[B-Greek] Phil 2:17 genitive PISTEWS

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Thu Mar 2 08:08:53 EST 2006

Dear Iver,

>  > NIV talks about the sacrificial service "coming from your faith". If anyone
>>  can explain to me what that is supposed to
>>  mean, I'll be grateful.

HH: Here's the NIV:

Phil. 2:17 But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on 
the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and 
rejoice with all of you.

HH: I think the idea is that the Philippians' faith produces in them 
sacrificial living and service. If the Philippians' lives are a 
sacrifice presented to God because of their faith, Paul's own life 
may be added like a drink offering to that sacrifice if he should die 
in prison or be executed.

Harold Holmyard

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