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Monday, November 13, 2006

Greek of the Week

Philippians 3:17-4:1

Paul urges us to think about the way we walk. Many, many Christians think just about doctrine and knowledge and facts. These are important, but the Bible is not merely a book of facts, rather, it is a book of lives. It teaches us what things are on the heart of God and what we should pursue for the betterment our character. Notice the two kinds of walks in the text.

Greek Translation

17 συμμιμηταί μου γίνεσθε ἀδελφοί καὶ σκοπεῖτε τοὺς οὕτω περιπατοῦντας καθὼς ἔχετε τύπον ἡμᾶς 18 πολλοὶ γὰρ περιπατοῦσιν οὓς πολλάκις ἔλεγον ὑμῖν νῦν δὲ καὶ κλαίων λέγω τοὺς ἐχθροὺς τοῦ σταυροῦ τοῦ Χριστοῦ 19 ὧν τὸ τέλος ἀπώλεια ὧν ὁ θεὸς ἡ κοιλία καὶ ἡ δόξα ἐν τῇ αἰσχύνῃ αὐτῶν οἱ τὰ ἐπίγεια φρονοῦντες 20 ἡμῶν γὰρ τὸ πολίτευμα ἐν οὐρανοῖς ὑπάρχει ἐξ οὗ καὶ σωτῆρα ἀπεκδεχόμεθα κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν 21 ὃς μετασχηματίσει τὸ σῶμα τῆς ταπεινώσεως ἡμῶν σύμμορφον τῷ σώματι τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ κατὰ τὴν ἐνέργειαν τοῦ δύνασθαι αὐτὸν καὶ ὑποτάξαι αὐτῷ τὰ πάντα 4:1 ὥστε ἀδελφοί μου ἀγαπητοὶ καὶ ἐπιπόθητοι χαρὰ καὶ στέφανός μου οὕτως στήκετε ἐν κυρίῳ ἀγαπητοί


Become my imitators, brothers, and be careful of the way in which you walk around since you have a pattern in us. For many walk of which I was saying many times to you, but now also weeping i say, these are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is the stomach and glory in their shame, thinking earthly. For our citizenship is in heaven, out from where also we receive a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform the body of our low estate conformed to the body of His glory according to the energy of His power and submission of all things to Him. So that, my beloved and longed for brothers, my joy and crown, in this way stand in the Lord, beloved.



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