International Standard Bible Encyclopediaā´b
: The Greek δύναμαι
, "to have power," may refer either to inherent strength, or to the absence of external obstacles, or to what may be allowable or permitted. The Greek ισχύω
, as in Luke 13:24
; John 21:6
, refers always to the first of the above meanings. The use of the word as an adjective in the King James Version of 2 Corinthians 3:6
, is misleading, and has been properly changed in the Revised Version (British and American) into "sufficient as ministers," i.e. "hath fitted us to be ministers.»
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Able'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/a/able.html. 1915.