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Going Vertical

Message Series by Pastor Mike O’Connor


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Two Primary Greek words to help our understanding–

The word translated “earnestly” in the ESV, “deeply” in the NIV–
1618 ektenḗs (an adjective, derived from 1537 /ek, “wholly out” which intensifies teinō, “to stretch” which is also the root of English terms, “tension” and “tense”) – properly, stretch out, i.e. fully because completely taut; (figuratively) at maximum potential, without slack because fully extended to its necessary outcome.

The word translated “hospitality”–
NT:5382 philoxenos (fil-ox’-en-os); from NT:5384 and NT:3581; fond of guests, i.e. hospitable:
A compound word formed from the following:
NT:5384 philos (fee’-los); properly, dear, i.e. a friend; actively, fond, i.e. friendly (still as a noun, an associate, neighbor, etc.):
NT:3581 xenos (xen’-os); apparently a primary word; foreign (literally, alien, or figuratively, novel); by implication a guest or (vice-versa) entertainer:

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