MATTHEW 15:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

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Matthew 15:5 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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But δὲ But, and, etc But
ye ὑμεῖς You (as subjective of verb) ye
say, λέγετε 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 say
Whosoever Ὃς The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that Whosoever
shall say to εἴπῃ To speak or say (by word or writing) say
his (No Greek definition. English implied.)
father πατρὶ A "father" (literally or figuratively, near or more remote) father
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
his (No Greek definition. English implied.)
mother, μητρί A "mother" (literally or figuratively, immediate or remote) mother
It is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
a μητρί A "mother" (literally or figuratively, immediate or remote) a
gift, Δῶρον A present; specially, a sacrifice gift
by whatsoever The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whatsoever
thou ἐὰν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty thou
mightest be profited ὠφεληθῇς To be useful, i.e., to benefit mightest profited
by 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) by
me; ἐμοῦ Of me me

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  • 3  But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

  • 4  For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

  • 5  But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;

  • 6  And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

  • 7  Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,




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