That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: (KJV)
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. (NIV)
ἵνα ὁ θεὸς τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ πατὴρ τῆς δόξης, δώῃ ὑμῖν πνεῦμα σοφίας καὶ ἀποκαλύψεως ἐν ἐπιγνώσει αὐτοῦ, (NA 28)
An attempt at disambiguation of the first half of the verse:
It appears that this passage refers to two entities, A & B:
- A is the God of B, A is the Father of glory
- B is our Lord
- Is the disambiguation of this passage correct? (If not, please suggest corrections)
- Are the KJV & NIV punctuated correctly, indicating that God the Father is the Father of glory?
- What is meant by "the God of our Lord" (and why not "the God of us all"?), and does this provide any insight into Paul's Christology?