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SUCCESSIVE AND DOUBLE NEGATIVES.

486. When two simple negatives not constituting a double negative, or a compound negative followed by a simple negative, occur in the same clause, each has its own independent force. The same is also true of course when the negatives occur in successive clauses. HA. 1031; G. 1618.

1 Cor. 12:15; ouv para. tou/to ouvk e;stin evk tou/ sw,matoj, it is not therefore not of the body. See also 1 John 3:10; 5:12.

Matt. 10:26; ouvde.n ga,r evstin kekalumme,non o] ouvk avpokalufqh,setai, for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed. See also 1 John 2:21.

REM. Concerning mh. ouvin questions, see 468.

487. The double negative ouv mh, is used with the Subjunctive, and more rarely with the Future Indicative, in emphatic
negative assertions referring to the future. Cf. 172, 66. HA. 1032; G. 1360, 1361.

Mark 13:2; ouv mh. avfeqh/| w-de li,qoj evpi. li,qon o]j ouv mh. kataluqh/|, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, which shall not be thrown down.

Rev. 2:11;  o` e;cwn ou=j avkousa,tw ti, to. pneu/ma le,gei tai/j evkklhsi,aijÅ o` nikw/n ouv mh. avdikhqh/| evk tou/ qana,tou tou/ deute,rou, he that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

Rev. 7:16; ouv peina,sousin e;ti ouvde. diyh,sousin e;ti ouvde. mh. pe,sh| evpV auvtou.j o` h[lioj ouvde. pa/n kau/ma, they shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, neither shall the sun strike upon them at all. On Matt. 25:9 see 475, Rem. 1.

488. ouv mh, is occasionally used with the Subjunctive or Future Indicative expressing a prohibition. Cf. 167, 67, Rem. 2.

489. When a negative is followed by one or more similar compound negatives or by the double negative ouv mh, the effect is a strengthened negation. HA. 1030; G. 1619.

Luke 23:53; ou- ouvk h=n ouvdei.j ou;pw kei,menoj, where never man had yet lain.

Heb. 13:5; ouv mh, se avnw/ ouvdV ouv mh, se evgkatali,pw, I will in no wise fail thee, neither will I in any wise forsake thee.

Rom. 13:8; mhdeni. mhde.n ovfei,lete, owe no man anything.