NT Greek verse(s) of the day

Εὐχαριστοῦμεν τῷ θεῷ πάντοτε περὶ πάντων ὑμῶν μνείαν ποιούμενοι ἐπὶ τῶν προσευχῶν ἡμῶν, ἀδιαλείπτως  μνημονεύοντες ὑμῶν

 τοῦ ἔργου τῆς πίστεως καὶ τοῦ κόπου τῆς ἀγάπης καὶ τῆς ὑπομονῆς τῆς ἐλπίδος τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ θεοῦ

 καὶ πατρὸς ἡμῶν, εἰδότες, ἀδελφοὶ ἠγαπημένοι ὑπὸ [τοῦ] θεοῦ, τὴν ἐκλογὴν ὑμῶν, ὅτι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον ἡμῶν οὐκ ἐγενήθη εἰς ὑμᾶς ἐν

λόγῳ μόνον ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν δυνάμει καὶ ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ καὶ [ἐν] πληροφορίᾳ πολλῇ, καθὼς οἴδατε οἷοι ἐγενήθημεν [ἐν] ὑμῖν δι᾽ ὑμᾶς.

Where is it?  What does it say?  Was it too easy?  Let me know.

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4 responses to “NT Greek verse(s) of the day

  1. At first I thought it was in Colossians but it’s 1Thessalonians 1:2-5:

    We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. (KJV)

    It was the beginning of vs. 5 that gave it away. I didn’t think it was too easy; but it was the Εὐχαριστοῦμεν and the ἐν δυνάμει καὶ ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ that gave me the biggest clues on where to look (i.e., in Paul).

  2. What a coincidence. My Greek class translated this very passage last week!

    P.S. The final “en” in square brackets is important. Is Paul saying “we came to you” or “we were among you”? Your thoughts?

    • Bro Dave, I think I side with “we were among you” showing the intimate nature of the reationship between Paul and the Thessalonians, especially give 1:7. A dative of manner perhaps?

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