Bible Notes

"Them that are perfect" (I Cor. 2:6)—The Greek word "teleios" (perfect) can also mean "complete," as well as "full-grown, mature" (Thayer: Greek Lexicon, p. 618f.).

"But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God" (I Cor. 2:14)—The term translated "natural" is "psuchikos," that is, "of, or pertaining to, the 'psuche' " (as "the lower part of the immaterial in man"—Abbott-Smith: Greek Lexicon, p. 489); or, "Governed by the 'psuche,' i.e., the sensuous nature with its subjection to appetite and passion" (Thayer: op. cit., p. 678). Goodspeed renders: "A material man will not accept what the Spirit of God offers;" and Weymouth: "The unspiritual man rejects the teachings of the Spirit of God;" while Moffatt has: "The unspiritual man rejects these truths of the Spirit of God."

August 3, 1935

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