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1 Corinthians 1:5

    1 Corinthians 1:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That in every thing you are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that in him you have wealth in all things, in word and in knowledge of every sort;

    Webster's Revision

    that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge;

    World English Bible

    that in everything you were enriched in him, in all speech and all knowledge;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:5

    Ye are enriched - ye abound - in all utterance - Εν παντι λογῳ, In all doctrine; for so the word should certainly be translated and understood. All the truths of God relative to their salvation had been explicitly declared to them; and they had all knowledge; so that they perfectly comprehended the doctrines which they had heard.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:5

    That in every thing - In every respect, or in regard to all the favors conferred on any of his people. You have been distinguished by him in all those respects in which he blesses his own children.

    Ye are enriched by him; - compare the note at Romans 2:4. The meaning of this expression is, "you abound in these things; they are conferred abundantly upon you." By the use of this word, the apostle intends doubtless to denote "the fact" that these blessings had been conferred on them abundantly; and also that this was a "valuable endowment," so as to be properly called "a treasure." The mercies of God are not only conferred abundantly on his people, but they are a bestowment of inestimable value; compare 2 Corinthians 6:10.

    In all utterance - With the power of speaking various languages ἐν παντὶ λόγῳ en panti logō. That this power was conferred on the church at Corinth, and that it was highly valued by them, is evident from 1 Corinthians 14; compare 2 Corinthians 8:7. The power of speaking those languages the apostle regarded as a subject of thanksgiving, as it was a proof of the divine favor to them; see 1 Corinthians 14:5, 1 Corinthians 14:22, 1 Corinthians 14:39.

    And in all knowledge - In the knowledge of divine truth. They had understood the doctrines which they had heard, and had intelligently embraced them. This was not true of all of them, but it was of the body of the church; and the hearty commendation and thanksgiving of the apostle for these favors, laid the foundation for the remarks which he had subsequently to make, and would tend to conciliate their minds, and dispose them to listen attentively, even to the language of reproof.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 1:5

    1:5 In all utterance and knowledge - Of divine things. These gifts the Corinthians particularly admired. Therefore this congratulation naturally tended to soften their spirits, and I make way for the reproofs which follow.