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‘And sexual intercourse with forbidden (improper) persons, or in forbidden places (as a consecrated building), or at forbidden times; for this proceeds from licentiousness’. ὅπου οὐ δεῖ, ὅτε μὴ δεῖ. This variation of the negative, where no difference is intended, is by no means unusual. If translated strictly, οὐ denotes particular places, and μή times in general, any indefinite or hypothetical times; lit. ‘at times, if any, when it is forbidden’.

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