Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)
(1) Be ye followers of me.—See concluding Note on 1 Corinthians 10.1 Corinthians 11:1. Be ye followers of me — Carefully, therefore, follow my directions, and imitate my example, in condescension to the weaknesses and prejudices of others, for their good; even as I also — In this, and in every thing else, copy after the perfect pattern of our great Lord and Master, Jesus Christ. This verse evidently belongs to the preceding chapter, where the apostle had proposed himself as an example, and ought not to have been separated from it.
Even as I also am of Christ - I make Christ my example. He is my model in all things; and if you follow him, and follow me as far as I follow him, you will not err. This is the only safe example; and if we follow this, we can never go astray.
1Co 11:1-34. Censure on Disorders in Their Assemblies: Their Women Not Being Veiled, and Abuses at the Love-Feasts.
1. Rather belonging to the end of the tenth chapter, than to this chapter.
of Christ—who did not please Himself (Ro 15:3); but gave Himself, at the cost of laying aside His divine glory, and dying as man, for us (Eph 5:2; Php 2:4, 5). We are to follow Christ first, and earthly teachers only so far as they follow Christ.1 Corinthians 11:3-16 Paul exhorteth the Corinthians to follow him, as he
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)1 Corinthians 11:1 belongs still to the preceding section.
Become imitators of me. Become so, Paul writes, for there was as yet a sad lack of practical evidence of this imitation; see also 1 Corinthians 10:32 (comp Kühner, a Xen. Anab. i. 7. 4).
κἀγώ] as I also have become an imitator, namely, of Christ. Comp on Matthew 15:3. Christ as the highest pattern of the spirit described in 1 Corinthians 10:33. Comp Php 2:4 ff.; Romans 15:3; Ephesians 5:2; Matthew 20:28.
 d refers to the note of the commentator or editor named on the particular passage.1 Corinthians 11:1. This verse belongs to the former chapter, and concludes the argument, as in ch. 1 Corinthians 4:16.1 Corinthians 11:1. Μιμηταί μου, imitators [followers] of me) He adds this verse to the former to show, that we must look to Christ, not to him [the apostle], as our highest example.—Χριστοῦ, of Christ) who did not please Himself, Romans 15:3, but gave Himself at all costs for our salvation, Ephesians 5:2.Verse 1. - Followers of me; rather, imitators of me; follow herein my example, as I follow Christ's. What Christ's example was, in that he too "pleased not himself," he sets forth in Romans 15:1-3; and the general principle of self abnegation for the sake of others in Philippians 2:4-8. This verse ought to be included in ch. 10. It sums up the whole argument, and explains the long digression of ch. 9. As I also am of Christ. This limits the reference to his own example. I only ask you to imitate me in points in which I imitate Christ.
Lit., imitators, as Rev. This verse belongs to the closing section of ch. 10.
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