James 1:14 - what happens by his own desire?

Jeff Smelser jeffsmelser at ntgreek.net
Thu Aug 16 19:08:48 EDT 2001


Jeff Smelser here -

James 1:14 - hEKASTOS DE PEIRAZETAI hUPO THS IDIAS EPIQUMIAS EXELKOMENOS KAI
DELEAZOMENOS

Usually, it is understood that one is "drawn out and enticed by his own
desire." But does anyone have any thoughts on taking the prepositional
phrase as modifying PEIRAZETAI instead?  Then it would be something like,
"But each one is tested by his own desires, being drawn out and enticed," or
"Each one, being drawn out and enticed, is tested by his own desires." Seems
the symmetry with verse 13 would be a bit stronger this way. Possible? Yes?
No?

Jeff Smelser
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