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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Corinthians 8:3


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    King James Bible - 1 Corinthians 8:3

    But if any man love God, the same is known of him.

    World English Bible

    But if anyone loves God, the same is known by him.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Corinthians 8:3

    But if any any love God, the same is known by him.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    But if any man loveth God, the same is known by him.

    Greek Textus Receptus


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    VERSE (3) -
    1Co 2:9 Ro 8:28 Jas 1:12; 2:5 1Pe 1:8 1Jo 4:19; 5:2,3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:3

    Mas el que ama a Dios, el tal es enseado de Dios.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Corinthians 8:3

    Verse 3. But if any man
    love God] In that way which the commandment requires, which will necessarily beget love to his neighbour, the same is known of him-is approved of God, and acknowledged as his genuine follower.

    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 3. But if any man
    love God , etc.] As they do, and show it, who love their brethren, and are careful not to grieve them; and make use of their superior knowledge, not for their destruction, but edification: the same is known of him ; is taught by him, made to know more by him; such an one increases in spiritual knowledge, or he is highly approved of, esteemed, and beloved by God: he takes a special and particular notice of him, manifests his love to him, and will own and acknowledge him another day, when proud, haughty, overbearing, and hard hearted professors, will be rejected by him. Ver. 4. As concerning therefore the eating of those things , etc.] The apostle having enlarged on the head of knowledge, which those who made an ill use of their Christian liberty urged in favour of their conduct; he returns to the subject in question, in relation to meats, that are offered in sacrifice unto idols . The determinations of the Jewish schools concerning this affair are as follow, which admit of no manner of profit by them in any shape: a beast, the whole of which they offer to idols, is forbidden of profit, even its dung, and its bones, and its horns, and its hoofs, and its skin, all is forbid to be of any profit f143 .

    Again f144 , flesh or wine, or fruits, which are brought in to be offered up to idols, are not forbidden to profit with, although they are brought into the idols temple, until they offer them up before it; hynpl wbyrqh but when offered up before it; they become an offering; and though they may return them, and bring them out, lo, these are forbidden for ever; and all that is found in an idols temple, even water and salt, are forbidden of profit by the law, lk wnmm lkwaw , and he that eats anything thereof is to be beaten.

    Once more f145 , an Israelite that lifts up a cheese to worship it, but does not worship it, but a Gentile worships it, it is forbidden of profit, became the lifting of it up is an action; and so if he lifts up an egg, and a Gentile comes and worships it, it is forbidden; he that cuts a gourd, or any such thing, and worships it, it is forbidden, etc.

    But by these decrees we Christians are not bound; we know that an idol is nothing in the world ; among the things created by God in the world; for though the matter of it may be of God, the form is of men; nor has it any share in the government of the world: and though that of which it may be made, as gold, silver, brass, etc. is something; yet as it is a form and representation of God, it is nothing, because there can be no representation of the invisible God; it is nothing, that is, it has no divinity in it, it is no God. Though it may have an existence, as the sun, moon, and stars, yet not divinity; and in that sense nothing. The apostle here speaks the language of the Jewish doctors, who say f146 , why dost thou envy an idol? mm hb ya , since it is nothing, or there is nothing it. And again f147 , the Rabbins say, since mm z[b yaw , there is nothing in an idol, why do they call them deities; Very likely the apostle may have reference to ylyla , the Hebrew word for idols, which signifies things of nought, that are good for nothing, are of no value, and are as nothing, ( Isaiah 2:20). And that there is none other God but one . This clause may be considered either as a reason of the former, why an idol is nothing, is no deity, is no God, for there is none other God but one, as it may be rendered; or as a part of what believers know; for as they know an idol is nothing, so they know, both from reason and revelation, from the books of the Old and New Testament, that there is but one God, and consequently that idols are nothing, and that they cannot defile them, nor anything that is offered to them.


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 - There is no proof of ignorance more common than conceit of knowledge Much may be known, when nothing is known to good purpose. And those wh think they know any thing, and grow vain thereon, are the least likel to make good use of their knowledge. Satan hurts some as much by tempting them to be proud of mental powers, as others, by alluring to sensuality. Knowledge which puffs up the possessor, and renders his confident, is as dangerous as self-righteous pride, though what he knows may be right. Without holy affections all human knowledge is worthless. The heathens had gods of higher and lower degree; gods many and lords many; so called, but not such in truth. Christians know better. One God made all, and has power over all. The one God, even the Father, signifies the Godhead as the sole object of all religiou worship; and the Lord Jesus Christ denotes the person of Emmanuel, God manifest in the flesh, One with the Father, and with us; the appointe Mediator, and Lord of all; through whom we come to the Father, an through whom the Father sends all blessings to us, by the influence an working of the Holy Spirit. While we refuse all worship to the many wh are called gods and lords, and to saints and angels, let us try whethe we really come to God by faith in Christ.


    Greek Textus Receptus


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