Neither let us commit fornication
). More exactly, And let us cease practicing fornication as some were already doing ( 1 Corinthians 6:11
; 1 Corinthians 7:2
). The connection between idolatry and fornication was very close (see Jowett, Epistles of Paul
, II, p. 70) and see about Baal-Peor ( Numbers 25:1-9
). It was terribly true of Corinth where prostitution was part of the worship of Aphrodite. In one day
). An item that adds to horror of the plague in Numbers 25:9
where the total number is 24,000 instead of 23,000 as here for one day.