Hebrew 13:4

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Thu Nov 18 12:11:53 EST 1999


At 10:24 AM 11/18/99 -0600, you wrote:
>The first clause of this verse is usually translate as a jussive, "Let
>marriage be honorable in all...."  Why is the preferable to translating it
>as a simple declarative by supplying a copula, "Marriage is honorable in
>all..."?

or better still, "marriage must be respected by everyone...".
also, see Alford's "the greek new testament" loc. cit. where he discusses
the very issue you pose.

Best,

Jim

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