Harry Whittaker
Word Studies


Entirely, Certainly

Here the first of the meanings of pantos is closer to the right idea of wholly, utterly, by any means; eg “that I might by all means save some” (1Co 9:22). “Ye will surely (the whole lot of you) say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself” (Luk 4:23). “For sure (no doubt) this man (Paul) is a murderer” (Acts 28:4).

With the negative the idea is “certainly not” or “not at all”. Thus: “Are we (Jews) better than they (Gentiles)? No, in no wise (not at all!)” (Rom 3:9).

Eye Service

Opththalmodulos occurs only in two virtually identical passages: Eph 6:6; Col 3:22. It expresses in an eloquent polysyllable the attitude of a slave who knows his master’s eye is on him; and then, and only then, does he apply himself conscientiously.

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