Ephesians 1:17

The Father of glory (o pathr th doxh). The God characterized by glory (the Shekinah, Hebrews 9:5 ) as in Acts 7:2 ; 1 Corinthians 2:8 ; 2 Corinthians 1:3 ; James 2:1 . That--may give (ina--dwih). In Colossians 1:9 ina is preceded by aitoumenoi, but here the sub-final use depends on the general idea asking in the sentence. The form dwih is a late Koin optative (second aorist active) for the usual doih. It occurs also in 2 Thessalonians 3:16 ; Romans 15:5 ; 2 Timothy 1:16 2 Timothy 1:18 in the text of Westcott and Hort. Here B 63 read dwi (like John 15:16 ) second aorist active subjunctive, the form naturally looked for after a primary tense (pauomai). This use of the volitive optative with ina after a primary tense is rare, but not unknown in ancient Greek. A spirit of wisdom and revelation (pneuma sopia kai apokalupsew). The Revised Version does not refer this use of pneuma to the Holy Spirit (cf. Galatians 6:1 ; Romans 8:15 ), but it is open to question if it is possible to obtain this wisdom and revelation apart from the Holy Spirit. In the knowledge of him (en epignwsei autou). In the full knowledge of Christ as in Colossians.