When Paul wrote, “I please all men in all things” (1 Cor. Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. 19. Read 1-Corinthians 10 verse 33 with historical bible commentary, in-depth study discussion, and advanced version comparisons. 11:1 Take me for your model, as I take Christ. (33) Even as I please all men . In like manner Romish missionaries accommodate themselves to such a degree to heathen ideas and forms, that the difference between what they call Christianity and the religion of the country is almost lost. It seems to me probable, from 1 Corinthians 10:33, that the former applies to spiritual good in general, including our own (comp. The minister incorrectly granted her requests on the basis of 1 Corinthians 9:20; 1 Corinthians 9:22 and the present verse. 16 Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved. The object of their concessions was not to gain there nominal converts, nor to do away with the offense of the cross, Galatians 4:11, but to save men. 1 Corinthians 9:23 to 1 Corinthians … 1 Corinthians 10. It is an unchangeable principle of the Christian morality that all comes from God by his love, and all should be returned to him by ours. In addition, Paul now adds, Christians should strive not give offense to Jews, Greeks, or the church of God. Please all men in all things; so far as is consistent with fidelity to God and to them. And it is but just to fear, that such as tempt … I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. 1 Corinthians 10:13 The Greek for temptation and tempted can also mean testing and tested. Read Introduction to 1 Corinthians . Tyr. -. 33.Even as I please all men in all this As he speaks in a general way, and without exception, some extend it by mistake to things that are unlawful, and at variance with the word of the Lord — as if it were allowable, for the sake of our neighbor, to venture farther than the Lord permits us. • NAU 2 Corinthians 5:20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. Take heed what company you frequent. The other"s weakness limits the liberty of the strong but it is not to become the "truth" for the strong. The smallest duty must be preferred before the pleasing of all the men in the world. 1 Corinthians 10:20 “But I [say], that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.” If pagan worshippers believe an idol was a god, demons act out the part of the imagined god. Paul did not care about what other people thought about him. Marginal References + Ex 13:21 + Ex 14:21, 22. Such... Easton's Bible Dictionary 1 Corinthians 10:23. They allowed sacrifices to be eaten; but eating within a temple was forbidden. It is, however, more than certain, that Paul accommodated himself to men only in things indifferent, and in things lawful in themselves. No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. Not seeking mine own (1 Corinthians 10:24). 33. 1 Corinthians 12:7 V-PPA-ANS GRK: πρὸς τὸ συμφέρον NAS: of the Spirit for the common good. 2 They were all baptised into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. Read Introduction to 1 Corinthians . Surely it is among the love-tokens of Jesus. Here he claimed he was as accommodating as he could possibly be to win people to Christ (compare 1 Corinthians 9:22 b). See Kühner, ii. πάντα, in every respect, 1 Corinthians 9:25. ἀρέσκω, am at the service of. I please — I try to please (1 Corinthians 9:19, 1 Corinthians 9:22; Romans 15:2). 1 I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, # 10.1 Gk brothers that our ancestors were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. 1 Corinthians 14:33(NASB) Verse Thoughts. This is taught in the context of 1 Corinthians 10:33, “I try to please all men in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved” (RSV). Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? Jesus and the apostles did not become involved with sin to save people. 1 Corinthians Outline. 1 Corinthians 10:33 Translation & Meaning. Moreover, it is not to bc thought that in fact he pleased all men; it is certain he did not; but he studied to please them; he did all that in him lay; he took the most proper methods to do it, though they were sometimes ineffectual. 5. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. In many actions we have a twofold rule - the testimony of God and charity: and in many things charity is the best interpreter of the testimony. Oh! In what communion are those who feed themselves without fear, who eat with the glutton and drink with the drunkard? Insight, Volume 2, pp. Paul had to address many concerning issues in the church at Corinth, for there was much confusion there. The world hates godliness, and godly persons, and will never be pleased with that which they hate: let pleasing of God be our great business, and, in subordination to him, endeavour to please all men for their profit, that they may be saved. : even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the (profit) of the many, that they may be saved. .—Better, even as I in all things am seeking to please all men, not seeking my own profit, but that of the many—i.e., the whole great mass of men, and not, as the English seems to imply, merely “a great number.” This is the same idea as “I am made all things to all men.” (See 1 Corinthians 9:22.). for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. 1481. We must not impair the ideal, to which this rule gives absolute expression (otherwise in Philippians 2:4), by supplying μόνον and καί, as Grotius and others do. 1 Corinthians 10:33; 1 Corinthians 11:1. do I not know? (See on 1 Corinthians 9:22.) 10:33), he was not suggesting that he was a compromiser or a man-pleaser (see Gal. 23 “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.”. His object was not his own advantage, but the benefit of others. Such must also be our attitude as we seek to live the Christian life. Translation. 1 Corinthians Commentary > chapter 10. 1 Corinthians 10 :: New International Version (NIV) Strong's. 20 No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they a sacrifice to demons and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons.. 21 a You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and b the table of demons. 1 Corinthians 10:14-33 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. In this direction he was the most complying of men; in all others the most independent. It is the one thing Christians have celebrated from the very beginning. Translation. Whatever we choose to do, or not do, should be aimed at bringing glory to God. that all grace for thy whole family here, and all glory for thy redeemed above, is treasured up, and hath been treasured up, in thine Almighty Person, as the Covenant-head and Husband of thy Church from all eternity? Though many of the advices given in this chapter appear to respect the Corinthians alone, yet there is none of them that is not applicable to Christians in general in certain circumstances. The Corinthians who reasoned that they were at liberty to eat idol-meats did so based upon principles they derived from the Old Testament Book of Deuteronomy (see 1 Corinthians 8:4-5). 1 Corinthians 10:24). “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). The same meaning is usually given to the two verbs συμφέρει, is expedient, and οἰκοδομεῖ, edifies. Read 1-Corinthians 10 verse 33 with historical bible commentary, in-depth study discussion, and advanced version comparisons. They were, by a miracle, led through the Red Sea, where the pursuing Egyptians were drowned. 1 Corinthians 10:33. πάντα πᾶσιν ἀρέσκω] See 1 Corinthians 9:19 ff. profit. (McGuiggan p. 141). The rules which guided the apostles may be easily deduced from the conduct and epistles of Paul. 10:33 just as I try to be helpful to everyone at all times, not anxious for my own advantage but for the advantage of everybody else, so that they may be saved. But this would be a pure tautology. 1 Corinthians 9:22. Who would have thought, on reading Israel's history in coming up out of Egypt, that all the great outlines of Christ's Church is here shadowed forth? Even as I please all men - Act as I do: forgetting myself, my own interests, convenience, ease, and comfort, I labor for the welfare of others; and particularly that they may be saved. .--Better, even as I in all things am seeking to please all men, not seeking my own profit, but that of the many--i.e., the whole great mass of men, and not, as the English seems to imply, merely "a great number." Let my spiritual life in Christ, be maintained, as the faithful Israelites were, by the same spiritual meat; and let My soul's thirst be continually satisfied in drinking of the same spiritual drink; for He that went before in the pillar of the cloud, and that followed them in the pillar of the fire, is the same Lord Jesus to me, as them; even the Rock whose work is perfect, just as true is He! 1 Corinthians 10:24. 1 Corinthians 10:33. πάντα) κατα πάντα, in all things.— πᾶσιν, all men) Jews, Greeks, Christians.— ἀρέσκω, I please) with respect to their consciences.— ἴνα σωθῶσι, that they may be saved) By this standard we must determine what is profitable. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. 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The young lady was a stripper and she invited the minister to her place of employment (the strip club). To eat is still a liberty (esp. Indexes. In 6:12, Paul made the point that all things are lawful, but not all things are beneficial. KJV (Narrated) NKJV (Narrated) NKJV (Dramatized) NLT (Dramatized) NIV (Narrated) NIV (Dramatized) NASB (Narrated) RVR60 (Español) Warnings From Israel’s History. Paul tells them not to eat but he wants them to know he isn"t telling them to abstain from eating because it is wrong. 1 Corinthians 10:33 Adj-ANS GRK: τὸ ἐμαυτοῦ σύμφορον ἀλλὰ τὸ NAS: my own profit but the [profit] of the many, KJV: mine own profit, but INT: the of myself profit but that. Œd. So they partake of the Lord Jesus who are under the influence of pride, self-will, hatred, censoriousness, etc., and who carry their self-importance and worldly spirit even into the house and worship of God? What does this verse really mean? Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices. Read Scripture. With the mention of the holiest Example and the most sacred Name, the whole of this argument and exhortation reaches its natural climax and conclusion. That a thing sacrificed idolatrously is anything, or that an idol is anything? 1 Corinthians challenges believers to examine every area of life through the lens of the gospel. Strong's Concordance. Pious Quesnel has well said: Every thing honors God when it is done for his sake; every thing dishonors him when any ultimate end is proposed beside his glory. 10:33 - even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of the many, that they may be saved. Search results for '1 Corinthians 10:1-33' using the 'New American Standard Version'. Old word from συμπερω — sumpherō to bear together, and explains use of verb in 1 Corinthians 10:23. "please all men in all things"-which he has already described in detail. at home) Abstain from eating because of his conscience, because he thinks it evil but don"t you let his conscience persuade you that your liberty is evil. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. In addition you can use the Interlinear Bible and much more to enhance your understanding of God's word. 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Imagine Joseph ( Genesis 39:1-13) having sexual relations with Potiphar's wife "in order to eventually teach her what was right.". (F.F. The strong one is not to eat in light of someone else"s conscience. Warnings from Israel’s History. They conceded when the concession was not demanded as a matter of necessity; but refused when it was so regarded. He tried to practice what he preached about putting the welfare of others first (cf. Forfeit your liberty but don"t let his weakness determine what your liberty is!" The Gentiles were in communion with demons by their idolatrous services. Warning examples from Israel’s history (1-13) Warning against idolatry (14-22) Table of Jehovah, table of demons (21) Freedom and consideration for others (23-33) “Do all things for God’s glory” (31) 1 Corinthians 10:1. 33. The same is true for the word "seeking" (it is also a present tense verb). ἐμαυτοῦ and τῶν πολλῶν are opposed: see 1 Corinthians 10:24. ἵνα σωθ., his great aim and end;—so ch. "even as I also"-referring to his own example previously given in . 24 No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. And He who appointed it at the first, promised to be present at every celebration, and will continue to the last, to make it sanctified to every true partaker. If we took the first part of this verse out of context, we might conclude that Paul was a "man pleaser" (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:1 were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea: Paul here refers to a great miracle that took place during the Exodus in Moses’ day. 1 Corinthians 10:23. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Jesus said to the early Christians concerning this, “This do (See on 1 Corinthians 9:22.) Let us fear the sins of Israel, if we would shun their plagues. 33. 10 Moreover, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware that all our fathers were under the cloud, all passed through the sea, 2 all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. may it be my holy joy and delight often to take thee. The person whom the Holy Spirit leads, acts in love. ", [Note: Barclay, The Letters . He was not primarily interested in his own personal benefit, gain and comfort (compare 2 Corinthians 11:23-28). Keith Simons. (Robertson p. 158), "NO PERSONAL ADVANTAGE IS WORTH THE LOSS OF ONE PRECIOUS SOUL. 4. Now in 10:23ff, he makes the point that “beneficial” is not merely beneficial to self but beneficial to others. We should be on our guard against what are called little sins, and all occasions and excitements to sin. 1 Corinthians 10:32-33. It is a reasonable translation of the original word but it clearly does not express Paul’s meaning. The minister, in the name of evangelism, went to the club and the young lady invited him to watch her dance and undress. 20. And when he did please all men, it was for their profit and advantage, not his own: to promote their eternal salvation, not his own temporal interest: I please all men, that they may be saved. We may and ought to seek the pleasing of men, with subserviency and in subordination to the pleasing of Almighty God. JB 1 CORINTHIANS Chapter 11. The “ therefore” of verse 14 connects what he is about to say with what has just been said. Even as I please all men in all this As he speaks in a general way, and without exception, some extend it by mistake to things that are unlawful, and at variance with the word of the Lord -- as if it were allowable, for the sake of our neighbor, to venture farther than the Lord permits us. What does 1 Corinthians 10:32 mean? "Saved" in this context probably includes Christians and means saved in the wide sense of delivered from anything that keeps someone from advancing spiritually (cf. ., p105.]. of that on which the subject acts, or over which the quality predicated extends, as in ἀλγῶ τὴν κεφαλήν;—so τοῦ πάντʼ εὐδαίμονος ὄλβου, Soph. Insight, Volume 1, p. 781. 1 Corinthians 10:19–33 19 Do I mean then that food sacrificed to an idol is anything, or that an idol is anything? This chapter has already presented the serious reader with a variety of maxims for his regulation. They abstained from all accommodation even in things indifferent, under circumstances which gave to those things a religious import. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. For surely, it is an ordinance of Jesus' own appointing. Heathen temples were called churches; pagan gods were baptized as saints, and honored as before. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. пояснения к 9:19-23. Precious Lord Jesus! 1 Corinthians 10:23 - 33. Within the limits of Christian consistency, and so far as was fitted to win others to Christ, he was ready to go; but concessions compromising his own conscience, and against the real good of others, he would never make. 15 I speak as to wise men; you judge what I say. However conscious we may be of our own sincerity and uprightness, we should ever distrust ourselves. 4). In 6:12, Paul made the point that all things are lawful, but not all things are beneficial. He will be always there where his people are assembled. This is the same idea as "I am made all things to all men." 20. (). If I partake with thankfulness, why am I slandered concerning that for which I give thanks? “Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.” He therefore, in all things allowable, accommodated himself to all men, that they might be saved. Indeed, on one occasion, when a fellow-apostle yielded on this point, his indignation was roused, and he was constrained to administer a rebuke (Galatians 2:11, etc.). 1 Corinthians 10:1–33 Warning Against Idolatry 10 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, 1 that our fathers were all under b the cloud, and all c passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and d all ate the same … 1197. Where no principle of Truth was involved, Paul tried to please everyone! Even as I … - Paul here proposes his own example as their guide. (vi) 1 Corinthians 14:1-23 deals with the problem of speaking with tongues. Be saved—His compliances and subserviences were neither for flattery nor self-interest, but for the eternal good of his fellow-beings. On the same plea the church of Rome adopted heathen festivals, ceremonies and rites, until the distinction between Paganism and Christianity was little more than nominal. "Christian freedom is not given to us for our own sake but for the sake of others." Women’s behaviour at services Philippians 2:21. 1481. Verse. Verse Concepts not seeking mine own — (1 Corinthians 10:24). "Christian freedom is not given to us for our own sake but for the sake of others. 1 Corinthians 9:22. I please all men; that is, I seek and endeavour to please all men, and in all things: that is, in all lawful things, and in all other things wherein the law of God has left me at liberty; for neither in the omission of any thing which God commanded, nor in the commission of aught which he had forbidden, would St. Paul please any man in the world. Home >> Bible Studies >> 1 Corinthians >> 1 Corinthians 10:14-33 These small group studies of 1 Corinthians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. He strove to "please all men in all things," did not seek his "own profit," and tried to "profit many" so people would be "saved." Ver. Search using our Online Bible by Topic, Verse Reference or Phrase. The last rule which the apostle lays down, is his own practice and example, who in indifferent things accommodated himself to all men. "not seeking mine own profit"-"not doing..what is best for me, but what is best for them." He explains in 1 Corinthians 2:1-5 that he was very careful not to do anything to impress anyone. So what am I saying? 1. Seeking (sumphero) "refers to the ultimate good and not necessarily the good of the present situation" (CBL, GED, 6:167). Philippians 2:4-5. The testimony often permits what charity forbids, because circumstances in time, place, etc., may render a thing improper on one occasion that might be proper on another. Comp 1 Corinthians 10:33. TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT To get what 1 Corinthians 10:33 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context  and relative popularity. Comp on 1 Corinthians 9:19; Romans 5:15; and on the idea, Clement, ad Cor. To Get the Full List of Definitions: Sign Up or Login. Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:6-14 (Read 1 Corinthians 10:6-14) Carnal desires gain strength by indulgence, therefore should be checked in their first rise. Am I not free? 1 Corinthians 10:33 just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved. See rather Romans 15:1 f. And we shall know heartfelt experience, while the King sitteth at his table, and this graces of our souls, which he himself hath given, and calleth forth into exercise, is like the spikenard, that the cup of blessing which we bless is indeed rich communion with the blood of Christ; and the bread we break is indeed precious communion of the body of Christ! Learn hence, 1. "I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some." You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 19 What do I mean then? Yet they were united in all the gospel churches, enjoying ample provisions of grace to live together in perfect fraternity and Christian fellowship. Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 (Read 1 Corinthians 10:1-5) To dissuade the Corinthians from communion with idolaters, and security in any sinful course, the apostle sets before them the example of the Jewish nation of old. We must not impair the ideal, to which this rule gives absolute expression (otherwise in Philippians 2:4), by supplying μόνον and καί, as Grotius and others do. Even as I, as much as lieth in me, please all men. Warnings from Israel's History. Consider the people of Israel: Do not those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? We put God first, others second, and self last ( Matthew 22:37-39; Philippians 2:4). Red Letter. See. I please all men, that they may be saved. my soul, thy deliverance from the worse than Egyptian bondage of sin and death, of Satan's captivity and prison-house, was here represented. u 20 No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, v not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons. Not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved; "Saved" in this context probably includes Christians and means saved in the wide sense of delivered from anything that keeps someone from advancing spiritually (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:33. just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. Romans 15:1-3). "This is the ruling passion of Paul in his dealing with men." So what am I saying? His main object had been to please all people; that is, not to alarm their prejudices, or needlessly to excite their opposition (see the note at 1 Corinthians 9:19-23), while he made known to them the truth, and sought their salvation - It is well when a minister can without ostentation appeal to his own example, and urge others to a life of self-denial and holiness, by his own manner of living, and by what he is himself in his daily walk and conversation. God himself, Jesus Christ, his holy prophets, apostles, saints, and servants, could never please the world; and can any of us expect to do it? (See 1Corinthians 9:22.). See the example in this chapter: They rose up to play, dance, and sing: and. —His compliances and subserviences were neither for flattery nor self-interest, but for the eternal good of his fellow-beings. Am I not an apostle? 1 Corinthians 10:33, ESV: "just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved." 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. 1 Corinthians 10:23-33 – Should I or Shouldn’t I? 222. Visit our library of inductive Bible studies for more in depth inductive studies on this and other books of the Bible you can use in your small group. Paul said circumcision was nothing and uncircumcision was nothing; yet he resisted the circumcision of Titus when it was demanded by the Judaizers. 48: ζητεῖν τὸ κοινωφελὲς πᾶσιν, καὶ μὴ τὸ ἑαυτοῦ. 4. Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 1 Corinthians 10:33 even as I also please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the {profit} of the many, that they may be saved. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on 1 Corinthians 10:33. [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul gave the ultimate standard for all our choices as believers in the previous verse. This rule we should keep inviolate. No concession therefore, whether to the manners of the world or to the prejudices of the ignorant, can plead the sanction of apostolic example, which has not that object honestly in view. God has made nothing independent of himself; the soul has no principle of self-dependence either in itself or its attainments: it is wise, powerful, and happy, only while it is depending on infinite wisdom, unlimited power, and endless mercy. ], even as I also please all men in all things, Where no principle of Truth was involved, Paul tried to please everyone! Comp Romans 15:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:4. τῶν πολλῶν] of the many, the multitude, opposed to the unity of his own single person. 1 Corinthians 10:14-33, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 The Lord’s Table is a continuing memorial of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Consider 1 Corinthians 8:4,10 (printed below) Now concerning the eating of food that has been offered to idols: We know that a worldly idol is nothing, and that there is no God except one… (10) If someone sees you—one who possesses knowledge—sitting in an idol’s temple, will not his conscience, being weak, become emboldened to eat what has been offered to idols? 33.Please all—That is, in purpose and effort, whether with successful result or not. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. His own example is valuable inasmuch as it is the example of one who is striving to conform to the image of his Lord. God the Holy Ghost, bring me under thy continual baptisms! We are to be friendly with the unsaved ( 1 Corinthians 5:9-10), but not involve ourselves with their sins. Paul first sets the scene in verse 14. As noted in the commentary on, 22, pleasing all men in all things does not mean or allow us to compromise the gospel or do something the Bible condemns. Learn, 3. Thus Paul, like a good shepherd, goeth out before the sheep, and leadeth them, and, as every true minister should be, is himself an example to the flock of Christ. The principle which the apostle here avows, and which he so strenuously recommends in the preceding chapters, is one which has often been lamentably perverted. 4) please (‘am pleasing:’ as Meyer well remarks, not the result, but the practice on Paul’s part; for πᾶσιν ἀρέσκειν τὸν συμβουλεύοντα κ. τὰ κοινὰ πράττοντα ἀδύνατον, Demosth. In 1 Corinthians 7:32 it describes pleasing God. 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