Mike Burke wrote:Stephen Carlson wrote:Mike Burke wrote:The biblical word (καταστησω) seems to be translated "make" (or "I will make") in Matthew 25:21&23.?
Which translations have you consulted? The most common ones (NRSV, NIV, etc.) have "I will put (you) in charge" or something like that.
I consulted the KJV and the NKJV.
They both have "I will make."
Almost, but not quite. Their translation is actually "I will make (thee/you) ruler."
Mike Burke wrote:Stephen Carlson wrote:For the meaning of this common verb in Ancient Greek, you can consult the entry in a lexicon here: http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/#eid=5 ... rom-search
Thank you, but the form of this verb that we're discussing here doesn't seem to be that common.
I went to the link you gave me, and καταστησω isn't listed or discussed, and it's not used in any of the examples given.
That's because καταστήσω is future and futures are relatively uncommon. But that's really irrelevant to what the verb means. The modern Greek καταστησω is not a future but a subjunctive, which may be why it seems more common.
Mike Burke wrote:Stephen Carlson wrote:...you can consult the entry in a lexicon here: http://stephanus.tlg.uci.edu/lsj/#eid=5 ... rom-search
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