Hebrew 13:4

David Scherer scherer at uiuc.edu
Thu Nov 18 11:24:18 EST 1999

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

Thanks in advance,

Dave Scherer

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