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New Testament Message/Bible Study Preparation Guide

Introduction
Training Video: Introduction
by Jonathan Koehn1
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       Objective: This guide will take you through resources in theWord2 for building a message/Bible study in a New Testament book.
I recommend the personal commentary editor for building your message/Bible study but you are free to use what you like.
Here is a quote as you begin to use this preparation guide in regards to Greek:

Kenneth S. Wuest –
  The reliable English versions give the meaning of the Greek in a translation which is held down to the fewest possible words which will best convey to the reader the thought of the original. However, no translation is able to bring out all that is in the Greek. There are delicate shades of meaning, vivid word pictures, language idioms, that no standard version can handle. [. . .]
  Then again, some English words have changed their meaning, and we must substitute a word in use today that will better express the meaning of the Greek word. Finally we have come in these latter years to a better knowledge of the Greek language, and therefore in some instances can offer a clearer translation.
   But we must not let these facts disturb our confidence in and dependence upon our reliable translations. We are concerned here with minor details, not with the great outstanding eternal doctrines and facts in God’s Word. Most men have been saved and have grown in grace through faith in the Word in its translated form. The Holy Spirit owns and quickens the translated Word, and has done so from the beginning. Therefore, as we seek to bring out from the Greek text aspects of truth that the translations do not handle, let us thank God for these translations which He has given us, and receive with gratefulness any added light which the labors of Bible students have been able to gather from the original text.3

With this quote in mind you will see Greek and English compared throughout this preparation guide.
 
 FOOTNOTES

1 Jonathan Koehn is a husband to Bethany, dad to four wonderful children and missionary pastor serving the Lord in Parachute, Colorado at the Spanish church plant Casa de la Biblia. He is presently working on his MDIV through the seminary Tyndale.edu. He works as part of the team of theWordBooks LLC and counts it a unique privilege to work alongside the various dear brothers who are involved in theWord Bible Software.

2 There are a few outside resources.

3 Wuest, Kenneth S. Word Studies in the Greek New Testament, Volume IV (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan: 1966)

Getting theWord Ready

Training Video: Introduction
To take full advantage of this Preparation Guide I  recommend using theWord’s built in editor. Go to File >  New User Module. . . > Commentary (Note make sure to give it an Abbreviation, Title, and Description.) If you need more help on this please see the general helps in the Introduction.
 
Once your new module is up right click the topics area of the new commentary module and type in the Book of the Bible, chapter, and verses (you will be covering). For the purposes of this preparation guide you will type in 2 John 1:7-11 then press Enter then press OK. If you are unsure of your passage wait until after Book Divisions to do the specific passage. Instead for now do something like the Book of the Bible 1:1 so 2 John 1:1 and just work on your message/Bible study in this topic. You can always add more topics later on to your new commentary.

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Phrasing
Basically in this you will divide the passage into phrases which will help you understand the overall structure of the passage. There are several books that teach in-depth on phrasing such as Greek for the Rest of Us by William Mounce (2003) which has a good chapter on it. The best way to understand phrasing is to see it illustrated.
2 John 1:7 (NET2)
This step is done in English if you are not comfortable with Greek. However, it is best to do this in Greek but if English is what you are phrasing in here goes.
For many deceivers have gone out into the world, people who do not confess Jesus as Christ coming in the flesh. This person is the deceiver and the antichrist! 
 
You divide the English text out into phrases.
The Increase or Decrease Indent tools in theWord are nice for keeping things aligned.
I will label each phrase according to its grammar. Please note the grammar statements are general. Please consult a Greek grammar for more information. English grammars can help but note, Greek grammar is the base not English.
 
For (For sub-conjunction)
many deceivers (nominative phrase – usually the subject: many adjective , deceivers adjective)
have gone out (have gone out verb phrase – usually the most important element in the Greek sentence: indicative)
into the world, (accusative phrase – usually the direct object of the sentence: into preposition, the article, world noun)
people who not confess (nominative phrase – usually the subject, who nominative article , not negative particle modifying people confess nominative participle that is acting as an adjective of who)
Jesus as Christ coming  (accusative phrase – usually the direct object of the sentence: Jesus accusative noun, Christ accusative noun the nouns are being modified by as coming the accusative adjective participle)
in the flesh. (dative phrase – usually the indirect object of the sentence: in preposition, flesh noun) 
This person  (nominative phrase – usually the subject: This person demonstrative)
is (is verb phrase – usually the most important element in the Greek sentence: indicative)
the deceiver (nominative phrase – usually the subject: the article, deceiver adjective modifying the article)
and the antichrist! (and conjunction, nominative phrase – usually the subject: the article modifying the following noun, antichrist noun)

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Greek Word Study

The Greek verbs εἰσῆλθον / ἐξῆλθον(a variant) and ἐστιν are important as you study the passage.

Byz2005 

εἰσῆλθον “are entered” KJV comes from the lemma εἰσέρχομαι – AMGL “to go in or into, enter” . . .

SBLGNT (variant)

ἐξῆλθον  “have gone out” NET2 comes from the lemma ἐξέρχομαι – AMGL “to go, or come out of” . . .

Byz2005/SBLGNT

ἐστιν “is” KJV/NET2 comes from the lemma εἰμί VGNTS “‘to be,’ ‘to exist,’ ‘to happen,’ ‘to be present'” . . . (This context indicates “to be” that is the identity.)

The word πλάνοι, and πλάνος are both from the lemma πλάνος

Byz2005/SBLGNT πλάνος “deceivers, deceiver” KJV/NET2 – lemma in BDAG “in our lit. only in the transf. sense.:pert. to causing someone to be mistaken” . . .

“a as adj., leading astray, deceitful”
“b as subst. ὁ πλάνος deceiver, impostor”
 
Based off these word studies and reading your English translations you know that, many someones that cause others to go astray (deceivers) entered/went out into the world and their identity is the deceiver and the antichrist.

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English/Strong Bible Search
You are going to search for these words as well as some Strong’s numbers of these words. Which will require a Bible with Strong’s numbers. You will also be using the “Bible search view.”
The verbs “are entered (G1525)”/”have gone out (G1831)” and is are important as you study the passage.

KJV 

“are entered” is found 2x in books written by John not counting Revelation; 1x in John and 1x in 2 John.

To search for this word place/type are entered directly in the “Bible search view” and search through the KJV Bible. For more help.

However, its Strong G1525 is found 16x in books written by John not counting Revelation; 15x in John and 1x in 2 John. These may be helpful passage in learning the meaning of this word. (Note: The Strong is found in 186 verses in the New Testament.

To search for this word right click on entered in the Bible view and click Find “Strong: G1525” KJV or place G1525 directly in the “Bible search view” and search through the KJV Bible. For more help.

NET2 (variant)

“have gone out”  is found 2x in books written by John not counting Revelation; 1x in 2 John and 1x in 3 John

To search for this word place/type have gone out directly in the “Bible search view” and search through the NET2 Bible. For more help.

However, its Strong G1831 is found 33x in books written by John not counting Revelation; 29x in John, 2x in 1John, 1x in 2 John, and 1x in 3 John. These may be helpful passage in learning the meaning of this phrase. (Note: The Strong number is found in 210 verses in the New Testament.)

To search for this word right click on gone or out in the Bible view and click Find “Strong: G1831” KJV or place/type G1831 directly in the “Bible search view” and search through the NET2 Bible. For more help.

KJV/NET2

“is” G2076/G1510 is an important word but due to its vast amount of entries in the New Testament we are not going to do an in-depth study here. Its KJV Strong G2076 is found in 811 verses in the New Testament. Its NET2 Strong G1510  is found in 1938 verses in the New Testament.

This should get you started working with the Bible search view. You may try combining this with the verse list where you can then copy in the search verses and change it to another translation maybe one without Strong’s numbers. For more help.

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Finalizing
Training Video: Finalizing
Here you go through and put some finishing touches on the message/Bible study.

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