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At Eph 1:17 Paul alludes to the Knowledge of God. Here Peter expounds on that foundational theme.
2 Peter 1:1-11
One long sentence (v3-14). Does it represent a hymn?
Ephesians 1:1-14
Paul's teaching in Ch 12-15 must be seen in light of his explanation of grace as it relates to Israel in Ch 9-11.
Romans 12-15
Paul's plans to visit are sincere but subject to the will of his Lord
Romans 15:22-33
Paul's diplomatic appeal to a Church he did not found, but for which he has an Apostle's heart.
Romans 15:8-21
As the night sky begins to lighten as the dawn approaches we are reminded of our Lord's own words - Love your neighbor as yourself.
Romans 13:8-14
The right minded member of the body will show genuine love.
Romans 12:9-21
Paul explores several aspects of individuality within the corporate.
Romans 12:1-21
The LXX uses an IF/THEN construction between v4 and v5ff in translating the Hebrew text.
Haggai 1:1-6
Paul calls on a few by name then provides a glorious exposition of what it means to have the Lord near and to have God among them.
Philippians 4:2-9
Paul stretching forward to the upward call of God in (the knowing of?) Christ Jesus!
Philippians 3:12-4:1
Paul assumes those who hear these words share in the Knowing of Christ.
Philippians 3:1-11
What can compare to the 'surpassingness' of knowing Christ our Lord?
Philippians 3:1-11
Paul promises to send from his side two men, a brother and a dear son, to comfort those in Philippi who have been such a comfort to him.
Philippians 2:19-30
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Ephesians
Ephesians 1:15-23
It is not WHAT we know, but WHO that let's us know/attain/experience what God has planned for those who trust and obey the Word of Truth.
#trust
#TheKnowledgeOfGod
#Hope
Published June 20th, 2022
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Main point summary
Arc 1:15-23
Dia Ch 1
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Main point summary
I, Paul, pray that God would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the Knowing of Him so that you would attain that for which we are all hoping.
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Arc 1:15-23
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Ephesians 1:15-23
This usage mirrors that expressed in Rom 8:11 where we are told to not give up our hope of the resurrection because the same power that raised Christ from the dead will raise us up, as well.
Since we have all become God's own possession, having trusted and obeyed the Word of Truth, the Gospel of our salvation.
Διὰ τοῦτο
having heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints
ἀκούσας τὴν καθ’ ὑμᾶς πίστιν ἐν τῷ κυρίῳ Ἰησοῦ καὶ τὴν ⸂ ἀγάπην τὴν ⸃ εἰς πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους,
I do not cease giving thanks for you while remembering you in my prayers
κἀγώ οὐ παύομαι εὐχαριστῶν ὑπὲρ ὑμῶν ⸀ μνείαν ποιούμενος ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν μου,
inference
My prayer being that God, the Father of Glory, who sent our Lord Jesus Christ, may give you all a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowing of Him
ἵνα ὁ θεὸς τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ πατὴρ τῆς δόξης, δώῃ ὑμῖν πνεῦμα σοφίας καὶ ἀποκαλύψεως ἐν ἐπιγνώσει αὐτοῦ,
(since you have had the eyes of your hearts enlightened (when you believed)),
πεφωτισμένους τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς τῆς καρδίας ὑμῶν
ground
in order that (by knowing Him in spirit) you may know (attain/experience)
εἰς τὸ εἰδέναι ὑμᾶς
1) what is the hope to which he has called you,
τίς ἐστιν ἡ ἐλπὶς τῆς κλήσεως αὐτοῦ,
2) what are the riches of his glorious inheritance, that is the saints (glorified)
⸀ τίς ὁ πλοῦτος τῆς δόξης τῆς κληρονομίας αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἁγίοις,
3) and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe
καὶ τί τὸ ὑπερβάλλον μέγεθος τῆς δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ εἰς ἡμᾶς τοὺς πιστεύοντας
series
and all this according to the (supernatural) working of his great might
κατὰ τὴν ἐνέργειαν τοῦ κράτους τῆς ἰσχύος αὐτοῦ
which he worked on Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenlies
ἣν ⸀ ἐνήργηκεν ἐν τῷ Χριστῷ ἐγείρας αὐτὸν ⸀ ἐκ νεκρῶν, καὶ ⸀ καθίσας ἐν δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις
far above all rule, authority, power and dominion, and above every name that has been named not only in this age but also in the age to come.
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 he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the Church
καὶ πάντα ὑπέταξεν ὑπὸ τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ, καὶ αὐτὸν ἔδωκεν κεφαλὴν ὑπὲρ πάντα τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ,
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
ἥτις ἐστὶν τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ, τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν πληρουμένου.
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Ephesians 1:1-23
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Ephesians 1:2
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χάρις
εἰρήνη
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ὑμῖν
ἀπὸ
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κυρίου
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Χριστοῦ
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πάσῃ
πνευματικῇ
ἐν
τοῖς
ἐπουρανίοις
ἐν
Χριστῷ
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ἐξελέξατο
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δόξης
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Ephesians 1:5
Ephesians 1:6
ἐχαρίτωσεν
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ἧς
ἐν
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ἠγαπημένῳ
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Ephesians 1:7
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φρονήσει
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αὐτοῦ
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ἐν
αὐτῷ
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οἰκονομίαν
τοῦ
πληρώματος
τῶν
καιρῶν
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τὰ
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τὰ
τὰ
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γῆς
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Ephesians 1:9
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Ephesians 1:10
Ephesians 1:11
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πρόθεσιν
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τὰ
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τὸ
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ἐν
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Χριστῷ
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Ephesians 1:13
ὑμεῖς
ἐσφραγίσθητε
καὶ
τῷ
πνεύματι
τῷ
ἁγίῳ
τῆς
ἐπαγγελίας
ἐν
ἀκούσαντες
πιστεύσαντες
καὶ
τὸν
λόγον
τῆς
ἀληθείας
τὸ
εὐαγγέλιον
τῆς
σωτηρίας
ὑμῶν
ἐν
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Ephesians 1:14
ἐστιν
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τῆς
κληρονομίας
ἡμῶν
εἰς
ἀπολύτρωσιν
τῆς
περιποιήσεως
εἰς
ἔπαινον
τῆς
δόξης
αὐτοῦ
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Ephesians 1:12
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Ephesians 1:15
κἀγώ
παύομαι
οὐ
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τοῦτο
ἀκούσας
τὴν
πίστιν
τὴν
ἀγάπην
καθ’
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ἐν
τῷ
κυρίῳ
Ἰησοῦ
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τοὺς
ἁγίους
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καὶ
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μνείαν
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τῶν
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θεὸς
δώῃ
τοῦ
κυρίου
ἡμῶν
Ἰησοῦ
Χριστοῦ
ὑμῖν
πνεῦμα
σοφίας
ἀποκαλύψεως
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ἐπιγνώσει
αὐτοῦ
εἰς
τὸ
ὑμᾶς
εἰδέναι
ἐλπὶς
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τῆς
κλήσεως
αὐτοῦ
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πλοῦτος
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τίς
τῆς
δόξης
τῆς
κληρονομίας
αὐτοῦ
ἐν
τοῖς
ἁγίοις
τὸ
μέγεθος
(ἐστιν)
εἰς
ἡμᾶς
τοὺς
πιστεύοντας
τί
τῆς
δυνάμεως
αὐτοῦ
ὑπερβάλλον
καὶ
κατὰ
τὴν
ἐνέργειαν
τοῦ
κράτους
τῆς
ἰσχύος
αὐτοῦ
πατὴρ
τῆς
δόξης
ἵνα
Ephesians 1:16
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Ephesians 1:18
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πόδας
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ἐγείρας
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ἐκ
νεκρῶν
ἐν
δεξιᾷ
αὐτοῦ
ἐν
τοῖς
ἐπουρανίοις
ὑπεράνω
πάσης
ὀνόματος
παντὸς
ἀρχῆς
κυριότητος
ἐξουσίας
δυνάμεως
καὶ
καὶ
καὶ
ὀνομαζομένου
ἐν
ἐν
τῷ
αἰῶνι
τούτῳ
τῷ
μέλλοντι
ἀλλὰ
καὶ
οὐ
μόνον
καὶ
καὶ
καὶ
Ephesians 1:22
ἥτις
ἐστὶν
τὸ
σῶμα
αὐτοῦ
τὸ
πλήρωμα
τοῦ
πληρουμένου
τὰ
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πᾶσιν
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Col 1:22
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Comments
Bryan Mathis
You probably already stated that somewhere. sorry.
Bryan Mathis
Are you thinking of the "since" in 18a as "causal" or "temporal"?
Randall Rains
I Arced it as Ground for 17. What I thought was that since the eyes of their hearts had been enlightened when they believed Paul could pray that God would give them a spirit of ... . So it's adverbial and referring back to v3-14 where Paul established that they were 'sealed by the Spirit.' I'm not sure that falls under causal or temporal.
Randall Rains
I just reviewed our previous thread and found the quote that debunked the idea of categorizing adverbial participles. He suggested 'circumstantial' as a good default. This was from the Intermediate Grammar.  David L. Mathewson and Elodie Ballantine Emig, Intermediate Greek Grammar: Syntax for Students of the New Testament (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic: A Division of Baker Publishing Group, 2019), 211.
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