[B-Greek] 1 Corinthians 7.10 question

Sam Gibby sagibby at verizon.net
Tue Jul 24 23:56:56 EDT 2007

Greetings!  This is my first email on the B-Greek list, so please forgive me
if I am doing this incorrectly.


A friend of my asked me about the correctness of modern translations of 1
Cor 7.10, specifically the second part stating the "wife should not separate
from her husband".




His question is in regards to the proper translation of the CWRISQHNAI being
aorist passive infinitive.  If this is correct, then shouldn't the proper
translation be "a wife is not to be separated from her husband"? 


I noticed in Fee's commentary on this passage, he notes that some MSS reads
the present passive because the aorist passive is much more difficult.  Can
you clear this up for my friend and me?


Sam Gibby

Regent University

MA Candidate-Biblical Studies 2008

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