[B-Greek] Eph. 5:15 PW=S

Steven Lo Vullo themelios at charter.net
Sun Jul 31 17:30:13 EDT 2005

On Jul 31, 2005, at 11:45 AM, George F Somsel wrote:

> On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 12:09:34 -0400 <bertdehaan at sympatico.ca> writes:
>> BLEPETE OUN AKRIBWS PWS PERIPATEITE, Watch carefully how you walk,
>> Is this a normal use for the word PWS?
>> I thought that PWS introduces a question and I would have expected
>> maybe WS here.
>> I don't have BDAG (yet) but I looked in Middel Liddell under PWS and
>> WS, but I did not find a clear example under either for this usage.
>> Thanks in advance.
>> Bert de Haan.
> ____________
> Bert,
> First, I corrected your tranlit. nun is 'N' not 'V' even though 'V' 
> looks
> like the lower case Greek nun.
> Here is the relevant section from BDAG
> ? in object clauses, after verbs of apprehension that perhaps, lest
> somehow w. aor. subj. after FOBEISQAI (Test. Zeb. 4:2; ParJer 5:5) Ac
> 27:29 v.l.; 2 Cor 11:3; 12:20a; cp. vs. 20b, where the verb (GENWNTAI) 
> is
> to be supplied. W. ind. GJs 14:1; fut. 9:2 end. After BLEPETE take care
> that
>  not somehow 1 Cor 8:9 (cp. Sir 28:26). Referring to someth. that
> has already taken place, w. perf. ind. Gal 4:11 (B-D-F §370, 1; Rob. 
> 995;
> 1169). Elliptically M. OUDE SOU FEISETAI (it is to be feared) that
> perhaps he will not spare you, either Ro 11:21. M. EPEIRASEN hUMAS hO
> tempter might really have tempted you (ind., as Gal 4:11 above), and 
> then
> our work might have been in vain 1 Th 3:5. MHTWS TOUTO PANOURGOS EDWKEN
> SOI lest some mischief-maker has given it to you GJs 2:3. M. PERIGELOS
> become a laughing-stock 9:2.

But this section deals with PWS used with MH, either MH PWS or MHPWS.

Steven Lo Vullo
Madison, WI
MAR student
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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