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1st Peter 4:14,15
Shlama Akhay,

William Norton comments on two places where most Greek texts have quite a few extra words not contained in the Peshito-Syriac text.

(Norton's translation of the Peshitta of 1st Peter 4:14) And if ye are reproached on account of the name of the Anointed, blessed are ye; because the glorious Spirit of God rests on you.

(Norton's translation of the Greek text of 1st Peter 4:14) If ye are reproached on account of the name of the Anointed, blessed (are ye); because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
By them he is blasphemed; but by you he is glorified.

(1st Peter 4:15 - Peshitta -- William Norton) Only let no one of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as a doer of evil deeds.

(1st Peter 4:15 - Greek texts -- William Norton) For let not anyone of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or an overseer of another's (charge).

Norton wrote a footnote on these two verses.....

Neither the words, "By them he is blasphemed, but by you he is glorified," verse 14 : nor the words, "as an overseer of another's (charge) ;" verse 15 : are in any of my copies of the Peshito-Syriac text ; namely Walton's, 1653-7 ; Gutbir's, 1663 ; the Maronite, 1703 ; Schaaf's, 1717, and his readings of all previous editions ; Lee's, 1816 ; and the Nestorian of Ooroomiah, 1852. Most of the Greek copies have those words, but the testimony of the Peshito-Syriac is entirely against them.

I'm trying to understand how being an "overseer of another's (charge)" is compatible with being a murderer, thief or evil-doer. Can anybody patch this one up for me? <!-- sHuh --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/huh.gif" alt="Huh" title="Huh" /><!-- sHuh --> Does it mean being an extremely cruel steward / slave-owner while the "master of the house" is away on business or what?!?!? <!-- s:whaasup: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/whaasup.gif" alt=":whaasup:" title="Whaasup" /><!-- s:whaasup: --> <!-- s:rockedover: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/rockdover.gif" alt=":rockedover:" title="Rocked Over" /><!-- s:rockedover: -->

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