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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #3785 - ὄφελον
- would that, where one wishes that a thing had happened which has not happened or a thing be done which probably will not be done
First person singular of a past tense of G3784
2 aor. of ὀφείλω , without the augment (v. M, Pr., 201n), used to express a fruitless wish;
in cl. with an infin. (chiefly poët.),
would that: with indic. aor., 1 Corinthians 4:8; impf., 2 Corinthians 11:1, Revelation 3:15; fut., Galatians 5:12 (a practicable wish, v. 131., 206 f., 220. The construction with indic. is only found in late writers.)†
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For this rare word ct. Vett. Val. pp. 110.34, 127.21. Παράλυτος is foundin Artem. p. 244.2 ὁ ἐξ αὐτῆς γεννώμενος παράλυτος ἐγένετο, cf. ib..4
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