1 Corinthians 10:1
Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
a. The subject in this chapter is no different than in the previous one. When Paul wrote this letter there were of course no chapter divisions. He ended the previous verse by warning that he himself could be rejected, [as a counterfeit. Amplified Bible].
1). Jewish New Testament Commentary, David H. Stern, Jewish New Testament Publications, Inc. 4th Edition, 1995, p.468. "I don't want you to miss the significance of what happened to our fathers"
b. In the first four verses Paul gives a picture how that all the people were treated the same by God. All partook of the same blessings, the same opportunities. In this verse, "all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;" He is saying this in light of the fact that in Christ we all are given opportunity to the same blessings of the New Covenant.
1."Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud"
a. Word Studies in the New Testament, Marvin R. Vincent, Erdmans Publishing, 1976 Edition, p.238. "The cloudy pillar which guided the Israelitesis sometimes spoken as covering the host.
1). Psalm 105:39 "He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night."
2). Numbers 14:14 "And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
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