MARK 4:38

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?”

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Mark 4:38 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
he αὐτὸς 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 he
was ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) was
in ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc in
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
hinder part of the ship, πρύμνῃ The stern of a ship hinder part ship
asleep καθεύδων To lie down to rest, i.e., (by implication) to fall asleep (literally or figuratively) asleep
on ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc on
a τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) a
pillow: προσκεφάλαιον Something for the head, i.e., a cushion pillow
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they awake διεγείρουσιν To wake fully; i.e., arouse (literally or figuratively) awake
him, αὐτὸν 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
say λέγουσιν Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean say
unto 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 unto him
Master, Διδάσκαλε An instructor (genitive case or specially) Master
carest μέλει To be of interest to, i.e., to concern (only third person singular present indicative used impersonally, it matters) carest
thou σοι To thee thou
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
we perish? ἀπολλύμεθα To destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively perish

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  • 36  And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.

  • 37  And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

  • 38  And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

  • 39  And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

  • 40  And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?




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