MATTHEW 2:15

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.”

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Matthew 2:15 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
was ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) was
there ἐκεῖ There; by extension, thither there
until ἕως A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until (of time and place) until
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
death τελευτῆς Decease death
of Herod: Ἡρῴδου· Heroic; Herod, the name of four Jewish kings Herod
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
it might be fulfilled πληρωθῇ To make replete, i.e., (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc might fulfilled
which τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
was spoken ῥηθὲν To utter, i.e., speak or say spoken
of ὑπὸ Under, i.e., (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)) of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
Lord Κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
by διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) by
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
prophet, προφήτου A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophet
saying, λέγοντος 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 saying
Out of 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) Out
Egypt Αἰγύπτου Aegyptus, the land of the Nile Egypt
have I called ἐκάλεσα To "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise) called
my μου Of me my
son. υἱόν A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship son

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  • 13  And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

  • 14  When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

  • 15  And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

  • 16  Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

  • 17  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,




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