Lesson 25: The Imperative Mood


a9giazw- I sanctify pinw- I drink
qelw- I will, wish speirw- I sow
ou0j- ear a0xri- until
prin- before

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the vocabulary above.

The imperative mood appears in the New Testament in only the present and aorist tenses. There is no 1st person in the imperative mood. The 2nd person is translated as a command, and the third person with "let him..." etc.

The present active imperative of luw is:

2nd lue luete
3rd luetw luetwsan

The present middle and passive imperative of luw is:

2nd luou luesqe
3rd luesqw luesqwsan

The 1st Aorist active imperative of luw is:

2nd luson lusate
3rd lusatw lusatwn

The 1st aorist middle imperative of luw is:

2nd lusai lusasqe
3rd lusasqw lusasqwsan

The 1st aorist passive imperative of luw is:

2nd luqhti luqhte
3rd luqhtw luqhtwsan

The Present Imperative of ei0mi is:

2nd i0sqi e0ste
3rd e0stw e0stwsan

ASSIGNMENT: Memorize the paradigms above and translate the following sentences.

1. a9giaze to i9eron tou qeou

2. kurie, katabhqi prin a0poqanein to paidion mou