MATTHEW 17:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.”

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Matthew 17:5 Translation & Meaning

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While λαλοῦντος To talk, i.e., utter words While
he 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 he
yet ἔτι "yet," still (of time or degree) yet
spake, λαλοῦντος To talk, i.e., utter words spake
behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! behold
a νεφέλη Properly, cloudiness, i.e., (concretely) a cloud a
bright φωτεινὴ Lustrous, i.e., transparent or well-illuminated (figuratively) bright
cloud νεφέλη Properly, cloudiness, i.e., (concretely) a cloud cloud
overshadowed ἐπεσκίασεν To cast a shade upon, i.e., (by analogy) to envelop in a haze of brilliancy; figuratively, to invest with preternatural influence overshadowed
them: αὐτούς, 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 them
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
behold ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! behold
a voice φωνὴ A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voice
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 τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
cloud, νεφέλης Properly, cloudiness, i.e., (concretely) a cloud cloud
which said, λέγουσα 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 said
This Οὗτός The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) This
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
my μου Of me my
beloved ἀγαπητός, Beloved beloved
Son, υἱός A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship Son
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
whom The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
I am well pleased; εὐδόκησα· To think well of, i.e., approve (an act); specially, to approbate (a person or thing) am well pleased
hear ye ἀκούετε To hear (in various senses) hear
him. 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 him

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  • 3  And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

  • 4  Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

  • 5  While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

  • 6  And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

  • 7  And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.




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