[B-Greek] Translating Hebrews 13:4

Daniel Buck bucksburg at yahoo.com
Fri May 8 13:48:16 EDT 2009

"timios o gamos en pasin kai h koith amiantos pornous de/gar kai moicous krinei o qeos" 

My question is why some translations give the indicative (marriage is honorable in all) and some the imperative (Let marriage be honorable in all). Is it required by the textual reading 'gar' (because), or would it be also possible to translate it as, 'Marriage is honorable in all, because God will judge fornicators and adulterers'?

Daniel Buck


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