In this passage, Paul cites Deuteronomy 25:4, which deals with the treatment of oxen, and asks, “Is it for oxen that God is concerned?” Paul then asks, “ἤ δι’ ἡμᾶς πάντως λέγει,” which he then affirms. If the first question is read rhetorically as expecting a negative, and if the second question is translated, “Does…

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