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A subject (A) in the nominative case plus οὐ δύναται plus infinitive (B) and ἀδύνατον plus a noun (A) in the accusative case plus an infinitive (B) are both correct classical Greek ways of saying "A cannot do B". There is no difference in meaning. See, for example, Smyth §2000 - §2002.
I see John revealing to us the simplicity of the fact, that it is the same Word of God which ministers to each group of persons. It is the same Word that John speaks throughout his epistles to all of the church but it is the Spirit of God that is able to minister the Word to each person at whatever stage of development they find themselves. First, he writes ...
John first indicates who this letter is written to at the start of Chapter 2: My little children (teknia), these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (1 John ...
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