MATTHEW 10:28

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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.

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Matthew 10:28 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
fear φοβηθῆτε To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere fear
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
them τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them
which kill ἀποκτεινόντων To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy kill
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
body, σῶμα The body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively body
but δὲ But, and, etc but
are δυναμένων To be able or possible are
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
able δυναμένων To be able or possible able
to kill ἀποκτεῖναι· To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy kill
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
soul: ψυχὴν Breath, i.e., (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416) soul
but δὲ But, and, etc but
rather μᾶλλον (adverbially) more (in a greater degree)) or rather rather
fear φοβηθήτε To frighten, i.e., (passively) to be alarmed; by analogy, to be in awe of, i.e., revere fear
him τὸν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) him
which is able δυνάμενον To be able or possible able
to destroy ἀπολέσαι To destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively destroy
both καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words both
soul ψυχὴν Breath, i.e., (by implication) spirit, abstractly or concretely (the animal sentient principle only; thus distinguished on the one hand from G4151, which is the rational and immortal soul; and on the other from G2222, which is mere vitality, even of plants: these terms thus exactly correspond respectively to the Hebrew H5315, H7307 and H2416) soul
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
body σῶμα The body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively body
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
hell. γεέννῃ Valley of (the son of) Hinnom; ge-henna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment hell

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  • 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.

  • 30  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.




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