[B-Greek] Rm. 13:3b: "QELEIS..."

A. J. Birch AJB1212 at ono.com
Fri May 29 02:15:19 EDT 2009


"?? ??? ???????? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ???? ?? ????. ?????? ?? ?? ????????? ??? ????????· ?? ?????? ????? ??? ????? ??????? ?? ?????·" (Romans 13:3)


"hOI GAR ARCONTES OUK EISIN FOBOS TWi AGAQWi ERGWi ALLA TWi KAKWi. QELEIS DE MH FOBEISQAI THN EXOUSIAN· TO AGAQON POIEI, KAI hEXEIS EPAINON EX AUTHS·" (Romans 13:3)

My question is about the phrase, "QELEIS DE MH FOBEISQAI THN EXOUSIAN·": all the Bible-versions I've consulted treat this phrase as a question, but my Greek text punctuates it as a statement; is there any GRAMMATICAL basis for either of these 'readings'?

Thankyou,

Andrew J. Birch
Palma de Mallorca, Spain


More information about the B-Greek mailing list