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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
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11:2 I praise you - The greater part of you.
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1Co 11:2 Now I praise you. This praise is preparatory to censure for disorderly conduct among them. Keep the ordinances. Those he had taught them while in Corinth.
ben weaver's comment on 2011-01-14 05:53:30:
V. 2, traditions / teachings may have evolved into a different concept than Paul intended. Paul's theme, in general was Jesus Christ and Him crucified as opposed to religous principles and rules like the Pharisees held to. In Philippians 3:8, he strongly disregards the religious complex in order that he may win Christ. In the opening thrust of this letter to the Corinthians, Paul kind of bursts out with Jesus. In the first 10 Vs., he uses 26 words naming Jesus. In V. 23 and Ch.2:2, he determines not to know anything other than Christ and Him crucified. In Ch.4:4, he instructs, not to judge things. Beginning at Ch. 7:1, he yields access to their questions, of which we have here in Ch.11. In this context, it seems more likely that the word "ordinances" in V.2, refers to his teachings about Jesus rather than turning back to religious principles again. The very next statement is, "The head / source of every man (including male and female) is Christ. (following this; the head / source of woman was Adam's rib). (Using head as source is established in Vs. 8-9). The Roman soldier used this same Gr. word, "With a great SUM/HEAD obtained I this freedom (Acts 22:28). Gal. 3:28 states, "There is neither male or female, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus".
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