No Imperative: Mat 5:31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife,
Mat 5:31 “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ 32 But I say to you that every one who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
Advocated behaviors therefore a command. But imperative “let him give” is a quote of others.
GREEK VERBS: No imperative verbs are present spoken by Jesus
V-PMA-2P = Verb – Tense: Present/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Plural
V-AMA-2S = Verb – Tense: Aorist/Mood: Imperative/Voice: Active – Person: 2nd Person Singular
Mat 5:31 “It was also said, (by others, not Jesus) ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’
NOTE (my commentary)
What does this quote say?
What does it say that I should obey?
What is the wish? What are the outcomes?
What are the basic steps?
What are the obstacles?
Who needs to hear this?
SOURCE – Footnotes:
Link to text:
Link to Greek Interlinear text: https://biblehub.com/interlinear/matthew/5.htm
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