Re: polus ischuw deaysis dikaios energew
James H. Vellenga (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 24 May 96 16:46:03 EDT
> NIV translates the latter part of James 5:16 [polus ischuw deaysis dikaios energew]
> as "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective" as opposed to NASB
> which translates it "The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much"
> Do you have any comments as to which brings out the original intention most clearly?
> Thank you in antisipation.
> Verner Drost
> Fredericton, Canada
Let me suggest something a little unorthodox. I like "succeed" for ISCUW
and "work inwardly" for ENERGEW. Hence, assuming the present participle
(from my text), I get something like
An appeal of an upright [person] succeeds in [doing] a lot [as it
keeps] working inwardly.
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