To look (wait) for assiduously (marked by careful unremitting attention) and patiently. 6:21; 2 Cor. In the parable of the 10 virgins, Jesus was instructing His followers to be ready at all times to meet the bridegroom, whose coming represented Christ's any-moment return to this earth. In 1 Corinthians one aspect of love is that it "bears all things." Just as the Old Testament is saturated with prophecies concerning Christ’s first advent, so both testaments are filled with references to the second coming of Christ. 1:10; 2 Tim. Spurgeon explains that "It covers them sometimes by not seeing them; for, where there is much love, we are blind to many faults which, otherwise, we might see; we do not exercise the sharpness of criticism which malice would be sure to exercise. The end is used here in chapter 4 by Peter in a similar way to refer to the end of this present church age which will be brought about by the return of Christ in glory. It describes the attitude saints should have as anticipating, waiting with watchfulness, being in expectation. 11:15; Phil. The third year as the other ducks quacked their call to go south, he never even looked up as they flew over. Our motivation is accelerated because we know that the Lord may come. Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer. Notice three ways that the promise of His coming should impact us. Later in that same epistle, Paul expressed his own hope that he might be alive at the Lord’s return: “For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep” (1Th 4:15-note). Slaves had no home of their own to which to go. 3:23-26; cf. Philoxenos is used 3 times in the NT (no uses in the Septuagint), in this verse and in…. It stabilizes believers in the face of disturbing events. It means to give practical help to anyone who is in need (friend or stranger, believer or unbeliever) Hospitality was a highly valued Greek and Jewish virtue. 3:24). We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is” (1John 2:28; 3:2). (Why?, etc) In the context of the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ, leads Peter to issue some definitive commands. We all have things we are concerned about to one degree or another. 10:4, Christ is described as “the end of the Law unto righteousness to everyone that believeth”; this is best explained by Gal. Mt 24:13 could be either the end of one's life or the end of the age which ever comes first. Sonntag nach Trinitatis. THEREFORE BE OF SOUND JUDGMENT: oun sophronesate (2PAAM) oun: Therefore (oun) is a term of conclusion which should prompt a pause and ponder the text asking what is being concluded? 2 - Sermon, 1 Peter 4:10-11 The Christian's Duty in a Hostile World, Pt 3 - Sermon, Exalting Jesus in 1 & 2 Thessalonians Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary. Will He find us watching there?--Crosby, Tony Garland writes that Imminence is “The quality or condition of being about to occur.” In Scripture, the coming of Jesus Christ is portrayed as an imminent event. 2:16, said of divine wrath upon the Jews, referring to the prophecy of Deut. That Jesus will come in the fullness of glory To “let your mind be alert and be spiritually sober” means to be aware of the fact that Christ will return (note Acts 1:10-11). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ’s body.] Courtesy without love is a cold thing. 1 Peter 4:7, ESV: "The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers." Hallelujah! 4:5; Job 15:27; 21:26; 22:11; 23:17; 36:30, 32; Ps. "Of course not," replied the great preacher, "it's in there to stay!" It is their duty also to love, watch, wait for, and hasten unto the coming of their Lord.––Luke 12:35, 37; 1Co 1:7, 8 1Th 1:9, 10-1Th 1:9; 10; 2Ti 4:8-note 2Pe 3:12-note; Re 22:20-note. There is tremendous power in prayer yet we neglect it because it requires work. Quite suddenly—it may be as I tread the busy street, In Revelation telos occurs twice in the formula "the Beginning and the End" as a title for deity (Rev 21:6; 22:13). (Merriam-Webster). Dwight Edwards writes that "The first century church was gripped by the reality that Christ could invade their timetable at any second. Even our world will have its ending in the plan of God. Apekdechomai (553) means waiting in great anticipation but with patience (compare our English expression "wait it out"). Since he may come any day, it is well to be ready every day. It is a great thing to have a door from which the stranger and the one in trouble know that they will never be turned away) The writer to the Hebrews says that those who have given hospitality to strangers have sometimes, all unaware, entertained the angels of God. They prefer their own friends who share their lifestyle. See 1 Peter 4:10 (printed below), Just as each one has received a spiritual gift, so use it, ministering to each other as good stewards the manifold grace of God. Before our Lord left this earth He said, "I will return … (Acts 15:16), and return He will. For every biblical reference to Jesus’ first coming there are eight that point to His return. 2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. 3:13; 1 Pet. It is much easier to be patient with our own children than with the children of strangers. 4:1, 8; Heb. We should respect our employers (1 Peter 2:18-21). '", Luke 21:9 "When you hear of wars and disturbances, do not be terrified; for these things must take place first, but the end does not follow immediately. Later the idea was changed slightly, so that the thing brought to God was a prayer. Der gefällte Baumstamm treibt in einem Gewässer ziellos dahin, wohin ihn Wind und Strömung gerade treiben. Many passages which teach the imminency of events utilize phrases such as “soon,” “quickly,” and “is near.” These events are described from the perspective of God Who “declares the end from the beginning” (Is 46:10). Elsewhere telos refers to a “tribute” (offering) to the Lord (Numbers 31:28,37,38ff.). (Amplified Bible - Lockman), Phillips: Be hospitable to each other without secretly wishing you hadn't got to be! Love is that beautiful virtue that throws a cloak of silence over what is displeasing in another person. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray." Unless we are sober in mind (not drunk on the sensual intoxicants of this present world system) true vigilance or watchfulness is impossible. Psalm 85:2 Thou didst forgive the iniquity of Thy people; Thou didst cover all their sin. The second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Word of God has an appeal to our sense of urgency. Isaiah 60:2 "For behold, darkness will cover the earth, And deep darkness the peoples; But the LORD will rise upon you, And His glory will appear upon you. Accordingly "Christ is the end (consummation or telos) of the Law" (Ro 10:4), for Christ brought all the components of the OT to their complete fulfillment by His perfect life and death, and yet the law was not terminated (e.g., it is written on the hearts of believers (Heb 8:10+, Heb 10:16+) and God's Spirit still uses the Law to bring souls to Christ Who is the consummation of the Law! The idea then is to be calm and collected in spirit, circumspect, self-controlled, well-balanced, clear headed. The end will be marked by the consummation of God’s plans. I love Archbishop Richard Trench's (1807-1886) description of imminency "The Second Advent is possible any day, impossible no day. The Christian who is always on a tear, whose mind is crowded with fears and worries, who is never at rest in his heart, does not do much praying. 19:13; 1 Ki. Furthermore, it means being aware of the fact that Christ’s return will be of monumental and eternal consequence (note Matthew 25:31-33). • All believers would give an account of their lives to God. (4:7) "Is near" (NIV, NRSV), "at hand" (KJV) is the Greek verb engizō, to draw near in a temporal sense, draw near, come near, approach." 6:11; Rev. It pictures one "stretching out" to love others! See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end. A natural reading of the New Testament yields the truth that to the early church Jesus’ coming was imminent; that is, that it could happen at any time. The NT transforms the classical stiffness into the warmth of genuine conversation. The promise of Jesus’ coming then is a reason to be hopeful and a call to be fruitful… Without question the Bible teaches that Jesus is coming again. 3:8… .eis telos, lit., “unto (the) end,” signifies “continual,” in Luke 18:5, of the importunate widow’s applications to the unrighteous judge; see also Matt. Romans 5:8). Another aspect of the word was perfection or completion of a process, such as the maturity of a person, or the fulfillment of an obligation, or the consummation of a marriage. Philip E. Hughes rightly says, “The time is near, that is to say, the time of fulfillment is imminent. NA26); 5. tax, revenue, duty (Mt 17:25); 6. to telos, finally; 7. eis telos, completely (1Th 2:16) (Semantic Domains), Vine - telos (5056) signifies (a) “the limit,” either at which a person or thing ceases to be what he or it was up to that point, or at which previous activities were ceased, 2Cor. The New Testament Christians were not only ready, they were expectant, hilariously anticipating the Lord's return. Here is the culmination: Christ turns over the restored world to God His Father, who sent Him to recover it. It referred to achievement of one's ends, or carrying a plan to its conclusion or end. 1 Peter: Trials, Holy Living & The Lord's Coming Click chart to enlarge Chart from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Chart from Charles Swindoll - click chart on right side. Christianity is the religion of the open hand, the open heart, and the open door. (Barnes' Notes on the Bible). 3, Page 1-453). 1 Peter 3:8-note To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; Comment - In Greek, this is the phrase to telos, which lets us know that he is coming to the final conclusion of what he has been saying to husbands and wives. 24:6-25:46). The shut door is the door of selfishness; the open door is the door of Christian welcome and Christian love. Wuest writes that the picture of ektenes is "of a love that is extended to reach the one loved. How can Peter say the end of all things is at hand, and yet 2,000 years later the kingdom of God still has not come to the earth? And the time remaining should be spent in earnest prayer that we not be made drunk and hard by the cares and pleasures of this world." Selah. Hospitable is from Medieval Latin hospitāre = to receive as a guest which in turn is from Latin hospes = guest. 1 Corinthians 10:11 Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come. This word emphasizes that the one showing hospitality needs to stand firm in the true grace of God to carry out what could turn out to be an exasperating chore that might result in grumbling. This means that Jesus can come at any moment: there is no event which must transpire before He comes. His son Ham saw his father’s shame and told the matter to the family. More than 100 cars lined up along Route 12 a couple of hours before one gas station opened. In fact, the carefree person is most likely covering up a host of cares by his or her carefree demeanor. Predigt 1. When life is comfortable it is easy to disregard who we are and where we are destined to be. Romans 12:3-note For through the grace given to me I say to every man among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. O Lord Jesus, how long, how long That word had evidently become a familiar byword, expressing believers’ longing for Christ’s imminent return. A T Robertson says "Self-conceit is here treated as a species of insanity". Love (26)(agape) is unconditional, sacrificial love and Biblically refers to a love that God is (1Jn 4:8,16), that God shows (Jn 3:16, 1Jn 4:9) and that God enables in His children (see note on fruit of the Spirit - Gal 5:22-note). For this they were to be commended. (The Complete Biblical Library Greek-English Dictionary), Telos is commonly used for the end of this life (Mt 10:22; Lk 18:5; 1Co 1:8; Php 3:19; Heb 3:14; 6:11; 7:3; Rev 2:26) or for events related to the end times (Mt 24:6,13,14; Mk 13:7,13; Lk 1:33; 21:9; 1Co 10:11; 15:24; 2Co 11:15; 1Pe 4:7,17). 1.Petrus 4 Gute Nachricht Bibel Ein neues Leben 1 Christus also hat gelitten, und zwar körperlich. (Erwin W. Lutzer) (Ed note: Beloved, are you as convicted as I am? Luke 23:30 "Then they will begin to say to the mountains, 'Fall on us,' and to the hills, 'Cover us.'. See discussion of Purpose of the Law). 3:13, “on the end” (RV); heos telous, “unto the end,” 1 Cor. Thus this is a clear indicator that they possess God's Spirit. A wild man became the docile, quiet, self-possessed individual whom the people were viewing with a critical eye. Grudem - Where love abounds in a fellowship of Christians, many small offences, and even some large ones, are readily overlooked and forgotten. The word telos speaks of the total control and perfect purposes of God in our lives, our families, our church, and our world. Gen 46:4; Lev 27:23; Num 17:13; 31:28, 37ff; Deut 31:24, 30; Josh 3:16; 8:24; 10:13, 20; Judg 11:39; 2 Sam 15:7; 24:8; 2 Kgs 8:3; 18:10; 19:23; 1 Chr 28:9; 29:19; 2 Chr 12:12; 18:2; 31:1; Neh 13:6; Esth 3:13; 10:1; Job 6:9; 14:20; 20:7, 28; 23:3, 7; Ps 4:1; 5:1; 6:1; 8:1; 9:1, 6, 18; 10:11; 11:1; 12:1; 13:1; 14:1; 16:11; 18:1, 35; 19:1; 20:1; 21:1; 22:1; 30:1; 31:1; 36:1; 38:6; 39:1; 40:1; 41:1; 42:1; 44:1, 23; 45:1; 46:1; 47:1; 49:1, 8; 51:1; 52:1, 5; 53:1; 54:1; 55:1; 56:1; 57:1; 58:1; 59:1; 60:1; 61:1; 62:1; 64:1; 65:1; 66:1; 67:1; 68:1, 16; 69:1; 70:1; 74:1, 3, 10f, 19; 75:1; 76:1; 77:1, 8; 79:5; 80:1; 81:1; 84:1; 85:1; 88:1; 89:46; 103:9; 109:1; 139:1; 140:1; Eccl 3:11; 7:2; 12:13; Isa 19:15; 62:6; Ezek 15:4f; 20:40; 22:30; 36:10; Dan 1:15, 18; 2:34; 3:19; 4:34; 6:26; 7:26; 9:25f; 11:13; Amos 9:8; Hab 1:4; Gilbrant on telos in the Septuagint - "The complexity of telos is further accented by its occurrences in the Septuagint which uses it in place of 7 Hebrew terms as well as 12 cognate forms within those 7. Peter informs the church that “the end of all things is near.” Yet, as we all know, nearly 2000 years have passed since these words were written by the apostle. Awaiting eagerly and expectantly for some future event and so to look forward eagerly. 1 Peter 5:7(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Romans 13:7-note Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. All human kingdoms have an end, but God's kingdom knows no ending (Luke 1:33). The early church went forth with the proclamation of Christ come, living in the prospect of Christ coming by the power of Christ contemporary . Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. Liebe Brüder und Schwestern in Christus! Furthermore, the lack of a readily available Holiday Inns, Motel 6's, etc for ordinary people had the result that the quality of being ready to provide board and lodging for friends and other suitably sponsored travelers was even more highly esteemed that it is today. 30:4-11). (Westminster Press), Phillips: Above everything else be sure that you have real deep love for each other, remembering how 'love will cover a multitude of sins'. It was absolutely necessary for the expansion of the gospel and necessary for the maintenance of the fellowship within the church as well as the image of the church from without. But if I have much love to others, I may be the instrument, in the hand of God, for covering many of their sins in one or other of the senses I have mentioned. In James we read, "The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much" (Jas 5:16) the word for "avails" (ischuo) is used in Acts 19:16 to describe the man with an evil spirit who "overcame" the seven sons of Sceva and caused then to flee. It is one thing to be ready for someone to come; it is another thing eagerly to expect and await the coming of someone. Apart from the lazy believers who refused to work, the majority of the Thessalonians were serving faithfully and living expectantly. "Not tomorrow," the gardener replied, "today!". 24:7; 1 Sam. For the truth of it we have only to appeal to the experience of everyone: (a) True love to another makes us kind to his imperfections, charitable toward his faults, and often blind even to the existence of faults. (NASB: Lockman). Someone far greater than the President is coming! Where I stand to watch a skylark soar from out the swelling grain, F F Bruce - Love covers unworthy things rather than bringing them to the light and magnifying them. 2:9; 10:8; Obad. Romans 6:21-note Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? 3:10–4:7). Plato defined it as “the mastery of pleasure and desire.”, Aristotle defined it as “that power by which the pleasures of the body are used as law commands.”, Philo defined it as “a certain limiting and ordering of the desires, which eliminates those which are external and excessive, and which adorns those which are necessary with timeless and moderation.”, Pythagoras said that it was “the foundation on which the soul rests.”, Lamblichus said that “it is the safeguard of the most excellent habits in life.”, Euripides said that it was “the fairest gift of God.”, Jeremy Taylor called it “reason’s girdle and passion’s bridle.”, Trench describes sophrosune as “the condition of entire command over the passions and desires, so that they receive no further allowance than that which law and right reason admit and approve.”, Gilbert Murray wrote of sophron: “There is a way of thinking which destroys and a way which saves. Peter wants to encourage Christians who are suffering for Christ.Although Christians might suffer in this life, they will not suffer for ever.This world is not their real home. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Let us therefore lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 1:8 (KJV, only, “ending”); 21:6; 22:13. There are 74 uses of kalupto in the non-apocryphal Septuagint, Exod. finally (1Pe 3.8); (b) eis telso = with either a temporal or quantitative sense according to the context to the end (Mk 13.13), finally, at last (possibly 1Th 2.16), in full measure, fully, completely (Jn 13.1; possibly 1Th 2.16); (c) with eos, mechri, achr - to the end, to the last or fully, altogether, depending on the context. Clearly the biblical writers did not want their readers to miss this truth. Moody, 1984, 1992), As Clowney wrote "Christian living needs order as well as ardour. 1 Peter 4. - And after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand (eggizo - imminent); repent and believe in the gospel." Persecuted saints in particular would need places to stay where they could be assisted and encouraged. Paul commended the Corinthians because they were “awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1Co 1:7). What is the difference between the Rapture and the Second Coming? Be self-possessed (for believers a more accurate description would be "Spirit" possessed) under all circumstances. That through the roar of traffic, a trumpet silvery clear, In 1 Peter 4:1-11 Peter highlights three steps to live a godly life. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.a. For the gospel has for this purpose been preached even to those who are dead, that though they are judged in the flesh as men, they may live in the spirit according to the will of God. From other passages, it is clear that both are true. (Vincent, M. R. Word studies in the New Testament Vol. Years ago Dr. Hinson of Portland preached a great sermon one Sunday on the Second Coming. In the first five verses of 1 Peter chapter 5, Peter assigned the elders duties as shepherds and the young ones as the flock. This kind of love is not blind to a brother or sister's faults but sees them and accepts them. The word points to the arrival of an important person or dignitary. 1:9; (c) “a fulfillment,” Luke 22:37, KJV, “(have) an end”; (d) “the utmost degree” of an act, as of the love of Christ towards His disciples, John 13:1; (e) “the aim or purpose” of a thing, 1 Tim. Since Peter is writing in the first century, how would you explain this? Greek: philoxenoi eis allelous aneu goggusmou; Amplified: Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). According to the apostle Peter, what is the most important thing we can do to prepare for Christ’s return? 6:11 = "the full assurance of hope until the end,"). They were not to do this under compulsion or for dishonest gain, but with willingness and eagerness. (Click studies on the related words sophron and sophronismos) means literally to be of sound mind. The test of our commitment to the doctrine of Christ’s return is not our ability to draw charts or discern signs, but our thinking and praying. About to happen. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought.” Rather than fearing what is to come, we are to be faithful till Christ returns. 10:12.] (God in Everything at the End of the Age). 8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. But where love is lacking, every word is viewed with suspicion, every action is liable to misunderstanding, and conflicts about - to Satan’s perverse delight. Ere we shout the glad song: If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. Along the same lines telos was used to identify the power to carry out a task, or to determine the outcome of circumstances. All rights reserved). He too didn't comprehend the great span of church history we now know has transpired… Again, the most important question you must ask yourself is, Are you ready to meet Jesus Christ? The owner of the garden was away and no one knew when he might return. 10:6, 11f, 18; 26:23; Eccl. 4:6-8). Exodus 24:15 Then Moses went up to the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. We are to use our spiritual gifts in ministry to one another. This was how he made us into the people of God (1 Peter 2:21-25). They believed that He could come back for them in their lifetime. This last meaning was in classical Greek, as it is in New Testament Greek, the predominating usage of the word. Daniel 11:13). Be self-controlled and restrained, moderate in your behavior. Imminency means that … DEVOTIONAL - Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming. 2:26 (where “even” might well have been added); mechri telous, with much the same meaning as achri telous, Heb. Let us visualize a small‑town railroad station at train time. Telos (See main definition above) - 40x in 39v - NAS Usage: continually*(1), custom(2), customs(1), end(24), ends(2), finished(1), fulfillment(1), goal(1), outcome(6), sum(1), utmost(1). Sensible and Sober – 1 Peter 4:7. The Christian is by faith one with Christ: as then Christ by death is judicially freed from sin; so the Christian who has in the person of Christ died, has no more to do with it judicially, and ought to have no … (Richards, L O: Expository Dictionary of Bible Words: Regency), Wuest picks up on this meaning translating it "by prayer whose essence is that of worship and devotion.". It was then Paul wrote his last letter. And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, "What do you think, Simon? If we really love our fellow-men, we can accept their faults, and bear with their foolishness, and even endure their unkindness. (See Notes on Revelation). ABOVE ALL KEEP FERVENT IN YOUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER : pro panton ten eis heautous agaphen ektene (be stretched or strained) echontes (PAPMPN) : "before all things in order of importance" (Wuest). Note that the core meaning stego denotes an activity or state which blocks entry from without or exit from within. She does not know a great deal about the train schedules and the only reason why she is interested in this schedule is because of him who is coming. The Greek verb bears is stego [see word study] which is derived from stege (a thatch or roof or covering of a building) and conveys the idea of covering closely, of protecting by covering and of concealing by covering. 13:12f; 16:13; 17:13; Num. Peter charged the elders to shepherd God’s flock and serve as overseers. International Critical Commentary series. Peter sums up all prophecy with these few words: The end of all things is at hand (1 Peter 4:7a). Can you say that your life is without any burdens, concerns, or worries? 13 "You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. Intro | 1 Peter 4:1-2 | 1 Peter 4:3-6 | 1 Peter 4:6 Int | 1 Peter 4:7-11 | Questions Casual Christians always become casualties. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts. When Jesus receives His own. (NASB: Lockman), Greek: pro panton thn eis heautous agaphen ektene echontes, (PAPMPN) hoti agaphe kaluptei (3SPAI) plethos hamarition, Amplified: Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and ydisregards the offenses of others]. Just around the corner. (1 Peter 4:7). Mark 5:15 And they came to Jesus and observed the man who had been demon-possessed sitting down, clothed and in his right mind, the very man who had had the "legion"; and they became frightened. The Greek Old Testament, the Septuagint, used the word to speak of the fulfillment of God's plan for human history. Reprinted by permission. This conviction had positive and negative impacts on their church. 2:13, 16. (Heb = tamam - to be finished, Lxx = telos); levy (telos) = Nu 31:28, 37-41; of Moses writing the law = Dt 31:24 (cf Dt 31:30) = "until they were complete" (Heb = tamam; Lxx = telos); Jdg 11:39 (cf 2Ki 8:3, 18:10) = "At the end (H = qets = end; Lxx = telos) of two months"; in numerous psalms telos used to translate "for the choir director", the English being "for the end" (Ps 4:1, etc); Da 7:26 = "his (Antichrist's) dominion will be taken away, annihilated and destroyed forever (H=soph = an end; Lxx = eos telous = "until the end"); Da 9:26 = "even to the end (H = qets = end; Lxx = telos) there will be war"; Eccl 12:13 = "The conclusion (H=soph=an end; Lxx =telos)"; Wayne Detzler on telos - is seen in such English combinations as "telegraph" (literally distance writing), "teleology" (the evidences for purpose, or an end in nature), and "telescope" (an instrument which sees faraway objects). 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