MATTHEW 14:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.”

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Matthew 14:15 Translation & Meaning

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And δὲ But, and, etc And
when it was γενομένης To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) when it was
evening, ὀψίας Late; feminine (as noun) afternoon (early eve) or nightfall (later eve) evening
his αὐτοῦ, 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 his
disciples μαθηταὶ A learner, i.e., pupil disciples
came προσῆλθον To approach, i.e., (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to came
to him, αὐτῷ 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 to him
saying, λέγοντες 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 saying
This is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are This is
a desert Ἔρημός Lonesome, i.e., (by implication) waste (usually as a noun, G5561 being implied) desert
place, τόπος A spot (general in space, but limited by occupancy; whereas G5561 is a large but participle locality), i.e., location (as a position, home, tract, etc.); figuratively, condition, opportunity; specially, a scabbard place
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
time ὥρα An "hour" (literally or figuratively) time
is παρῆλθεν· To come near or aside, i.e., to approach (arrive), go by (or away), (figuratively) perish or neglect, (causative) avert is
now ἤδη Even now now
past; παρῆλθεν· To come near or aside, i.e., to approach (arrive), go by (or away), (figuratively) perish or neglect, (causative) avert past
send ἀπόλυσον To free fully, i.e., (literally) relieve, release, dismiss (reflexively, depart), or (figuratively) let die, pardon or (specially) divorce send
the multitude ὄχλους A throng (as borne along); by implication, the rabble; by extension, a class of people; figuratively, a riot multitude
away, ἀπόλυσον To free fully, i.e., (literally) relieve, release, dismiss (reflexively, depart), or (figuratively) let die, pardon or (specially) divorce away
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
they may and ἀγοράσωσιν Properly, to go to market, i.e., (by implication) to purchase; specially, to redeem they may and
go ἀπελθόντες To go off (i.e., depart), aside (i.e., apart) or behind (i.e., follow), literally or figuratively go
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
the τὰς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
villages, κώμας A hamlet (as if laid down) villages
buy ἀγοράσωσιν Properly, to go to market, i.e., (by implication) to purchase; specially, to redeem buy
themselves ἑαυτοῖς (him- her-, it-, them-, my-, thy-, our-, your-)self (selves), etc themselves
victuals. βρώματα Food (literally or figuratively), especially (ceremonially) articles allowed or forbidden by the Jewish law victuals

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  • 13  When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.

  • 14  And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.

  • 15  And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.

  • 16  But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.

  • 17  And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.




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