I am an English teacher. Another English teacher asked me about this grammar structure: Galatians 3:10, King James Version: "For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse;...."
She asked how to explain why there are 2 verbs ("are"). She wonders if there is a word missing. I said the part "as are of the works of the law" is modifying the subject "many," answering the question "how many?" Then the subject "many" goes with the predicate "are under the curse."
She asked if this phrase is idiomatic with an understood word that English speakers just understand, like "as many as... they do ...." However, adding that extra subject sounds wrong to me.
Can you think of any other way to explain that structure? Is my explanation grammatically sensible?
Thank you for your consideration and help!