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Italics in Romans 5:18

PostPosted: 21 May 2015, 12:39
by Brethren
Rom 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

This came from KJV:PCE used in e-Sword. I have no problem with that.

But at a forum that allows conversations in video instead of text like here, a Jehovah's Witnesses asked me why there are no Greek to support that, pointing to a Green's Interlinear bible which uses King James II.

Re: Italics in Romans 5:18

PostPosted: 22 May 2015, 15:50
by bibleprotector
In the first instance, italics have two functions:

1. To bring out in English the exact meaning of the Greek, where it takes more words in English to communicate the meaning, and

2. To indicate where only a minority of Greek MSS have a rendering.

Thus, either way, to say that those words in italics are not in Greek would be incorrect.