I need a good English translate for greek word "MAKARIOS".
nomre2me at home.com
Fri Sep 1 01:20:59 EDT 2000
This word requires as careful an examination as we give to semantics and doctrine, and the traditional interpretation should not be accepted merely because it is convenient. Happy, as Jim West suggested is unsuitable for the reason that happiness is a response to some stimuli, whether internal or external, and is thereby dependent on the situation one finds himself in, or the attitude one has chosen to carry. Joy, on the other hand, is a lifestyle which interprets all occurences as positive, and which in fact determines much of what takes place in the life of the joyous person. I cast my voter for MAKARIOS being translated "joyous", and instead of supplying the present indicative "they are" to its occurences in Matthew chapter 5, I append "should be".
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