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John 5:42-43

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5:42 but I know you, that you do not have the love of God 1  within you. 5:43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept 2  me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept 3  him.

1 tn The genitive in the phrase τὴν ἀγάπην τοῦ θεοῦ (thn agaphn tou qeou, “the love of God”) could be translated as either a subjective genitive (“God’s love”) or an objective genitive (“love for God”). Either is grammatically possible. This is possibly an instance of a plenary genitive (see ExSyn 119-21; M. Zerwick, Biblical Greek, §§36-39). If so, the emphasis would be on the love God gives which in turn produces love for him, but Jesus’ opponents are lacking any such love inside them.

2 tn Or “you do not receive.”

3 tn Or “you will receive.”



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