[B-Greek] He vs. It

Jeffrey B. Gibson jgibson000 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 17 18:05:07 EDT 2007



Seth wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Good day to you all. I hope the Lord is blessing each of you in your own
> respective lives. If you have the opportunity, I would enjoy some input on
> the following text that was posited as a translation exercise from my koine
> workbook. It reads as follows.
>
> Workbook Text:
> EGO POIW TO ERGOU TOU AGGELOU AUTOS DE EXEI THN DOXAN TOU QEOU.
>
> Workbook Suggested Translation:
> I do the work of the angel, and *he* [editing mine] has the glory of God.
>
> My question is about how we know what the word AUTOS is referring to. Is it
> possible to translate the sentence "I do the work of the angel, and it
> [referring to the work] has the glory of God?"

Ask yourself what gender ERGON is and then ask yourself what gender AUTOS is.
You should have your answer after that.

Jeffrey
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