MARK 6:36



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“Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.”

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Mark 6:36 Translation & Meaning

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Send away, ἀπόλυσον To free fully, i.e., (literally) relieve, release, dismiss (reflexively, depart), or (figuratively) let die, pardon or (specially) divorce Send away
them αὐτούς 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 them
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
they may go ἀπελθόντες To go off (i.e., depart), aside (i.e., apart) or behind (i.e., follow), literally or figuratively go
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
the τοὺς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
country ἀγροὺς A field (as a drive for cattle); genitive case, the country; specially, a farm, i.e., hamlet country
round about, κύκλῳ I.e., in a circle (by implication, of G1722), i.e., (adverbially) all around round about
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
into the villages, κώμας A hamlet (as if laid down) villages
and buy ἀγοράσωσιν Properly, to go to market, i.e., (by implication) to purchase; specially, to redeem buy
themselves ἑαυτοῖς (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc themselves
bread: ἄρτους Bread (as raised) or a loaf bread
for γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
they have ἔχουσιν To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) they have
nothing οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not nothing
to eat. φάγωσιν To eat (literally or figuratively) eat

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  • 34  And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

  • 35  And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:

  • 36  Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.

  • 37  He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?

  • 38  He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.


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