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Jeremiah 31:31-34
Passage Commentary : This two part psalm of ascent has long been a prayer of mine.
Psalms 126:1-6
Passage Commentary : Perhaps I've overdone it, perhaps I've read into the text, but there seems to b...
Mark 4:13-20
Passage Commentary:: (soon to follow) Arc Commentary:: One of the clearest and most important relati...
Ephesians 1:3-14
Passage Commentary :: The concessive at the beginning of this passage has tremendous weight for inte...
Deuteronomy 17:14-20
Passage Commentary :: A little context might help us here.
Exodus 20:20
Passage Commentary :: The logic of this passage relates in two main ways.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Passage Commentary :: This whole unit, perhaps even ch.
Ephesians 4:1-16
Passage Commentary :: Paul is entering into a prayer of intercession to wrap up the massive theology he's presented in ch.
Ephesians 3:14-21
Passage Commentary :: This is a powerful passage about God's reconciling work rooted in the peace-ma...
Ephesians 2:11-22
Passage Commentary :: Paul's desire in this passage seems to be two-fold.
Ephesians 3:1-13
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Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Passage Commentary :: The main point of this passage is that believers are not to conduct themselves...
Ephesians 4:17-24
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Ephesians 5:22-33
Arc Commentary :: There are two main units in this passage: vv.
Ephesians 6:1-9
Arc Commentary :: The major contour of this passage are two command/explanations grounded in a single truth that the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-21
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Ephesians 5:3-14
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Ephesians 6:10-20
Arc Commentary :: This passage breaks nicely into two larger sections: vv.
Ephesians 6:21-24
Exegetical Questions 1) How shall we best translate the datives of v.
Romans 9:1-5
1) Is the ὁτι in
Romans 9:6-13
As I'm currently understanding this passage, the core reason why God is righteous is that He works a...
Romans 9:14-18
Exegetical Questions 1) How is the argument functioning between vv.
Romans 9:19-23
    Text Critical Notes v.
Romans 9:24-29
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Romans 9:30-33
An Attempt at Capturing the Sense of the Arc :: "Brothers, (in light of Israel's massive rejection o...
Romans 10:1-4
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Romans 10:5-13
Main Idea :: Paul is still unpacking his desire to see Israelites come to their Messiah back in 10:1.
Romans 10:14-21
Main Idea :: Paul's main question of concern in this unit, having just quote some scathing scripture...
Romans 11:1-6
Main Idea :: v.
Romans 11:7-10
Main Idea :: I see the central thrust of this unit coming out most clearly in v.
Romans 11:11-16
Main Idea :: The central point Paul is making in this passage is found in v.
Romans 11:16-24
MAIN POINT :: vv.
Romans 11:25-32
Main Point :: God's riches, wisdom, and knowledge are deep beyond comprehension ultimately because e...
Romans 11:33-36
God-dependent yields a gospel-displaying life.
Deuteronomy 4:5-8
Main Purpose: To lay a foundational paradigm in which Israel should live out love to YHWH, the supreme and only God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Main Purpose : To illustrate the way in which parents should instruct their children in the purpose of the commandments.
Deuteronomy 6:20-25
Main Purpose: This passage is given to warn the people of Israel against temptations that are sure t...
Deuteronomy 6:10-19
Exegetical Outline Main Purpose: YHWH promises to bless Israel and clear away their enemies, but it ...
Deuteronomy 7:12-26
Main Purpose : Giving an illustration of the third unit of the שׁמע, this unit seeks to give clea...
Deuteronomy 7:1-11
Main Purpose: To offer Israel a warning, motivation, and means for dealing with the deadly temptations of experiencing bounty.
Deuteronomy 8:7-20
Main Purpose : To aid in the present generation maintaining fidelity to the covenant, Moses motivate...
Deuteronomy 8:1-6
The main point of the text is made emphatically and repetitiously in v.
Deuteronomy 16:18-20
Two main charges are given in this text: -Israel must only choose a King from among their brothers (Israel) whom God has appointed to lead.
Deuteronomy 17:14-17
Main Point :: Israel (the first generation) did not receive the ability to perceive the truth about ...
Deuteronomy 29:2-6
Main Point :: In keeping with the foundation of this covenant, YHWH will lead Israel and they will be careful to follow his lead.
Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Main Point :: YHWH will raise up another prophet like Moses who will speak the very words of YHWH; t...
Deuteronomy 18:15-19
The main point of this greater text, though 30:1-10 should be included, is that Moses is giving thes...
Deuteronomy 30:11-20
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Ephesians 1:15-23
Passage Commentary :: The two Ac/Pur clauses make clear the main point of this passage.
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2010-02-13 08:39:32
2010-02-19 19:46:15
Passage Commentary :: The two Ac/Pur clauses make clear the main point of this passage. Firstly, Paul makes remembrance of the Ephesian saints in his prayers in order that God give them a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. Secondly, the reason Paul prays God give them this spirit is that they would know specific, glorious, encouraging, persevering truths regarding their salvation in Christ. Most noteworthy of mention is the truth that they need to know about the strength of God's might working in and through Christ. Paul spends the most time here in order to further his exalted view of Christ which began in vv.1:3-14. This exalted view of God's power in Christ has a strengthening effect on believers who face earthly and spiritual powers mounting against them. To see this here and in ch.6 is illuminating as to one of the main purposes Paul has in writing this letter! One minor note, it seems that this whole passage is a big inference from Paul's theology presented in 1:3-14. Christ-centered theology leading to Christ-dependent, Christ-confident, Christ-exalting intercession! Arc Commentary :: I still have a few lingering questions regarding some of the lower level arcs in this text. (most are clear by sticky note) While most do not deal with main points, they have implications for interpretation of other doctrines touched on by the text. For example, v.22 - I would like to say that these finite verbs are a continuation of Paul's thought from the previous participles: raising, seating, subjecting, giving. Grammatically they are independent but conceptually they carry the thought further. So, in this portrayal I've put them together in series and my translation reflects this interpretation. As I’ve arced this passage, Paul prays that Christians have this spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God in order that they know three crucial things. I’ve arced these three as a series under a purpose clause. #1 & #2 are simply stated, #3 is given as an idea and then vv.20-23 are an outworking explanation. I think the explanation has a lot to tell us about why Paul spend so much space on #3, “the surpassing greatness of his power...”
10000000026160 26160 Notes 2010-02-13 08:39:32 2010-02-19 19:46:15 Passage Commentary :: The two Ac/Pur clauses make clear the main point of this passage. Firstly, Paul makes remembrance of the Ephesian saints in his prayers in order that God give them a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. Secondly, the reason Paul prays God give them this spirit is that they would know specific, glorious, encouraging, persevering truths regarding their salvation in Christ. Most noteworthy of mention is the truth that they need to know about the strength of God's might working in and through Christ. Paul spends the most time here in order to further his exalted view of Christ which began in vv.1:3-14. This exalted view of God's power in Christ has a strengthening effect on believers who face earthly and spiritual powers mounting against them. To see this here and in ch.6 is illuminating as to one of the main purposes Paul has in writing this letter! One minor note, it seems that this whole passage is a big inference from Paul's theology presented in 1:3-14. Christ-centered theology leading to Christ-dependent, Christ-confident, Christ-exalting intercession! Arc Commentary :: I still have a few lingering questions regarding some of the lower level arcs in this text. (most are clear by sticky note) While most do not deal with main points, they have implications for interpretation of other doctrines touched on by the text. For example, v.22 - I would like to say that these finite verbs are a continuation of Paul's thought from the previous participles: raising, seating, subjecting, giving. Grammatically they are independent but conceptually they carry the thought further. So, in this portrayal I've put them together in series and my translation reflects this interpretation. As I’ve arced this passage, Paul prays that Christians have this spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God in order that they know three crucial things. I’ve arced these three as a series under a purpose clause. #1 & #2 are simply stated, #3 is given as an idea and then vv.20-23 are an outworking explanation. I think the explanation has a lot to tell us about why Paul spend so much space on #3, “the surpassing greatness of his power...” notes
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Διὰ τοῦτο κἀγώ, ἀκούσας τὴν καθ’ ὑμᾶς πίστιν ἐν τῷ κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην τὴν εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους,
On account of this [glorious truth about Christ] I, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and the love which you have unto all the saints,
οὐ παύομαι εὐχαριστῶν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν
[ therefore ] do not cease giving thanks on behalf of you
μνείαν ποιούμενος ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν μου,
[ by ] making remembrance in my prayers,
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ἵνα ὁ θεὸς τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ πατὴρ τῆς δόξης, δώῃ ὑμῖν πνεῦμα σοφίας καὶ ἀποκαλύψεως ἐν ἐπιγνώσει αὐτοῦ,
in order that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, might give to you the Spirit [characterized by] wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him,
πεφωτισμένους τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῆς καρδίας ὑμῶν
having had the eyes of your heart illumined
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εἰς τὸ εἰδέναι ὑμᾶς τίς ἐστιν ἡ ἐλπὶς τῆς κλήσεως αὐτοῦ,
in order that you might know [3 things concerning God] what is the hope [produced by] his calling ,
τίς ὁ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης τῆς κληρονομίας αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις,
what are the riches of the glory [found in] his inheritance in the saints,
καὶ τί τὸ ὑπερβάλλον μέγεθος τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ εἰς ἡμᾶς τοὺς πιστεύοντας κατὰ τὴν ἐνέργειαν τοῦ κράτους τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ
and what is the surpassing greatness of his power unto us who are believing according to the working of the strength of his might
ἣν ἐνήργησεν ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ
[ let me explain this power ] that he worked in Christ
ἐγείρας αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν
[ by ] raising him from the dead
καὶ καθίσας αὐτὸν ἐν δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ὑπεράνω πάσης ἀρχῆς καὶ ἐξουσίας καὶ δυνάμεως καὶ κυριότητος καὶ παντὸς ὀνόματος ὀνομαζομένου οὐ μόνον ἐν τῷ αἰῶνι τούτῳ ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν τῷ μέλλοντι·
and seating him at his right hand in the heavenlies above every ruler and authority and power and dominion and every name which is named not only in this age but also in the coming ones;
καὶ πάντα ὑπέταξεν ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ,
and subjecting everything under his feet,
καὶ αὐτὸν ἔδωκεν κεφαλὴν ὑπὲρ πάντα τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ,
and giving him as head over all things to the church,
ἥτις ἐστὶν τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ, τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν πληρουμένου.
which is his body, the fullness of all in all being fulfilled.
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10000000026160 26160 Arc 2010-02-13 08:39:32 2010-02-19 19:46:15 editing Ephesians 1 15 1 23 Ephesians 1:15-23 49 NT tisch mine i387516 i387517 i387502 Διὰ τοῦτο κἀγώ, ἀκούσας τὴν καθ’ ὑμᾶς πίστιν ἐν τῷ κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην τὴν εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους, On account of this [glorious truth about Christ] I, having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and the love which you have unto all the saints, i387518 i387503 οὐ παύομαι εὐχαριστῶν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν [ therefore ] do not cease giving thanks on behalf of you i387504 μνείαν ποιούμενος ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν μου, [ by ] making remembrance in my prayers, actionmanner 1 inference 2 i387519 i387520 i387505 ἵνα ὁ θεὸς τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ πατὴρ τῆς δόξης, δώῃ ὑμῖν πνεῦμα σοφίας καὶ ἀποκαλύψεως ἐν ἐπιγνώσει αὐτοῦ, in order that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, might give to you the Spirit [characterized by] wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, i387506 πεφωτισμένους τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῆς καρδίας ὑμῶν having had the eyes of your heart illumined ground 1 i387521 i387507 εἰς τὸ εἰδέναι ὑμᾶς τίς ἐστιν ἡ ἐλπὶς τῆς κλήσεως αὐτοῦ, in order that you might know [3 things concerning God] what is the hope [produced by] his calling , i387508 τίς ὁ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης τῆς κληρονομίας αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις, what are the riches of the glory [found in] his inheritance in the saints, i387522 i387509 καὶ τί τὸ ὑπερβάλλον μέγεθος τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ εἰς ἡμᾶς τοὺς πιστεύοντας κατὰ τὴν ἐνέργειαν τοῦ κράτους τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ and what is the surpassing greatness of his power unto us who are believing according to the working of the strength of his might i387523 i387510 ἣν ἐνήργησεν ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ [ let me explain this power ] that he worked in Christ i387524 i387511 ἐγείρας αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν [ by ] raising him from the dead i387512 καὶ καθίσας αὐτὸν ἐν δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ὑπεράνω πάσης ἀρχῆς καὶ ἐξουσίας καὶ δυνάμεως καὶ κυριότητος καὶ παντὸς ὀνόματος ὀνομαζομένου οὐ μόνον ἐν τῷ αἰῶνι τούτῳ ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν τῷ μέλλοντι· and seating him at his right hand in the heavenlies above every ruler and authority and power and dominion and every name which is named not only in this age but also in the coming ones; i387513 καὶ πάντα ὑπέταξεν ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ, and subjecting everything under his feet, i387525 i387514 καὶ αὐτὸν ἔδωκεν κεφαλὴν ὑπὲρ πάντα τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ, and giving him as head over all things to the church, i387515 ἥτις ἐστὶν τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ, τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν πληρουμένου. which is his body, the fullness of all in all being fulfilled. ideaexplanation 1 actionmanner 1 ideaexplanation 1 series actionpurpose 2 actionpurpose 2 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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