Love is without hypocrisy--hating evil, clinging to good,
[it is] devoted with respect to brotherly love.
[It] outdoes the other with respect to honour.
Thus the particles are descriptive not imperatival in nature.
Still, I have this nagging feeling that I have missed something
simple. Perhaps someone could point out the error of my ways. .
.this solution seems too simple to be correct. :-)
Pastor, Kincardine Baptist Church
Kincardine, ON, Canada