The meaning of Able in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
a'-b'-l: The Greek dunamai, "to have power," may refer either to inherent strength, or to the absence of external obstacles, or to what may be allowable or permitted. The Greek ischuo, as in Luke 13:24; John 21:6, refers always to the first of the above meanings. The use of the word as an adjective in the King James Version of II Corinthians 3:6, is misleading, and has been properly changed in the Revised Version (British and American) into "sufficient as ministers," i.e. "hath fitted us to be ministers."
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