How much more, things that pertain to this life?
(Mhti ge biwtika;
). The question expects the answer no and ge
adds sharp point to Paul's surprised tone, "Need I so much as say?" It can be understood also as ellipsis, "let me not say" (mhtige legw
), not to say. Biwtika
occurs first in Aristotle, but is common afterwards. In the papyri it is used of business matters. It is from bio
(manner of life in contrast to zwh
, life principle).