greek syntax principle 14

When there is a compound subject, the verb often agrees with the nearest one. In this construction, the verb usually precedes the subjects or stands directly after the first of them.

Matt. 6:19 Matt. 6:19
Μὴ θησαυρίζετε ὑμῖν θησαυροὺς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, ὅπου σὴς καὶ βρῶσις ἀφανίζει καὶ ὅπου κλέπται διορύσσουσιν καὶ κλέπτουσιν “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal…

σὴς and βρῶσις are both governing the one verb ἀφανίζει. Since ἀφανίζει is closer to βρῶσις, it is singular.

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