Re: I Peter 2:6-7

From: Lee R. Martin (
Date: Fri Apr 04 1997 - 02:43:36 EST wrote:
> Hello, B-Greekers -
> I am in need of your advice once again. I
> am continuing my endeavor of trying to trans-
> late I Peter 2. Here are the next two verses
> that I have done (roughly).
> verse 6
> Because it is contained in the sacred writings,

Jamen, why not use the word "scripture"?

> Look! I place a stone in Zion,
> a precious chosen cornerstone

I do not like the way you have separated "stone" from the three adj.
that follow. I would prefer to say "I place in Zion a stone, a select,
precious cornerstone ..."

> and the faith (that) rests upon him shall never be put to shame.

hO PISTEUWN is a substantive participle, and should be translated "The
one believing ..." Also, the combination OU MH is usually a solemn
assertion: "by no means." Thus, "The one believing on him shall by no
means be put to shame."
> verse 7
> Therefore to you the honored ones we believe,

You should check the parsing of your words before you submit your
posts. PISTEUOUSIN is not "we believe," but is a participle, in concord
with HUMIN. It is either a dative of advantage or possession. "To you
who believe." I would translate:
"Therefore, the honor is yours, you who believe, but to the unbelievers,

but (to the) unbelievers
> a stone that the builders rejected
> this has come to be the main corner(stone)

Lee R. Martin
Adjunct Faculty in Old Testament and Hebrew
Church of God School of Theology
Cleveland, TN 37311
Pastor, Prospect Church of God

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