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Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament

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1 Corinthians 1:22

Seeing that (epeidh).
Resumes from verse 21. The structure is not clear, but probably verses 23,24 form a sort of conclusion or apodosis to verse 22 the protasis. The resumptive, almost inferential, use of de like alla in the apodosis is not unusual.

Ask for signs (shmeia aitousin).
The Jews often came to Jesus asking for signs (Matthew 12:38; 16:1; John 6:30).

Seek after wisdom (sopian zhtousin).
"The Jews claimed to possess the truth: the Greeks were seekers, speculators" (Vincent) as in Acts 17:23.


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The Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament. Copyright © Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board)

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Robertson, A.T. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:22". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". <>. Broadman Press 1932,33, Renewal 1960.


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