who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.
who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us everything he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. This is just one more reason for us to praise our glorious God.
This signet from God is the first installment on what's coming, a reminder that we'll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.
Which is the first-fruit of our heritage, till God gets back that which is his, to the praise of his glory.
this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.
who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
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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 is used also in 2 Cor 1:22 and 5:5). 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 “the possession.”