An appeal to the Corinthians to reciprocate his love for them, and separate themselves from evil.
What agreement. The word means "unity of composition." This is the fifth synonym which St. Paul has used in this clause— μετοχὴ κοινωνία συμφώνησις , μερὶς συγκατάθεσις . The verb συγκατάθημι occurs in Luke 23:51 . St. Paul in this chapter shows an almost unwonted command over the Greek language. With idols ( Matthew 6:24 ; 1 John 5:21 ). Ye . "We" is the reading of א , B, D, L. Ewald, without sufficient ground, makes it one of his arguments for regarding this section as interpolated. Are the temple of the living God. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit in every Christian heart, which is the distinguishing result of the new covenant, was very prominent in the thoughts of St. Paul. As God hath said. The quotation is altered slightly from the LXX . of Le 26:12. But in this and the next verses we have "a mosaic of citations" from this passage and Exodus 29:45 ; Isaiah 53:11 ; Ezekiel 20:34 ; 2 Samuel 7:14 ; comp. Jeremiah 31:9 ; Isaiah 43:6 . This mode of compressing the essence of various quotations into one passage was common among the rabbis. In them. In the original Hebrew this means "among them" ( Exodus 29:45 ; Le Exodus 26:12 ). since the indwelling of God by his Holy Spirit belongs only to the new covenant.