How Verbs Work
Will (Gk. future)
The "not yet" is expressed in Hebrew by means of the prefix conjugation, waw + suffix conjugation, and imperatives.
In Greek the "not yet" is expressed by the future and imperatives, as well as the subjunctive and optative "moods."
The Hebrew Verb System is not complex, when compared with the Greek. The Hebrew has oddities -- most notably the "converted" forms -- but they can be easily learned. The Hebrew verb "stems" may seem complex to those who try to memorize the various usages of each stem, but realistically the ability to identify stems help readers of the Hebrew Bible to look up words in a lexicon.
Hebrew Verb Stems
Why do students need to know?
verbs defined according to their stem.