1 Corinthians 4:11

Even unto this present hour (acri th arti wra). Arti (just now, this very minute) accents the continuity of the contrast as applied to Paul. Ten verbs and four participles from Philippians 11-13 give a graphic picture of Paul's condition in Ephesus when he is writing this epistle. We hunger (peinwmen), we thirst (dipswmen), are naked (gumniteuomen), late verb for scant clothing from gumnhth, are buffeted (kolapizomeqa), to strike a blow with the fist from kolapo and one of the few N.T. and ecclesiastical words and see on Matthew 26:67 , have no certain dwelling place (astatoumen) from astato, strolling about and only here save Anthol. Pal. and Aquila in Isaiah 58:7 . Field in Notes, p. 170 renders 1 Corinthians 4:11 "and are vagabonds" or spiritual hobos.

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