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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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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