MATTHEW 15:28

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“Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.”

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Matthew 15:28 Translation & Meaning

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Then τότε The when, i.e., at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution) Then
Jesus Ἰησοῦς Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
answered ἀποκριθεὶς To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answered
and said εἶπεν To speak or say (by word or writing) said
unto her, αὐτῇ 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 her
O As a sign of the vocative case, O; as a note of exclamation, oh O
woman, γύναι A woman; specially, a wife woman
great μεγάλη Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) great
is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
faith: πίστις· Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself faith
be it γενηθήτω To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) be it
unto thee σοι To thee unto thee
even as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) even
thou wilt. θέλεις To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in wilt
And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
her αὐτῆς 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 her
daughter θυγάτηρ A female child, or (by Hebraism) descendant (or inhabitant) daughter
was made whole ἰάθη To cure (literally or figuratively) made whole
from ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
that very ἐκείνης That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed very
hour. ὥρας An "hour" (literally or figuratively) hour

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  • 26  But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.

  • 27  And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.

  • 28  Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

  • 29  And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.

  • 30  And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:




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