Re: John 6:29

From: Jim West (jwest@Highland.Net)
Date: Sun Oct 10 1999 - 20:43:25 EDT

At 06:15 PM 10/10/99 -0500, you wrote:

>So, I thought that the present often refers to a continual state or
>activity rather than one time occurances.

Ok- i see what you mean. Yes, I agree.

>With that in mind, what do you think of this approach to John 6:29: The
>work of God is this: to keep on believing in the one he sent...OR to
>believe in the one he sent (with an ongoing belief in mind). Rather than
>the simple subjunctive force.

Thats perfectly fine so far as I am concerned.

>How about translating this verse: that you may keep believing......??

I have no problem with that either- so long as you understand that it is a
subjunctive and not an indicative verb.


Jim West, ThD
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