Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Rather in-depth word study of James !:4

OK,
 so This is the first of 3 studies that I hope intrigue you and send you right to the bible for further exploration.

       But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”  - Jas 1:4
Let’s start with James 1:4
“Let”: This word in the GK is #2192 Echo - to have, (hold) in the hand, in the sense of wearing, to have (hold) possession of the mind (refers to alarm, agitating emotions, etc.), to hold fast keep, to have or comprise or involve, to regard or consider or hold as.
(I presents a new dynamic I think in regards to what is being asked.)
This is copied from Strong’s exactly.
“Patience” GK 5281 Hypomone: steadfastness, constancy, endurance; in the NT the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings; patiently, and steadfastly; a patient, steadfast waiting for; a patient enduring, sustaining, perseverance.
I actually know someone that embodies this words definition.
(So so far we have to put it together: Have a possession of the mind as if you are wearing  a steadfast, constant, endurance That does not swerve from its purpose and loyalty to Christ Jesus.)
The next “have” is the same word as let. Echo. It is also a verb but used slightly differently. Because of its verb rules applied.
This time the verb is Present, active and, imperative.
These rules applied to the verb change it’s connotation ad dynamic significantly. The present being a simple statement of fact, the active being the subject (Patience) is doing the action as dictated by the requestor (God); and the imperative is an action that happens in real time as we go along.
This adds further dynamic to how patience is operating inside of each of us.
“perfect” is GK 5046 teleios: it’s and adjective. brought to its end, finished, wanting nothing necessary to (Have) completeness, perfect, that which is perfect, consummate human integrity and virtue.
Brought to it’s end, finished, wanting nothing further to be completed is the promise in
Philippians 1:6  (NKJV)
6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
“Work, that you may be…” are translated exactly for what they are.
“Perfect” (The second perfect) is the same as the first with no changes in usage.
“and Complete” GK: 3648 holokleros, this word is an adjective; complete in all its parts, in no part wanting or unsound, complete, entire, whole; of a body without blemish or defect, whether of a priest or of a victim; free from sin, faultless; complete in all respects, consummate.
The idea is related to Christs promise
Eph 5:24-25: Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.  29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.  32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Free from sin and faultless  relates to Hebrews 10:2
2Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins?
“Lacking nothing” lacking here is a verb GK:3007 leipo: to be destitute of, to lack. The verb quality and rules are present and passive. This verb happens in real time and it the subject receives the action.
“Nothing” Here is the two words. Gk:1722,3367 – En Medeis.  Meaning: In, nobody, no one, nothing.

(So so far we have to put it together:

 Having a possession of the mind as if you are wearing  a steadfast, constant, endurance That does not swerve from its purpose and loyalty to Christ Jesus, that it possess upon you it’s completion process working in you that you may be  brought to your eventual reward in the end, finished, wanting nothing necessary to (Have) completeness, perfect, that which is perfect, consummate human integrity and virtue, in no part wanting or unsound, complete, entire, whole; of a body without blemish or defect, whether of a priest or of a victim; free from sin, faultless; complete in all respects, consummate, being destitute of nothing and lacking  from no one, nobody or nothing.