Re: "I will" build my church
On Thu, 25 Aug 1994 06:58:48 +0700 you said:
>Can anyone tell me the tense of I will, in this passage?
>Could someone pls break this down for me.
>I believe that this is meant as I have been, will be and
>I am right now building my church.
OIKODOMHSW here is a simple future indicative active 1 sg; you might stretch
it to mean "I shall get built" or "I shall go on building" but it really
refers to FUTURE building, not building going on at the time of speaking
(at least so far as normal Greek tense usage is concerned).
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