MATTHEW 12:11

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

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Matthew 12:11 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
he The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) he
said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto them, αὐτοῖς, 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 them
What Τίς An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) What
man ἄνθρωπος Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
shall there be ἔσται Will be shall there be
among ἐξ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) among
you, ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
that ὃς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that that
shall have ἕξει To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) shall have
one ἕν, One one
sheep, πρόβατον Something that walks forward (a quadruped), i.e., (specially), a sheep (literally or figuratively) sheep
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
it τοῦτο That thing it
fall ἐμπέσῃ To fall on, i.e., (literally) to be entrapped by, or (figuratively) be overwhelmed with fall
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
a pit βόθυνον A hole (in the ground); specially, a cistern pit
on sabbath σάββασιν The Sabbath (i.e., Shabbath), or day of weekly repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself); by extension, a se'nnight, i.e., the interval between two Sabbaths; likewise the plural in all the above applications sabbath
the τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
day, σάββασιν The Sabbath (i.e., Shabbath), or day of weekly repose from secular avocations (also the observance or institution itself); by extension, a se'nnight, i.e., the interval between two Sabbaths; likewise the plural in all the above applications day
will he lay on κρατήσει To use strength, i.e., seize or retain (literally or figuratively) lay
not οὐχὶ Not indeed not
hold κρατήσει To use strength, i.e., seize or retain (literally or figuratively) hold
it, αὐτὸ 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 it
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
lift ἐγερεῖ; To waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e., rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) lift
it (No Greek definition. English implied.)
out? ἐγερεῖ; To waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e., rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) out

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  • 9  And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

  • 10  And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

  • 11  And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

  • 12  How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.

  • 13  Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.




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