LGG 13 - The Greek


Life Group Greek: Lesson 13 – The Greek “Y’all”

Our modern English has replaced the former “thee” and “thou” with “you,” and “thy” with “your.” Furthermore, we now use “you” for both the singular and plural cases. This introduces some confusion, complicating translation from the Greek. One way to address this is to use the Southern “y’all” as the plural form. This has been applied to a number of interesting passages improving the understanding as the plural and singular forms are exposed.

Key Words

Singular, plural, “thee”, “thou”, “thy”, “you”, “ye”, “your”, “y’all”, “all y’all”, Sermon on the Mount, 1 Cor. 3:16-17, Paul, Apollos, Eph. 1:15-20, Col. 1:24-27, “Christ in you, the hope of glory”, Rom. 8:10-11, John 3:5-7, 10-12, Nicodemus, Philemon, Onesimus, interplay


Speaker: W. Mark Lanier