Translating the word "should"

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at prodigy.net
Wed May 1 09:43:26 EDT 2002


"Should"is an English gloss to give the sense of the Subjunctive mood in
Greek. Other glosses include "may" and "might."

At 12:40 AM 5/1/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>I have not been able to find the Greek word that is translated as
>"should".  I have gone through the English concordance and looked at all
>of the verses that use the word should, and then looked at the
>corresponding Greek text. I have yet to find one a word that translates as
>should.  I also have not seen any patter, i.e. a particular mood or voice
>that insinuates the word should.  Although, I did notice that INA is used
>in quite a few of the "should" verses.  Can anyone enlighten me as to
>where the translators get "should"?
>
>Jason Butler
>Student @Hope International University
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