They (oi men). Demonstrative oi in contrast (men). Chastened (epaideuon). Imperfect active, used to chasten. As seemed good to them (kata to dokoun autoi). "According to the thing seeming good to them." Dokoun is present active neuter singular articular participle of dokew. But he (o de). Demonstrative with de vs. men. For our profit (epi to sumperon). Present active articular neuter singular participle of sumperw, to bear together as in 1 Corinthians 12:7 . That we may be partakers (ei to metalabein). Articular second aorist active infinitive of metalambanw with ei for purpose, "for the partaking." Of his holiness (th agiothto autou). Genitive with metalabein (to share in). Rare word, in N.T. only here and 2 Corinthians 1:12 .