[B-Greek] Matthew 5:44

Bryant J. Williams III bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Thu Oct 1 14:19:18 EDT 2009


Dear Sarah,

I hail from Tennessee, and parents from Arkansas and Texas, so I understan' the
talkin'.

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Sarah Madden" <sarah.r.madden at gmail.com>
To: "Eddie Mishoe" <edmishoe at yahoo.com>
Cc: <rhutchin at aol.com>; <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 01, 2009 9:00 AM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Matthew 5:44


> ...AGAPATE TOUS EXQROUS hUMWN KAI PROSEUXESQE hUPER TWN DIWKONTWN hUMAS.
>
> In a vernacular that some profs use, Matt 5:44 could be translated, "Y'all
> love y'all's enemies, and y'all pray for those who are persecuting y'all"
> ("y'all" being Southern slang for "you all," a plural form of "you" -- just
> in case the term needs to be translated).  :-)
>
> Sarah ><>
> Maryland (kind of borderline North/South, so we understand some of this
> Southern slang)
>
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Eddie Mishoe <edmishoe at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > Roger:
> >
> > They are plurals, not singulars. Look at your Imperative paradigm.
> >
> > Eddie Mishoe
> >
> > Pastor
> >
> > --- On Thu, 10/1/09, rhutchin at aol.com <rhutchin at aol.com> wrote:
> >
> > From: rhutchin at aol.com <rhutchin at aol.com>
> > Subject: [B-Greek] Matthew 5:44
> > To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> > Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009, 11:43 AM
> >
> > Matthew 5:44
> >
> > ...AGAPATE TOUS EXQROUS hUMWN KAI PROSEUXESQE hUPER TWN DIWKONTWN hUMAS.
> >
> > This couples a singular with a plural:? AGAPATE/ hUMWN? and
> > PROSEUXESQE/hUMAS.
> >
> > Is there a reason why the singular is not used throughout.? What is
> > accomplished by coupling the plural with a singular here?
> >
> > Roger Hutchinson
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