Re: [Fwd: Jn 21:15-17]

From: Paul S. Dixon (
Date: Wed Apr 22 1998 - 12:54:51 EDT

On Wed, 22 Apr 1998 11:02:54 -0500 Bill Ross <>
>Aren't there verb forms that can be either imperative or indicative?
>As "believe" in John 14:1?

Indeed there are. This is particularly true of certain forms, like the
2nd person plural of the present indicate or imperative, as in 14:1
(PISTEUETE). But, it is not the case for the 2nd person singular forms,
such as BOSKE and POIMAINE in Jn 21:15-17 which can only be imperatives.

Paul Dixon

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