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I want to share with you my passion for the Greek New Testament. I have taken some bold steps to reveal to you its depth and richness, along with varying approaches to words, phrases and verses -- so that you, the reader, will have a greater participation in understanding our Lord, Jesus Christ, through the Greek Scriptures.
This work has been a labor of love... a love for the Word, for the Truth and for people. It began as a quest to better know the Scriptures, but it has become a journey into the heart of our Father. What started as a personal challenge grew into a desire to share the wonders I found in His inexhaustible Word. This is by no means a finished work, but continues to be an ongoing and unfolding revelation.
These studies and writings are interpretations considering the contexts, figures of speech, symbols, types of literature and cultural factors. I use Scripture to interpret Scripture, looking at the patterns of God's dealings as set forth in the Hebrew Bible. Searching out the literal meaning of Greek words and endeavoring to minimize doctrinal bias, I depend upon the unveilings from His Spirit. May this bless you in your search into the things of the Father, and to more authentically know the Truth, Who is our Life.
My prayer is that the One who makes all things real, the "set-apart Breath-effect," will breathe these words into each and every heart that reads them. May God use this work to bring blessings to each reader, and to bring His reign into every heart.
To God be the glory,
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Special Features of This Translation:
Multiple possible translations of the Greek text are presented, e.g.: 1 Cor. 13:7
"[Love] continuously covers all mankind; it is habitually loyal to all humanity; it constantly has an expectation for all mankind; it is continuously remaining under and giving support to all people.
(or, since "all" can also be neuter: It progressively puts a protecting roof over all things; it is habitually trusting in, and believing for, all things; it is continually hoping in or for all things; it keeps on patiently enduring all things.)"
Contrasting readings from other New Testament manuscripts are presented, e.g.: John 3:13
"Furthermore, no one has ascended (or: stepped up) into the heaven (or: atmosphere) except the One descending (or: stepping down) from out of the midst of the atmosphere (or: heaven): the Son of Mankind (the Son of the human; Humanity's Son; the Son of man) - the One continuously being (or: constantly existing) within the midst of the heaven (or: atmosphere). [with p66 & 75, Aleph, B and others: And yet not even one person climbed up into heaven (or: the sky), if not that one at one point descending from out of the midst of heaven (or:the sky) - the Human Being.]"
Expanded renderings of the Greek verb tenses are presented, e.g.: Rev. 22:20
"The One continuously testifying these things is saying, 'Yes, I am continuously (or: habitually; repeatedly; or: presently) coming quickly (swiftly; promptly)!' Amen (So be it; It is so; Count on it). Be continuously (or: repeatedly) coming, Lord Jesus!"
Optional functions of noun and adjective cases (which determine which English preposition to use), and which the context allows, are presented, e.g.: Rom. 8:24
"For in the expectation and with hope we are suddenly made whole and healthy (or: You see, by the expectation we are delivered and saved; For, to expectation we were at one point rescued; To be sure, we were kept safe for the expectation)! Now expectation (or: hope) being continuously seen (or: observed) is not expectation (or: hope), for who continues hoping in expectation for what he also constantly sees (or: observes)?"
From the Introduction: This is a work that seeks to give the reader some involvement in the process of translating by presenting a range of semantic meanings of significant Greek words in the midst of the text. [In each passage, read the BOLD TYPE first without the additional meanings. Then read it with the other word meanings. Prayerfully consider the possible meanings and the context and let the Holy Spirit give you understanding and revelation.] Expansions and amplifications are placed in parentheses. Other optional renderings of either phrases or sentences are made parenthetical and come after the word "or," followed by a colon. 1 Corinthians 7:19 provides an example:
"The circumcision is nothing, and the uncircumcision is nothing - but to the contrary [what matters is the] observing and keeping of the goals implanted from God (or: of the impartation of the finished product within, which is God; or: God's inward directives to [His] end)."
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GOD'S MESSAGE OF
WHICH BRINGS GOD'S
GIFTS OF HIS SPIRIT,
HIS LIFE, HIS GRACE,
HIS POWER, HIS
FAIRNESS, HIS PEACE
AND HIS LOVE