Ephesians 4:26

Elijah Yoder elijahyoder at characterlink.net
Mon Mar 25 22:23:32 EST 2002


I have two questions on this phrase, with the second one being the 
primary one.  The answer to the seond question, however, hinges on
a person's answer to the first.

(1)  Should ORGIZESQE be taken as a command -- "Be angry!" or 
should it be taken as a permissive imperative?  It seems to me that 
grammatically it can be taken either way and that one's theology will 
determine the answer given.

(2)  If ORGIZESQE is taken as a command, is the following a 
grammatically possible interpretation:   "Be angry!  Stop this 
continuing sin (of not being angry)!"?  Does the Greek grammar and   
context allow (or support?) this interpretation?

Elijah Yoder
Harrisonville, PA
elijahyoder at characterlink.net

[MIME/HTML formatting deleted by moderator; list-members please
use ONLY plain-text ASCII formatting for messages sent to B-Greek.]

More information about the B-Greek mailing list