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2 Corinthians 1:22

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1:22 who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a down payment. 1 

2 Corinthians 5:5

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5:5 Now the one who prepared us for this very purpose 2  is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment. 3 

1 tn Or “first installment,” “pledge,” “deposit.”

sn Down payment. The Greek word ἀρραβών (arrabwn) denotes the first payment or first installment of money or goods which serves as a guarantee or pledge for the completion of the transaction. In the NT the term is used only figuratively of the Holy Spirit as the down payment of the blessings promised by God (it occurs later in 2 Cor 5:5, and also in Eph 1:14). In the “already – not yet” scheme of the NT the possession of the Spirit now by believers (“already”) can be viewed as a guarantee that God will give them the balance of the promised blessings in the future (“not yet”).

2 tn Grk “for this very thing.”

3 tn Or “first installment,” “pledge,” “deposit” (see the note on the phrase “down payment” in 1:22).



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