re: heb 13:4

From: Jim West (
Date: Thu Nov 18 1999 - 12:12:46 EST


At 10:24 AM 11/18/99 -0600, you wrote:
>The first clause of this verse is usually translate as a jussive, "Let
>marriage be honorable in all...." Why is the preferable to translating it
>as a simple declarative by supplying a copula, "Marriage is honorable in

or better still, "marriage must be respected by everyone...".
also, see Alford's "the greek new testament" loc. cit. where he discusses
the very issue you pose.




Jim West, ThD

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