486 487 488 489
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.REM. Concerning mh. ouvin questions, see 468.
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.
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.488. ouv mh, is occasionally used with the Subjunctive or Future Indicative expressing a prohibition. Cf. 167, 67, Rem. 2.
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.
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.