). Objective genitive after exousian
. Do not we yet more?
(ou mallon hmei;
). Because of Paul's peculiar relation to that church as founder and apostle. But we bear all things
(alla panta stegomen
). Old verb to cover (stegh
, roof) and so to cover up, to conceal, to endure ( 1 Corinthians 13:7
of love). Paul deliberately declined to use (usual instrumental case with craomai
) his right to pay in Corinth. That we may cause no hindrance
(ina mh tina enkophn dwmen
). Late word enkoph
, a cutting in (cf. radio
or telephone) or hindrance from enkoptw
, to cut in, rare word (like ekkoph
) here only in N.T. and once in Vettius Valens. How considerate Paul is to avoid "a hindrance to the gospel of Christ" (twi euaggeliwi tou Cristou
, dative case and genitive) rather than insist on his personal rights and liberties, an eloquent example for all modern men.