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1 Corinthians 9:12

Over you (umwn). 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.

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