Two Responses to Temptation
James 1:12-18
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The central idea in this passage seems to be that temptations can result in two opposite things-- blessedness (happiness) or death; remaining steadfast through temptation leads to the crown of life but allowing own's one evil desires to convceive will give birth to death. The key to understanding this text seems to be following the repetition from verse 12 to verse 14 of the noun πειρασμόν and its related participle and verb. Along with that, James gives two grounds for why two responses to temptation are possible in verse 12 and verse 13. On the one hand, by faith we can standfast through temptation looking unto the crown of life that is promised to us. On the other hand, we can fall to temptation and must admit that falling to temptation is not a failure of God but of our own faith when we did not exercise it to fight sin (starting with the root of it at our evil desire) but rather were passive towards the desire and allowed it to conceive and give birth to death. I can't figure out how to parse λήμψεται...can someone help?
10000000004114 4114 Notes 2009-01-21 20:28:20 2009-01-24 20:59:11 The central idea in this passage seems to be that temptations can result in two opposite things-- blessedness (happiness) or death; remaining steadfast through temptation leads to the crown of life but allowing own's one evil desires to convceive will give birth to death. The key to understanding this text seems to be following the repetition from verse 12 to verse 14 of the noun πειρασμόν and its related participle and verb. Along with that, James gives two grounds for why two responses to temptation are possible in verse 12 and verse 13. On the one hand, by faith we can standfast through temptation looking unto the crown of life that is promised to us. On the other hand, we can fall to temptation and must admit that falling to temptation is not a failure of God but of our own faith when we did not exercise it to fight sin (starting with the root of it at our evil desire) but rather were passive towards the desire and allowed it to conceive and give birth to death. I can't figure out how to parse λήμψεται...can someone help? notes
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μακάριος ἀνὴρ ὃς ὑπομένει πειρασμόν
Happy is the man who endures trials (remains through temptations)
ὅτι δόκιμος γενόμενος λήμψεται τὸν στέφανον τῆς ζωῆς ὃν ἐπηγγείλατο τοῖς ἀγαπῶσιν αὐτόν
because having been approved (by tests) he receives the wreath of life which was promised to the ones who love him.
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μηδεὶς πειραζόμενος λεγέτω ὅτι ἀπὸ θεοῦ πειράζομαι
Let no one say after being tempted "because I am being tempted from God."
ὁ γὰρ θεὸς ἀπείραστός ἐστιν κακῶν πειράζει δὲ αὐτὸς οὐδένα
for God is without temptation of evil and tempts no one.
ἕκαστος δὲ πειράζεται ὑπὸ τῆς ἰδίας ἐπιθυμίας ἐξελκόμενος καὶ δελεαζόμενος
But each one is tempted by his own desires, being dragged away and being lured/enticed.
εἶτα ἡ ἐπιθυμία συλλαβοῦσα
Next, desire conceives,
τίκτει ἁμαρτίαν
gives birth to sin,
ἡ δὲ ἁμαρτία ἀποτελεσθεῖσα ἀποκύει θάνατον
and sin after being brought to completion, brings forth death.
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10000000004114 4114 Arc 2009-01-21 20:28:20 2009-01-24 20:59:11 editing James 1 12 1 18 James 1:12-18 59 NT tisch mine i134146 i134147 i134138 μακάριος ἀνὴρ ὃς ὑπομένει πειρασμόν Happy is the man who endures trials (remains through temptations) i134139 ὅτι δόκιμος γενόμενος λήμψεται τὸν στέφανον τῆς ζωῆς ὃν ἐπηγγείλατο τοῖς ἀγαπῶσιν αὐτόν because having been approved (by tests) he receives the wreath of life which was promised to the ones who love him. ground 1 i134148 i134149 i134140 μηδεὶς πειραζόμενος λεγέτω ὅτι ἀπὸ θεοῦ πειράζομαι Let no one say after being tempted "because I am being tempted from God." i134141 ὁ γὰρ θεὸς ἀπείραστός ἐστιν κακῶν πειράζει δὲ αὐτὸς οὐδένα for God is without temptation of evil and tempts no one. ground 1 i134150 i134142 ἕκαστος δὲ πειράζεται ὑπὸ τῆς ἰδίας ἐπιθυμίας ἐξελκόμενος καὶ δελεαζόμενος But each one is tempted by his own desires, being dragged away and being lured/enticed. i134143 εἶτα ἡ ἐπιθυμία συλλαβοῦσα Next, desire conceives, i134144 τίκτει ἁμαρτίαν gives birth to sin, i134145 ἡ δὲ ἁμαρτία ἀποτελεσθεῖσα ἀποκύει θάνατον and sin after being brought to completion, brings forth death. negativepositive 2 negativepositive 2 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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