Cor 1:21?
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About resurrection and rapture: when we change?

I thought I understood this Bible fragment: 51Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For ...
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Inheritance, Heaven or Hell? [closed]

E know that scripture is absolute and God's word cannot contradict itself. My question concerns verses in Revelation 22:15,1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Galatians 5:19-21, Ephesians 5:5 and elsewhere we are ...
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Should the participle κολλώμενος in 1 Corinthians 6:17 be translated as “he that is joined to the Lord” or “he that is joining to the Lord”?

But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit -- 1 Corinthians 6:17 (KJV) In my translation it says "he who is joining", thus presenting quite a different perspective on the matter. I wonder ...
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Should 1 Cor 14:2 say “by” or “unto”?

Would not the dative translation "by" serve 1 cor 14:2 better than the word "unto"? In 1 cor 14:21 it can be seen that God gives this gift and speaks to us "with" or through people..
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1 Corinthians 12:12-31 - Should Unpresentable Parts be Honoured Too?

Further to my previous question about 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, is 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 telling us that we should not place greater honour on certain parts of the body than others? If so, should we ...
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1 Corinthians 12:12-31 - How to Reconcile sharing Honour and Dishonour

I feel that I need to revisit this question because although I feel we are getting somewhere with the answers so far, somehow I am not feeling there is a complete answer. Let's look at 1 Corinthians ...
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In 1 Corinthians 11:4 why does Paul consider it a dishonor for a man to cover his head when praying or prophesying?

Why does the apostle Paul consider it a dishonour if a man prays with his head covered in 1 Corinthians 11:4? NIV-UK Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonours his head.
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Does Paul allow divorced believers to remain as they are within the church in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11?

10 But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband 11 (but if she does leave, she must remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her ...
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Does the precept “Marry in the Lord” (i.e. with a believer) in 1 Corinthians 7:39 apply only to widows?

39 A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. - 1 Corinthians 7:39 (NASB) Does the precept "Marry in ...
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Did Paul refer to James as a literal brother of Jesus?

Christ mythicists claim that Paul refers to James as a brother of the Lord only in the same sense that all Christians are (spiritual) brothers. Here are the relevant passages (NRSV): Galatians 1:...
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Are the concessions/permissions given by Paul in 1 Corinthians 7 binding to other churches?

(KJV)1 Corinthians 7:5-6 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for ...
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In what sense does Paul use the word sanctify in 1 Corinthians 7:14?

(KJV)1 Corinthians 7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. Can a ...
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In what sense does Paul quote Genesis 2:24 in 1 Corinthians 6:16?

1 Corinthians 6:16 (KJV) What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother,...
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To which epistle is Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 5:9?

(KJV)1 Corinthians 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: It would seem in the above text Paul is referring to an epistle he had written before to the church at ...
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Why does Paul use ἀνακρίνω in 1 Cor 4:3 & κρίνω in 1 Cor 4:5?

(KJV)1 Corinthians 4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. (KJV)1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing ...
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How can we understand the phrase “he himself shall be saved” in 1 Corinthians 3:15?

(KJV)1 Corinthians 3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. Does this mean that God will overlook some erroneous teachings &...
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Does the order of gifts in 1 Corinthians 12:28 have any significance?

And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 1 ...
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What does “this” refer to in 1 Corinthians 7:6?

1 Corinthians 7:6 (KJV) 6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment. Paul has been giving a couple of directions not commands to the Corinthians then he says I speak this by ...
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What does “all things are lawful for me” mean? (1 Corinthians 6:12)

I have a question on 1 Corinthians 6:12: “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. (ESV) Here is the ...
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Does κατὰ specify the lower plane of the head?

Does κατὰ specify the lower plane of the head? Reference Quote 2596 katá (a preposition, governing two grammatical cases) – properly, "down from, i.e. from a higher to a lower plane, with special ...
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The Prophet and the Mystery

1 Corinthians 13:2 (NIV) If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 11:1 not a conclusion of the previous chapter?

(KJV)1 Corinthians 10:31-33 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. [32] Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church ...