Re: Philippians 1:22 Which is the apodosis

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Fri Aug 27 1999 - 23:23:40 EDT

At 8:06 PM -0600 8/27/99, Carlton Winbery wrote:
>Joseph Brian Tucker wrote;
>>In Philippians 1:22, which clause functions as the apodosis to the protasis
>>with which it begins. Does it mean:
>>If to live in the flesh,
>>then this for me means fruitful labor;
>>and what I shall choose, I cannot tell.
>>If to live in the flesh this means fruitful labor for me,
>>then what shall I choose, I cannot tell.
>I would say that the main clause (apodosis) of this sentence is "this is
>fruit from labor for me." KAI . . . GNWRIZW is the second part of a
>compound sentence. I would translate it as "I cannot tell which I would
>choose." The clause introduced by TI is a relative clause, object of the

Strictly speaking, the TI clause is not so much a relative clause but an
indirect question, I think--i.e., a noun clause functioning as the object
of the verb. But I think that's what Carlton really meant.

Carl W. Conrad
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