LUKE 17:3

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Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

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Luke 17:3 Translation & Meaning

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Take heed προσέχετε (figuratively) to hold the mind (3563 implied) towards, i.e., pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to Take heed
to yourselves: ἑαυτοῖς (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc yourselves
If ἐὰν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty If
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
brother ἀδελφός A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brother
trespass ἁμάρτῃ Properly, to miss the mark (and so not share in the prize), i.e., (figuratively) to err, especially (morally) to sin trespass
against εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases against
thee, σὲ Thee thee
rebuke ἐπιτίμησον To tax upon, i.e., censure or admonish; by implication, forbid rebuke
him; αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
if ἐὰν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty if
he repent, μετανοήσῃ To think differently or afterwards, i.e., reconsider (morally, feel compunction) repent
forgive ἄφες To send forth, in various applications (as follow) forgive
him. αὐτῷ The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons him

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  • 1  Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!

  • 2  It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

  • 3  Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.

  • 4  And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

  • 5  And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.




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