Monday, July 25, 2011

In whom. . .

I've been reading in Paul's letters for my devotions for the past several weeks. Each author has their own favorite literary constructions and one of Paul's seems to be "In whom." Here is a list of Paul's "In whoms":


In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4:4)


In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (Ephesians 1:7)


In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: (Ephesians 1:11)


In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, (Ephesians 1:13)


In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: (Ephesians 2:21)


In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:22)


In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him. (Ephesians 3:12)


In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: (Colossians 1:14)


In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Colossians 2:3)


In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: (Colossians 2:11)




Here are a couple of others, where the "in whom" doesn't start the sentence, but is contained within:


How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? (Romans 10:14)


Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us; (2 Corinthians 1:10)

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