[B-Greek] Col 2.6 and 7 Passive participles after Active Imperative

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Sun Nov 19 23:17:14 EST 2006


I'd take it more like continue what God has already started.  God rooted, planted, and secured i.e. put you in Christ, now continue to do so.

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Kelton Graham 
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From: Mitch Larramore <mitchlarramore at yahoo.com> 

> I am trying to understand how to take passive 
> participles (a Perfect and two Presents) that 
> immediately follow an active imperative. 
> 
> hWS OUN PARELABETE TON CRISTON...EN AUTWi PERIPATEITE, 
> ERRIZWMENOI KAI EPOIKODOMOUMENOI EN AUTWi KAI 
> BEBAIOUMENOI THi PISTEI KAQWS EDIDACQHTE.... 
> 
> The Colossians are urged to walk/live in the same way 
> they received the Christ (I suppose that would be by 
> faith). So, in what sense are these participles to be 
> understood since they are passives? Can these be 
> understood as Middles, so that they should walk by 
> faith, thereby rooting themselves, building 
> themselves, and establishing themselves in this faith. 
> The NET says this implies God's activity behind the 
> scenes. Would it not be more 'natural' to take 
> "middle/passive" form participles as middles when they 
> follow Active Imperatives? If so, do these participles 
> take on the imperative sense as well? 
> 
> Mitch Larramore 
> Sugar Land, Texas 
> 
> 
> 
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