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- Matthew 2:10
KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)
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“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.”
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Matthew 2:10 Translation & Meaning
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|KJV Verse ||Original Greek ||Meaning/ Definition |
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|“When” ||δὲ ||But, and, etc ||When |
|“they saw” ||ἰδόντες ||Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know || saw |
|“the” ||τὸν ||The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) ||the |
|“star,” ||ἀστέρα ||A star (as strown over the sky), literally or figuratively ||star |
|“they rejoiced” ||ἐχάρησαν ||To be "cheer"ful, i.e., calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation (on meeting or parting), be well || rejoiced |
|“with exceeding” ||σφόδρα ||Of uncertain derivation) as adverb; vehemently, i.e., in a high degree, much || exceeding |
|“great” ||μεγάλην ||Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) ||great |
|“joy.” ||χαρὰν ||Cheerfulness, i.e., calm delight ||joy |
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8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
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