MATTHEW 12:37

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

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Matthew 12:37 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
by 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) by
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
words λόγων Something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e., Christ) words
thou shalt be justified, δικαιωθήσῃ To render (i.e., show or regard as) just or innocent justified
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
by 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) by
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
words λόγων Something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e., Christ) words
thou shalt be condemned. καταδικασθήσῃ To adjudge against, i.e., pronounce guilty condemned

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  • 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.

  • 38  Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

  • 39  But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:




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