MATTHEW 18:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

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Matthew 18:20 Translation & Meaning

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For γάρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
where οὗ At which place, i.e., where where
two δύο "two" two
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
three τρεῖς "three" three
are εἰσιν They are are
gathered together συνηγμένοι To lead together, i.e., collect or convene; specially, to entertain (hospitably) gathered together
in εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases in
my ἐμὸν My my
name, ὄνομα A "name" (literally or figuratively) (authority, character) name
there ἐκεῖ There; by extension, thither there
am I εἰμι I exist (used only when emphatic) am
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the midst μέσῳ Middle (as an adjective or (neuter) noun) midst
of them. αὐτῶν 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 of them

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  • 18  Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

  • 19  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

  • 20  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

  • 21  Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?

  • 22  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.




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