It may mean here a temptation which is human, i.e., incident or common to man, as A.V., or, inferentially, a temptation adapted to human strength; such as man can bear, Rev. Greek. Satan is never permitted to block up our way, without the providence of God making a way through the wall. See Kühner, a(1640) Xen. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-corinthians-10.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/1-corinthians-10.html. 1877-90. ]; and they may safely rest on him “with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”], 1. In classical Greek, especially, of a way out of the sea. The temptations which they had been subjected to were not such as would be suited to angelic powers, and such as would require angelic strength to resist; but they were such as human nature had been often subjected to, and such as man had often contended with successfully. Try it free for 30 days. Consolation under temptation; it is such as is "common to man," or 'such as man can bear' by God's aid. "who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able"-notice what Paul doesn"t say. a way to escape. No temptation, i.e. They may, therefore, repose their all upon Him, and trust to His sustaining grace. i. With each temptation he makes a way to escape from it. 42; Pind. As when an enemy grasps us, and attempts to hold us fast. Whether to idolatry, to fornication, to presumption against Christ, or to murmuring against his Church, all are no greater than Israel suffered before you and others will suffer after you. I don’t want you to be participants with demons! 1. The context shows the more special meaning. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-corinthians-10.html. The two things, according to Paul’s view of the divine agency in the world, are in substance the same; the God who allows the thing to be is He also who brings it to pass. 6. and drank water from the same spiritual rock that traveled with them—and that Rock was Christ himself. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, in order that you may be able to bear (it), Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, of the response touching the eating of idolatrous sacrifices, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Beet's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, [Note: For other verses dealing with God"s part in temptation, see, "the" with both "temptation" and "way of escape" points to a particular way of escape that is available in each temptation. The design of the apostle evidently is, to show them that, if they were faithful, they had nothing to fear from any such forms of temptation, but that God was able to bring them through them all. See 1 Corinthians 2:4. faithful. TPT… ὃ δύνασθε] what you are in a position to bear. Individuals make up the church (a large body of people), but this verse tells us that God can and does deal with and care for His people individually. For (1) in the parallel which they bring for the former sense, Hebrews 12:4, οὔ πω is distinctly expressed,—and would have been here also, had it been intended. 13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. The promise is positive and certain, that a way shall be made for their escape, and they shall be able to bear it. Is that something you think you’re strong enough to endure? https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-corinthians-10.html. 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Now, in regard we are tried either by afflictive providences, or by motions made to us, either from God, or our own lusts, or the devil, or men of the world; temptations, in Scripture, sometimes signify afflictions, as James 1:2 1 Peter 1:6; sometimes, motions made to us by God, Genesis 22:1,2; both which sorts of temptations are good in themselves. His agency is that of sufferance, not of creation. 1999. But God is faithful - This was the only source of security; and this was enough. ], and sometimes by filling them with the consolations [Note: 2 Corinthians 1:4-5.] The sense is, not that God would keep them without any effort of their own; not that he would secure them if they plunged into temptation; but that if they used the proper means, if they resisted temptation, and sought his aid, and depended on his promises, then he would be faithful. 1 Corinthians 10:20; 1 Corinthians 10:14. and practicing idolatry, as some of them did. God controls circumstances, but man uses them. It may be used, therefore: p. 259 D Rep. p. 497 C, 492 E), i.e. Copyright © 2017 by BroadStreet Publishing® Group, LLC. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-corinthians-10.html. Cf. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 10:13".
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