(h emh apologia
). Original sense, not idea of apologizing as we say. See on Acts 22:1
; Acts 25:16
. Refers to what precedes and to what follows as illustration of 1 Corinthians 9:8:13
. To them that examine me
(toi eme anakrinousin
See on "1Co 2:15"
see also "1Co 4:3"
. The critics in Corinth were "investigating" Paul with sharp eyes to find faults. How often the pastor is under the critic's spy-glass.