Matthew 5:48

From: David A Bielby (
Date: Sat Feb 12 2000 - 22:52:52 EST

Matthew 5:48..."ESESQE OUN hUMEIS TELEIOI..."

I'm wondering what the arguments are to translate ESESQE as an IMPERATIVE
instead of as Future Indicative. I noticed the NIV/NAS and NKJ all
handle this differently.

Also, is there any serious merit to interpreting TELEIOI as complete
rather than as perfect morally?

Thanks for input.


David Bielby
the Vineyard
'a contemporary church'
Bloomington/Normal, Illinois USA Phone: 309-827-8292

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