That--even so grace might reign
(ina--outo kai h cari basileush
). Final ina
here, the purpose of God and the goal for us through Christ. Lightfoot notes the force of the aorist indicative (ebasileusen
, established its throne) and the aorist subjunctive (basileush
, might establish its throne), the ingressive aorist both times. "This full rhetorical close has almost the value of a doxology" (Denney).