1 Corinthians 6:20

For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
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Ambrosiaster

AD 400
Someone who has been bought does not have the power to make decisions, but the person who bought him does. And because we were bought for a very high price, we ought to serve our master all the more, so that the offense from which he has bought our release may not turn us back over to death. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles. ...

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. Value highly your bodies, though the devil bids for them with a shameful and brief bodily delight. Do not despise your bodies, do not sell them for nothing—rather think them of the highest possible worth; for it is to the glory of God if these bodies, which God bought at a great price, even with His own blood, become of great importance in our eyes. Hence the well-known proud name of a Christian Isaiah , "Bought and Redeemed," viz, from sin and heathenism, by the precious blood of Christ. So in olden times the children of Christians were bought by the Turks, and became, instead of Christians, Mahometans, and were called Mamelukes, or "the bought;" for when the Tartars had subdued Armenia they sold the children of the Christians. Melech-Sala, Sultan of Egypt, bought them in great Numbers , and had them trained as soldiers, and called Mamelukes. After the death of Melech-Sala the Mamelukes began to appoint a king for the...

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
The blessed apostle also has laid down in his epistle: "Ye are not your own; for ye are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear about God in your body.". And again: "Ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body."

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
Let us glorify God and bear him in a pure and spotless body and with more perfect observance. Let those who have been redeemed by the blood of Christ submit to the rule of our redeemer with the absolute obedience of servants. Let us take care not to bring anything unclean or defiled into the temple of God, lest he be offended and leave the abode where he dwells. ...

Irenaeus of Lyons

AD 202
In order, therefore, that we may be perfected for this, aptly does he say to the Corinthians, "Glorify God in your body."

John Chrysostom

AD 407
What is Paul trying to prove when he says that we are not our own? He wants to secure us against sin and against following the improper desires of the mind. We have many improper desires, but we must constrain them, and we can do so. If we could not, there would be no point in exhorting us like this. Paul does not say that we are under compulsion but that we have been bought— and bought with a great price, reminding us of the way in which our salvation was obtained. ...

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
What has the heretic to say? That these members of Christ will not rise again, for they are no longer our own? "For "he says, "ye are bought with a price.". since Christ was a phantom, nor had He any corporeal substance which He could pay for our bodies! But, in truth, Christ had wherewithal to redeem us; and since He has redeemed, at a great price, these bodies of ours, against which fornication must not be committed (because they are now members of Christ, and not our own), surely He will secure, on His own account, the safety of those whom He made His own at so much cost! Now, how shall we glorify, how shall we exalt, God in our body. Glorify and exalt God in your body". And was "redeemed with a great price"-"the blood "to wit, "of the Lord and Lamb" ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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