New Testament & Psalms 2019

1 John 2:20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One

1 John 2:20 Old John Gill

But ye have an unction from the Holy One,…. Meaning the Spirit, and his graces, with which Christ, the head, is anointed without measure, and his members in measure; from whence he is called Christ, and they Christians. These were really the Lord’s anointed ones; they were true believers; were the wise virgins who had oil in their vessels with their lamps, which would never go out. The grace of the Spirit is called a chrism, or an ointment, or an anointing, in allusion to the anointing oil under the law; See Gill on Mat 25:3; of which anointing oil the Jews say (h), that it continues all of it, לבוא לעתיד, “to time to come”, (i.e. to the times of the Messiah,) as it is said, Exo 30:31. Now this these saints had, “from the Holy One”; or that Holy One; meaning, not the Holy Spirit of God, though it is true that this anointing, or these graces, were from him; he is the author of them, and may truly be said to anoint with them; nor the Father, who is holy in his nature, and in his works, and is the God of all grace, and is said to anoint the saints too, 2Co 1:21, but rather the Lord Jesus Christ, who is holy, both as God and man, and from whose fulness all grace is had. This oil, or ointment, was first poured on him without measure, and from him it descends to all the members of his mystical body, as the ointment poured on Aaron’s head descended to his beard, and to the skirts of his garments; see 1Jn 2:27;

G5545

χρίσμα

chrisma

Thayer Definition:

1) anything smeared on, unguent, ointment, usually prepared by the Hebrews from oil and aromatic herbs. Anointing was the inaugural ceremony for priests

Part of Speech: noun neuter

A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from G5548

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