From: Lex Kuhta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Apr 27 1998 - 03:51:16 EDT
I'm looking for some help with Gal 5:16
PNEUMATI PERIPATEITE KAI EPIQUMIAN SARKOS OU MH TELESHTE
in/by the Spirit walk/live and the agenda of the flesh...
TELESHTE is aorist subjunctive. But how should it be translated?
A) future: you will never ever carry out.
B) imperative: do not carry out.
Option A renders the conditional imperative but seems to imply it is
possible not to sin. Option B does not imply it is possible not to sin
but moves the emphatic future negation to more of a prohibitoty or
hortative subjunctive. I've read Brooks and Winbery, as well as Wallace,
and cannot come to a resolution on how to translate this passage. I
don't want to start an argument about the possibility of sin but rather
to gather some takes on the potentialities of the syntax in this verse.
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