Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament1 Corinthians 14:5
- Except he interpret (ektov ei mh diermhneuhi).
- Pleonastic combination of ektov (preposition except) and ei mh (if not, unless) as in 15:2; 1 Timothy 5:19. For use of ei with subjunctive rather than ean see Philippians 3:12 (common enough in the Koine, Robertson, Grammar, pp. 1017f., condition of third class). On the verb see on 12:30; Luke 24:27; Acts 9:36.
- Receive (labhi).
- Second aorist (ingressive) active subjunctive of lambanw, may get edification.