who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a down payment. 1
set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment of everything he will give us.
By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge--a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.
And it is he who has put his stamp on us, even the Spirit, as the sign in our hearts of the coming glory.
by putting his seal on us and giving us his Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.
who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.
of the Spirit
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as a down payment.
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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”).