MATTHEW 10:27

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

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Matthew 10:27 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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What The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that What
I tell λέγω 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 tell
you ὑμῖν To (with or by) you you
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
darkness, σκοτίᾳ Dimness, obscurity (literally or figuratively) darkness
that (No Greek definition. English implied.)
speak εἴπατε To speak or say (by word or writing) speak
ye εἴπατε To speak or say (by word or writing) ye
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
light: φωτί Luminousness (in the widest application, natural or artificial, abstract or concrete, literal or figurative) light
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
what The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that what
ye hear ἀκούετε To hear (in various senses) hear
in εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases in
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
ear, οὖς The ear (physically or mentally) ear
that (No Greek definition. English implied.)
preach ye κηρύξατε To herald (as a public crier), especially divine truth (the gospel) preach
upon 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 upon
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
housetops. δωμάτων Properly, an edifice, i.e., (specially) a roof housetops

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  • 25  It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

  • 26  Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

  • 27  What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

  • 28  And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

  • 29  Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.




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