Nay, already it is altogether a defect among you (hdh men oun olw htthma umin estin). "Indeed therefore there is to you already (to begin with, hdh, before any question of courts) wholly defeat." Hhtthma (from httaomai) is only here, Romans 11:12 ; Isaiah 31:8 and ecclesiastical writers. See httaomai (from httwn, less) in 2 Corinthians 12:13 ; 2 Peter 2:19Nikh was victory and htta defeat with the Greeks. It is defeat for Christians to have lawsuits (krimata, usually decrees or judgments) with one another. This was proof of the failure of love and forgiveness ( Colossians 3:13 ). Take wrong (adikeisqe). Present middle indicative, of old verb adikew (from adiko, not right). Better undergo wrong yourself than suffer defeat in the matter of love and forgiveness of a brother. Be defrauded (apostereisqe). Permissive middle again like adikeisqe. Allow yourselves to be robbed (old verb to deprive, to rob) rather than have a lawsuit.