1 Peter 3:24

Maurice A. O'Sullivan mauros at iol.ie
Mon Nov 22 14:12:22 EST 1999

At 01:27 22/11/99 +0800, you wrote:
>I am working on an exegesis of 1 Peter 2:18-25 and have noticed a 
>translation oddity which I cannot seem to find any explanation for in the 
>In verse 24 I have yet to find an English translation which translates TW 
>MWLWPI in the singular. Even though the word only occurs here in the NT it 
>is used a number of times in the LXX.

  [ Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament based on Semantic Domains 
Johannes P. Louw and Eugene A. Nida, Eds United Bible Societies]
actually translates " because he was wounded, you were healed'  and adds 
this note:
"MWLWY appears to be a welt or bruise caused specifically by blows or 
beating, but the context of 1 Pe 2.24 appears to be highly generic."

And BAGD straddles the issue with "by his wound (s) you have been healed ", 
whereas in 1 Cl. 16:5, TW MWLWPI is translated in the Loeb edition by 
Kirsopp Lake as "with his bruises".


Maurice A. O'Sullivan
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