Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God

7. ὁ θεὸς τῆς εἰρήνης …

oJ qeo;V th:V eijrhvnhV o}V e[stai meq= uJmw:n


How come it isn't, "The God of peace, who is with you?"  I thought that εσται was the plural form of ειμι.  Don't understand why there is a time aspect to this.

I think you're thinking of ἐστίν.  The term used here is ἔσται which appears to be the 3rd person singular in a more futuristic tense which is why there is a time aspect to this particular word.