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THE FUTURE PARTICIPLE.

152. The Future Participle represents an action as future from the point of view of the principal verb. HA. 866; G. 1288.
Acts. 24:11; ouv plei,ouj eivsi,n moi h`me,rai dw,deka avfV h-j avne,bhn proskunh,swn eivj VIerousalh,m, it is not more than twelve days since I went up to worship at Jerusalem.

1 Cor. 15:37; ouv to. sw/ma to. genhso,menon spei,reij, thou sowest not the body that shall be.

REM. The Future Participle is of later origin than the participles of the other tenses, and is a clearly marked exception to the general timelessness of the participle. While its function was probably not primarily temporal, the relations which it expressed necessarily suggested subsequence to the action of the principal verb, and hence gave to the tense a temporal force. Del. iv. pp. 97 ff.; Br. 163.

153. The Present Participle me,llwn followed by an Infinitive of another verb is used as a periphrasis for a Future Participle of the latter verb, but with a somewhat different range of use. To express that which is to take place, either form may be used. But me,llwn is not used to express the purpose of an action, and is used, as the Future Participle is not, to express intention without designating the intended action as the purpose of another act. See John 12:4 (cf. John 6:64); Acts 18:14; 20:3, 7.