Aug
2017

The Greek word “doma”

Limited to Mt. 7:11Mt. 7:11
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11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

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; Lk. 11:13Lk. 11:13
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13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

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; Eph. 4:8Eph. 4:8
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8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended on high, he led captivity captive, And gave gifts unto men.

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; Phil. 4:17Phil. 4:17
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17 Not that I seek for the gift; but I seek for the fruit that increaseth to your account.

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, the Greek noun “doma” meant “gift.”  Jesus spoke about giving “gifts” to children (Mt. 7:11Mt. 7:11
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

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; Lk. 11:13Lk. 11:13
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

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) in his “argument a minori ad maius” (Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, 1:344).  More common words for “gift” are dorea and doron.