1 Corinthians 7:9 OOPS!

Matthew Miller biblicalscribe at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 7 21:57:14 EST 2003

Sorry all! Yesterday I had technicalproblems and did not think my post made 
it through. I apologize for the repeat! Matt Miller

"Invariably exacerbating and complicated verbage consistently effects in me 
repulsion of prolific proportions."

>From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>
>Reply-To: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>
>To: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>CC: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>Subject: [b-greek] Re: 1 Corinthians 7:9
>Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 21:36:11 -0500
>At 7:58 PM -0500 1/7/03, Matthew R. Miller wrote:
> >1 Corinthians 7:9 reads: ei de ouk egkrateuontai...  Most versions insert
> >the English "cannot" in some form for "cannot practice self-control." I 
> >not see that this cannot is warranted. Why not just "If they are not
> >practicing self-control?" Does not "cannot" imply that they are not
> >capable of resisting temptation? Thanks, Matthew R. Miller, Evangelist
>Mr. Miller presented this very same question yesterday under the
>subject-header, "If They Cannot Exercise Self-Control." I presented a
>response to it then which I won't repeat since it's in the archives; others
>are certainly welcome to offer alternative answers to the question.
>Carl W. Conrad
>Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
>1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
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