translator robs words of beauty

Today we are looking at one of the most admirable words in the Bible that has been rendered almost meaningless and its adeptness stripped by the translators. Let’s activate by captivating a attending at Heb. 13:22.

I beseech you, brethren, suffer the chat of exhortation, (Heb. 13:22) the acceptation of the chat translated exhortation as set forth here in Hebrews is the Greek chat paraklesis.

This chat paraklesis is used twenty nine times in the Bible and is translated consolation fourteen times, exhortation eight times, comfort six times and entreaty one age. This will accord you a flavor of how the chat is used in the Baron James Version it is the writers contention that exhortation may be a bad off translation of the chat and that comfort or comforter is the proper translation of paraklesis .

Paraklesis is defined by the dual suggestion that that which comforts, comforts from two altered positions. Accede the paraklete or the Holy Spirit (John 14:26) and again accede the Apostle parakletos (I Jo 1:2) here we accept the dual attributes of the paraklesis one as Comforter the other as Christ the legal defense of the Follower.

We should attending at Luke 2:25 “And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose agname [was] Simeon; and the selfsame man [was] aloof and devout, waiting for the consolation paraklesis of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.” This is where we beam that exhortation as a synonym of comfort as a acceptation for paraklesis simply cannot assignment.

Matt. 8:5 “And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,” parakleo this is added understandable a statement of the chat than exhort. Attending at one added 2 Cor. 1:4 “Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any agitation, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of Absolute being.” Parakleo, parakleo, paraklesis and parakleo, used respectively of the chat comfort in the verse. Any more substitute exhort and the verse makes no sense.

The phrase “we ourselves are comforted” takes on an absorbing acceptation as of the tight of the verb. It is in the ad hoc tight but in the passive articulation which represents the subject as being the recipient of the action or the comfort. The phrase is again in the indicative humour which is a child’s play statement of actuality; it says it happened accordingly we are comforted. The Chat of Absolute being is admirable.

2 Tim. 4:2 “Preach the chat; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and creed.” Here exhort paraklaeo cannot be translated correctly and must be rendered beseech or comfort. The selfsame applies to 1 Tim. 2:6 advise and exhort.

In paraklesis or parakleo we accept accordingly a chat which can easily be robbed of its adorableness and adeptness by the application of an imaginative mechanical rule. Its etymology reveals that it means, “to call to one’s side”; its usage shows that according to the context, it means either; to entreat as in “I beseech”, admonish as in “I exhort” and consolation as in “I comfort” and that in each shade of acceptation, the other aspects are ad hoc. The beseeching will not be so affable as to be anemic, the admonition will not be so pungent as to be repugnant, and the consolation will not be without comfort.

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Originall posted June 11, 2012