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JAMES 3:1

Victor M. Eskew

 

My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.

 

1.    Brethren

A.   Strong (80):  a brother

B.    Thayer:  a brother, a fellow believer, united to another by the bond of affection

C.   Vine:  male children of the same parents…all believers

 

2.    Masters

A.   Strong (1320):  an instructor (generally or specifically)      :- doctor, master, teacher

B.    Thayer:  teacher, of those in the religious assemblies of the Christians  who undertook the work of teaching

C.   Vine:  a teacher

 

3.    Knowing

A.   Strong (1492):  to see…to know

B.    Thayer:  to see…to turn the eyes, the mind, the attention to anything…to know…the force and meaning of something which has definite meaning

C.   Vine:  N/A

 

4.    Shall receive

A.   Strong (2983):  to have offered to one

B.    Thayer:  to receive (what is given)

C.   Vine:  to receive

 

5.    Greater

A.   Strong (3187):  larger

B.    Thayer:  greater, larger, older, stronger

C.   Vine:  comparative degree of “megas,” great…ASV has “the greater judgment”

 

6.    Condemnation

A.   Strong (2917):  a decision (the function or the effect, for or against [“crime”]

B.    Thayer:  judgment, condemnation of wrong, the decision (whether severe or mild) which one passes on the faults of others

C.   Vine:  a sentence pronounced, a verdict, a condemnation…”unto the pronouncement of the sentence of condemnation”