Re: John 15:15 DOULOUS "As servants"

Carl W. Conrad (
Fri, 2 Aug 1996 12:52:56 -0400

At 9:17 AM -0400 8/2/96, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>The phrase "ouketi legw umas doulous" is translated "no longer do I speak
>to you
>as servants. I don't understand how this is to be parsed. Can somebody help me
>with this?

Isn't this a simple predicate accusative with LEGW? Personally, I wouldn't
translate LEGW hUMAS as "speak to you" but rather as "call you," "address
you as ..."

Carl W. Conrad
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