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Title: A Comparative Study of the Translation of Pl…Rousthe En Pneumati in Some Ghanaian Mother-Tongue Translations of the Ephesians 5:18
Authors: Kuwornu-Adjaottor, J. E. T.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: WAATI Papers
Citation: WAATI Papers No.8, Vol. II, 2014:86-99
Abstract: Paul links the concept of the Spirit given to indwell believers with living the Christian life. The Spirit is not only the power of God convincing believers of the truth of the Gospel, and promoting its preaching, but the Spirit is the power of new creation to those who have come to faith in Christ. The believer is expected to rely on the Spirit for strength to live the Christian life. A study of the translation of pl…rousthe en pneumati (Eph.5:18) - which is about how believers can derive strength from the Spirit - in eighteen (18) Ghanaian mother-tongue translations reveals that pl…rousthe en pneumati has been translated in two different ways. Eleven (11) translations render pl…rousthe en pneumati as “be filled with the Spirit”; and seven (7) as “allow the Spirit to fill you”. The writer is of the view that the seven (7) translations that have “allow the Spirit to fill you” make the text more meaningful and pragmatic to the reader because it brings out the passive nature of the imperative pl…rousthe which has not been translated by the other eleven translations. The translation of the pl…rousthe as imperative passive as the Greek text indicates means that, the Holy Spirit does not force himself when he wants to fill the believer. He fills the believer when the latter allows him to do so.
Description: Article published in WAATI Papers
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7237
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