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    which / that

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the usage of the which and that in the following verse of the Bible?

    1 Corinthians 1:28
    And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: which / that

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the usage of the which and that in the following verse of the Bible?

    1 Corinthians 1:28
    And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    1) base things of the world and things which are despised (which is used as relative pronoun to introduce a claue refering to base things of the world. which are despised; meaning: things (with flesh such as people, animal and birds)) having no moral principle but hatred towards others)
    2) and things which are not ( which also used as relative pronoun refering to things which are not despised)
    3) to bring to naught things that are Or Things that are nothing but zero. (Here that acts as a plural pronoun referring to the people, animal or bird having no moral principle but hatred towards others)


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    Re: which / that

    The translators were poor grammarians. It should be 'that' throughout.

    And base things of the world, and things which that are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which that are not, to bring to nought things that are.

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