From: Jason A. Hare (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 20 2001 - 17:10:28 EDT
I'm totally in agreement. If he was saying, "Everyone who does not abide
in him sins," then it would be:
PAS hO MH MENWN EN AUTWi hAMARTANEI...
MH is used to negate participial substantives.
> Mark Wilson asks:
> 1 John 3:6a
> PAS hO EN AUTWi MENWN OUC hAMARTANEI...
> "Everyone abiding in him does not sin..."
> How do we know what OUC is negating?
> My understanding is that OUC generally stands with the indicative mood and
> all othe moods usually take MH. If this is the case for the negative to
> stand with MENWN (a participle) it would needs be MH. Since hAMARTANEI is
> indicative it is best to associate the negative OUC with it in this case.
> Dale Greenlee
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