Subjection (1 Cor. 15:27)

“‘God has put all things

In subjection

Under his feet.’

But when it says,

‘All things are put in subjection

Under him.’

It is plain

That this does not include

The one who put all things

Under him.”

πάντα γὰρ ὑπέταξεν ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ. ὅταν δὲ εἴπῃ ὅτι πάντα ὑποτέτακται, δῆλον ὅτι ἐκτὸς τοῦ ὑποτάξαντος αὐτῷ τὰ πάντα.

Paul said that God has put all things in subjection (πάντα γὰρ ὑπέταξεν) under his feet (ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ).  But when it says (ὅταν δὲ εἴπῃ) that all things are put in subjection under him (ὅτι πάντα ὑποτέτακται), it is plain (ὅτι ἐκτὸς) that this does not include the one who put all things under him (τοῦ ὑποτάξαντος αὐτῷ τὰ πάντα).  Paul once again referred to Psalm 8:6, that all things were subject to the feet of Jesus.  In Psalm 8:6, humans had dominion over the works of God, since all things are under their feet.  This was allusion to all humans in general, not just David.  Thus, all things were subject to God, except for one person, that would be Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  Why is Jesus Christ so exceptional?

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