Re: 1 Peter 2:19

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Thu Sep 10 1998 - 13:27:25 EDT

At 02:45 PM 9/10/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi All:
>I have a NT that translates 1 Pet. 2:19 as follows: "For this is grace,

Our old friend Rudolf Knopf says- "'caris' ist hier nicht die Gnade, das
Wohlgeffalen der menschen, der Herren... sondern es ist die goettliche Gnade
und das goettliche Wohlgefallen, das beweist deutlich die Wiederaufnahme des

>if anyone, because of a consciousness of God, bears sorrows by suffering
>unjustly." Other translations have "...this is thankworthy," or "this is
>commendable." Is there any justification for "this is grace"? Many

I think, in my own little very humble and suppressed opinion, that the
reading is quite justified- so long as it is understood that 'caris' makes
reference to the unmerited goodness of God.

>Best in Christ,
>Theodore "Ted" H. Mann


Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology

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