Aug
2017

The Greek word “dosis”

Limited to Phil. 4:15Phil. 4:15
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 And ye yourselves also know, ye Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving but ye only;

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and Jas. 1:17Jas. 1:17
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, neither shadow that is cast by turning.

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, the Greek noun “dosis” meant “gift” or “giving.”  James used this term to describe “gifts” from God.  For Phil. 4:15Phil. 4:15
English: American Standard Version (1901) - ASV

15 And ye yourselves also know, ye Philippians, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church had fellowship with me in the matter of giving and receiving but ye only;

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Thayer (157) said:  “an account of giving and receiving” (i.e. this like debit and credit accounts).