[B-Greek] Matthew 28:19
leonardj at live.com
Wed Dec 22 00:42:38 EST 2010
> Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 06:25:57 -0500
> From: dony at cupandcross.com
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [B-Greek] Matthew 28:19
> Matthew 28:19 PANTA TA EQNH (acc.)
> make disciples of all the nations (DBY) OR disciple all the nations (YLT) ?
> Dony K. Donev
Mt. 28:19: POREUQENTES OUN MAQHTEUSATE PANTA TA EQNH ....
The YLT is correct in literally rendering the above as "disciple all the nations," because MAQHTEUSATE comes from the verb MAQHTEUW, literally "to disciple" (if the verb is used with a transitive, active meaning, as here), which is more idiomatically rendered in the other translation you cited as "make disciples of."
A Greek form literally corresponding to the English "make disciples of all the nations" would be POIHSATE MAQHTAS EK TWN EQNWN PANTWN.
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