Re: Matt 19:9

From: Steve Long (
Date: Mon Oct 04 1999 - 11:56:24 EDT

> The Jerusalem Bible renders this verse:
> Now I say this to you: the man who divorces his wife-- I am not speaking of
> fornication -- and marries another, is guilty of adultery.
> >>

I'm not sure I like this rendering, it seems to remove the force of EPI.
When I read MH EPI PORNEIA, EPI indicates to me an instance of PORNEIA,
rather than the entire subject. 'Not upon (the instance of) fornication.
The adverbial phrase limits the preceding phrase, excluding it from the
discussion at hand. But maybe some big Greeks have a better handle on the
force of EPI as used here.


Steve Long
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