From: Jon R. Venema (Grammata@compuserve.com)
Date: Wed Nov 25 1998 - 13:02:35 EST
>2 Cor 4:15
...hINA hH CARIS PLEONASASA DIA TWN PLEIONWN THN EUCARISTIAN PERISSEUHi EIS
THN DOXAN TOU QEOU.
Is this a difficult construction or what?
I can sort of get it gist but can grasp it fully. What does the subject of
the verb PERISEUHi? And how does a subjunctive play into this?
So far I have:
in order that grace abound through many (a majority) something to do with
thanksgiving overflowing, to the glory of God!
If this is incredibly simple be gentle with my fragile ego, I have pored
over this for several hours and have refused the to simply accept the word
of a commentary, without trying to understand the grammar.
Rev. Paul F. Evans<
The subject of "PERISEUHi" is "CARIS" and the subjunctive relates to the
fact that verb is in a hINA clause. It may be a bit confusing at first
glance because sandwiched in betwen the subject and verb (within the hINA
clause) is the aorist nominative participle (agreement with subject) with
its (proximity?) qualifying prepositional phrase, DIA TWN PLEIONWN and its
object THN EUCARISTIAN.
Hope that helps.
Jon R. Venema
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