MATTHEW 12:35

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A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

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Matthew 12:35 Translation & Meaning

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A ἄνθρωπος Man-faced, i.e., a human being A
good ἀγαθὸς "good" (in any sense, often as noun) good
man ἄνθρωπος Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
out of ἐκ 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) out
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
good ἀγαθοῦ "good" (in any sense, often as noun) good
treasure θησαυροῦ A deposit, i.e., wealth (literally or figuratively) treasure
of καρδίας The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle of
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
heart καρδίας The heart, i.e., (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle heart
bringeth forth ἐκβάλλει To eject (literally or figuratively) bringeth forth
good things: ἀγαθά "good" (in any sense, often as noun) good things
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
an The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) an
evil πονηρὸς Hurtful, i.e., evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e., diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e., derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners evil
man ἄνθρωπος Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
out of ἐκ 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) out
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
evil πονηροῦ Hurtful, i.e., evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e., diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e., derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners evil
treasure θησαυροῦ A deposit, i.e., wealth (literally or figuratively) treasure
bringeth forth ἐκβάλλει To eject (literally or figuratively) bringeth forth
evil things. πονηρά Hurtful, i.e., evil (properly, in effect or influence, and thus differing from G2556, which refers rather to essential character, as well as from G4550, which indicates degeneracy from original virtue); figuratively, calamitous; also (passively) ill, i.e., diseased; but especially (morally) culpable, i.e., derelict, vicious, facinorous; neuter (singular) mischief, malice, or (plural) guilt; masculine (singular) the devil, or (plural) sinners evil things

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  • 33  Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

  • 34  O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

  • 35  A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

  • 36  But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

  • 37  For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.




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