[B-Greek] 1 John 1:3

Iver Larsen iver at larsen.dk
Fri Jul 1 04:38:53 EDT 2005


> Does DE rather have sense of 'yes, indeed' here?
>
> Oun Kwon.

Yes, except that the sense "indeed" is carried more by KAI than DE.
It is helpful to include the preceding sentence:
hINA KAI hUMEIS KOINWNIAN ECHTE MEQ' hUMWN. KAI hH KOINWNIA DE hH hHMETERA
META TOU PATROS....
So that you, too, may have fellowship with us. And indeed our fellowship is
with the Father...

The DE introduces an additional thought , giving a new direction to the
previous one (not only this, but that). The sentence might also be
translated: And in addition to that (you having fellowship with us), this
fellowship of ours (inclusive) is with the Father (implying that when you
have fellowship with us, you also have fellowship with the Father...)

Iver Larsen





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