Tense, Voice, and Mood

Knowing the tense, voice, and mood of Greek verbs in the Bible can aid your understanding of the text.

Tense?  Voice?  Mood?  These are grammatical notations.  Does this sound too technical or foreign?  Don’t let it frighten you.  I’m going to show you a free, online resource that will make this a snap.

There are any number of resources (online and offline) that you can use to find the tense, voice, and mood of a verb.  In the following video, I demonstrate how to use http://StudyLight.org/isb to locate and define the tense, voice, and mood.  See how easy and practical it can be:

Note:  You can use http://StudyLight.org/isb to find information on Hebrew verbs in the Old Testament.  However, Hebrew grammar is very different from Greek, so tense, voice, and mood primarily refer to Greek verbs in the New Testament.

Essentially, this is the process you will follow when you want to know the tense, voice, and mood of a Greek verb:

  1. Navigate your web browser to http://StudyLight.org/isb.
  2. Enter a Scripture reference in the “Search for” field.
  3. Click the Perform Search button.
  4. Click the number in parentheses that follows any verb in your Scripture reference.
  5. Review the tense, voice, and mood information that opens in a separate browser window.

Are you an experienced “tense, voice, mood” student?  What advice would you give to someone who has never used this form of study?

Is this topic new to you?  Can you see benefits to adding “tense, voice, mood” to your Bible study routine?

Let us know what you think.

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