[B-Greek] Romans 1:28 WFELIMOS

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Apr 18 22:12:42 EDT 2006

On Apr 18, 2006, at 3:54 PM, Ron Parker wrote:

> I have found a number of the Greek texts from the Sword project and
> others that contain the Strong's number 5656, WFELIMOS, in Romans 1:28
> after #1381 following the word EDOKIMASAN.  I cannot find support for
> this in any of the Greek texts nor Jerome's Vulgate.  I have been
> trying to determine where this comes from as it seems to influence at
> least the NIV and TNIV, which read "did not think it worthwhile".
> Can anyone tell me the origin of this showing up in these e-texts and
> translations?  (Sorry, I am currently away from any hard-copy Greek or
> Latin texts and cannot refer to them for myself.)

WFELIMOS appears only three times in 1 Tim 4:8, 2 Tim 3:16, and Titus  
3:8. You'd do best not to attempt to rely on Srong's numbers; even a  
weak pocket lexicon like the Barclay Newman one that comes with UBS27  
can probably give you more adequate information.

Carl W. Conrad
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