Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 Corinthians 1:7
- So that ye come behind in no gift (wste umav mh ustereistai en mhdeni xarismati).
- Consecutive clause with wste and the infinitive and the double negative. Come behind (ustereistai) is to be late (usterov), old verb seen already in Mark 10:21; Matthew 19:20. It is a wonderful record here recorded. But in 2 Corinthians 8:7-11; 9:1-7 Paul will have to complain that they have not paid their pledges for the collection, pledges made over a year before, a very modern complaint.
- Waiting for the revelation (apekdexomenouv thn apokalupsin).
- This double compound is late and rare outside of Paul (1 Corinthians 1:7; Galatians 5:5; Romans 8:19,23,25; Philippians 3:20), 1 Peter 3:20; Hebrews 9:28. It is an eager expectancy of the second coming of Christ here termed revelation like the eagerness in prosdexomenoi in Titus 2:13 for the same event. "As if that attitude of expectation were the highest posture that can be attained here by the Christian" (F.W. Robertson).