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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 :: The two Ac/Pur clauses make clear the main point of this passage.
Ephesians 1:15-23
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 :: 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
A
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
A
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
A
Ephesians 5:3-14
A
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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Strong - Knowing - Filled
Ephesians 3:14-21
Passage Commentary :: Paul is entering into a prayer of intercession to wrap up the massive theology he's presented in ch.
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Passage Commentary :: Paul is entering into a prayer of intercession to wrap up the massive theology he's presented in ch.1-3. This prayer reflects this theology in significant ways as we will soon see! First, the theology of 1-3 serves as the ground for Paul's prayer. Second, it is also influential on the content of what Paul prays (strength, understanding, triune filling). Third, it motivates his doxology which both wraps up the prayer and the entire first unit of thought. There are three purposes I see in this prayer. The first purpose of Paul's praying is that these believers might be strengthened with power. (some consider this to be the content of Paul's prayer, both are true) The second purpose, to know the knowledge surpassing love of God, comes from being strengthened; we are strengthened in order to know. The third purpose, to be filled, comes from our knowing this unknowable love. Restated :: Paul prays that we be strengthened inwardly so that we can grasp/know God's love so that we are filled with the God's fullness. There is also a strong "new covenant" undercurrent in this passage, namely the inwardness of this prayer. Paul prays that the believers be strengthen in their inner man which I take as Christ dwelling in their hearts. Paul prays that they grasp/know God's knowledge surpassing love, an inward activity. Paul prays that they be filled with God's fullness, as a cup is filled with water or a room is filled with light, it is interior. Paul praises God according to the power which is now working in the saints. This is the New Covenant, that believers have a new heart, a new mind, a new spirit, an inner law-giving! Praise God for his empowering, transforming, persevering inner grace that has real outward effects! Arc Commentary :: (Unusual to me I've used sticky notes to explain much of my interpretive decisions in this text.) vv.14-19 - In this unit there are three main Ac/Pur relationships that structure the prayer. The way I understand it v.14 is Paul's main action and it is realized in vv.16-18a. The action contained in those verses is realized in vv.18b-19a. The action contained in those verses is realized in v.19b which is also the end purpose for praying. Paul makes this prayer with the aim that the believers be filled with all the fullness of God! -- (see sticky notes for smaller decisions) vv.20-21 - In this unit Paul is drawing down an inference from the previous prayer and preceding theology. He restates the main idea from the preceding statements as a ground in v.20. But the main point of the prayer and all this glorious truth is that God be glorified among all peoples for all time!
10000000030433 30433 Notes 2010-03-20 16:27:30 2010-03-26 17:32:56 Passage Commentary :: Paul is entering into a prayer of intercession to wrap up the massive theology he's presented in ch.1-3. This prayer reflects this theology in significant ways as we will soon see! First, the theology of 1-3 serves as the ground for Paul's prayer. Second, it is also influential on the content of what Paul prays (strength, understanding, triune filling). Third, it motivates his doxology which both wraps up the prayer and the entire first unit of thought. There are three purposes I see in this prayer. The first purpose of Paul's praying is that these believers might be strengthened with power. (some consider this to be the content of Paul's prayer, both are true) The second purpose, to know the knowledge surpassing love of God, comes from being strengthened; we are strengthened in order to know. The third purpose, to be filled, comes from our knowing this unknowable love. Restated :: Paul prays that we be strengthened inwardly so that we can grasp/know God's love so that we are filled with the God's fullness. There is also a strong "new covenant" undercurrent in this passage, namely the inwardness of this prayer. Paul prays that the believers be strengthen in their inner man which I take as Christ dwelling in their hearts. Paul prays that they grasp/know God's knowledge surpassing love, an inward activity. Paul prays that they be filled with God's fullness, as a cup is filled with water or a room is filled with light, it is interior. Paul praises God according to the power which is now working in the saints. This is the New Covenant, that believers have a new heart, a new mind, a new spirit, an inner law-giving! Praise God for his empowering, transforming, persevering inner grace that has real outward effects! Arc Commentary :: (Unusual to me I've used sticky notes to explain much of my interpretive decisions in this text.) vv.14-19 - In this unit there are three main Ac/Pur relationships that structure the prayer. The way I understand it v.14 is Paul's main action and it is realized in vv.16-18a. The action contained in those verses is realized in vv.18b-19a. The action contained in those verses is realized in v.19b which is also the end purpose for praying. Paul makes this prayer with the aim that the believers be filled with all the fullness of God! -- (see sticky notes for smaller decisions) vv.20-21 - In this unit Paul is drawing down an inference from the previous prayer and preceding theology. He restates the main idea from the preceding statements as a ground in v.20. But the main point of the prayer and all this glorious truth is that God be glorified among all peoples for all time! notes
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Ephesians 3:14-21
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τούτου χάριν κάμπτω τὰ γόνατά μου πρὸς τὸν πατέρα,
On account of this [ch.1-3] I bow my knees before the Father,
ἐξ οὗ πᾶσα πατριὰ ἐν οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς ὀνομάζεται,
from whom every family in the heavens and upon earth are named,
ideaexplanation
ἵνα δῷ ὑμῖν κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ δυνάμει κραταιωθῆναι διὰ τοῦ πνεύματος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν ἔσω ἄνθρωπον,
in order that he might grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his spirit in the inner man,
κατοικῆσαι τὸν Χριστὸν διὰ τῆς πίστεως ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν,
[namely] (that) Christ dwell through faith in your hearts,
ἐν ἀγάπῃ ἐρριζωμένοι καὶ τεθεμελιωμένοι,
[since] you have been rooted and established in love,
locative
ἵνα ἐξισχύσητε καταλαβέσθαι σὺν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἁγίοις τί τὸ πλάτος καὶ μῆκος καὶ ὕψος καὶ βάθος,
in order that you might be able to grasp with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,
γνῶναί τε τὴν ὑπερβάλλουσαν τῆς γνώσεως ἀγάπην τοῦ Χριστοῦ,
even to know the knowledge surpassing love of Christ ,
ἵνα πληρωθῆτε εἰς πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ θεοῦ.
in order that you might be filled with all the fullness of God.
actionpurpose
Τῷ δὲ δυναμένῳ ὑπὲρ πάντα ποιῆσαι ὑπερεκπερισσοῦ ὧν αἰτούμεθα ἢ νοοῦμεν
Now [because he is] the one who is able to do far above and beyond everything that we ask or [even] consider
κατὰ τὴν δύναμιν τὴν ἐνεργουμένην ἐν ἡμῖν,
[through] the power, the one working in us,
actionmanner
αὐτῷ ἡ δόξα ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς τοῦ αἰῶνος τῶν αἰώνων· ἀμήν.
[therefore] to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus unto every generation forever and ever; amen.
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10000000030433 30433 Arc 2010-03-20 16:27:30 2010-03-26 17:32:56 editing Ephesians 3 14 3 21 Ephesians 3:14-21 49 NT tisch mine i387659 i387660 i387661 i387648 τούτου χάριν κάμπτω τὰ γόνατά μου πρὸς τὸν πατέρα, On account of this [ch.1-3] I bow my knees before the Father, i387649 ἐξ οὗ πᾶσα πατριὰ ἐν οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς ὀνομάζεται, from whom every family in the heavens and upon earth are named, ideaexplanation 1 i387662 i387663 i387664 i387650 ἵνα δῷ ὑμῖν κατὰ τὸ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ δυνάμει κραταιωθῆναι διὰ τοῦ πνεύματος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν ἔσω ἄνθρωπον, in order that he might grant you according to the riches of his glory to be strengthened with power through his spirit in the inner man, i387651 κατοικῆσαι τὸν Χριστὸν διὰ τῆς πίστεως ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις ὑμῶν, [namely] (that) Christ dwell through faith in your hearts, ideaexplanation 1 i387652 ἐν ἀγάπῃ ἐρριζωμένοι καὶ τεθεμελιωμένοι, [since] you have been rooted and established in love, locative 1 1 i387665 i387666 i387653 ἵνα ἐξισχύσητε καταλαβέσθαι σὺν πᾶσιν τοῖς ἁγίοις τί τὸ πλάτος καὶ μῆκος καὶ ὕψος καὶ βάθος, in order that you might be able to grasp with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, i387654 γνῶναί τε τὴν ὑπερβάλλουσαν τῆς γνώσεως ἀγάπην τοῦ Χριστοῦ, even to know the knowledge surpassing love of Christ , ideaexplanation 1 i387655 ἵνα πληρωθῆτε εἰς πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ θεοῦ. in order that you might be filled with all the fullness of God. actionpurpose 2 actionpurpose 2 actionpurpose 2 i387667 i387668 i387656 Τῷ δὲ δυναμένῳ ὑπὲρ πάντα ποιῆσαι ὑπερεκπερισσοῦ ὧν αἰτούμεθα ἢ νοοῦμεν Now [because he is] the one who is able to do far above and beyond everything that we ask or [even] consider i387657 κατὰ τὴν δύναμιν τὴν ἐνεργουμένην ἐν ἡμῖν, [through] the power, the one working in us, actionmanner 1 i387658 αὐτῷ ἡ δόξα ἐν τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ καὶ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ εἰς πάσας τὰς γενεὰς τοῦ αἰῶνος τῶν αἰώνων· ἀμήν. [therefore] to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus unto every generation forever and ever; amen. locative 1 1 locative 1 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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