see Rom. 1.1–7
Sosthenes is unknown (but see Acts 18.17
see Rom. 1.8–15 n.
The day refers to Christ's impending (
) return to end the present age (2 Thess. 1.7–2.12
) and to establish the kingdom (
) in a time of severe testing (
3.13–15; 4.5; 5.5
In the face of divided loyalties Paul asserts his authority as founder (
), teacher (
), and father (
) of the congregation.
Chloe's people are slaves or employees of this unknown lady.
Apollos: the principal missionary at Corinth after Paul (
3.4–6; 4.6; 16.12; see Acts 18.24–19.1
). Cephas: the Aram. equivalent of “Peter” (meaning “rock”; see Matt. 16.18
Baptism was not unimportant to Paul (see 6.11; Rom. 6.3–4
), but the actual rite he usually left to his assistants.
see Acts 18.8
see Rom. 16.23 n.
Paul dictated his letters (see 16.21–24 n. and Rom. 16.22 n.
). Here he corrects himself. Stephanas:
see 16.15–17 n.
God saves through weakness and in spite of folly, revealing in Christ nailed to the cross (v. 23
) God's true power and wisdom (v. 24
Signs (or miracles): see Mk. 8.11–12
(2 Cor. 10.17
See 2 Cor. 10.10
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