MATTHEW 21:2

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“Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

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Matthew 21:2 Translation & Meaning

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Saying λέγων 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
unto them, αὐτοῖς, 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 unto them
Go Πορεύθητε To traverse, i.e., travel (literally or figuratively; especially to remove (figuratively, die), live, etc.) Go
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
village κώμην A hamlet (as if laid down) village
over against ἀπέναντι From in front, i.e., opposite, before or against against
you, ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
straightway εὐθέως Directly, i.e., at once or soon straightway
ye shall find εὑρήσετε To find (literally or figuratively) find
an ass ὄνον A donkey ass
tied, δεδεμένην To bind (in various applications, literally or figuratively) tied
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
a colt πῶλον A "foal" or "filly", i.e., (specially), a young ass colt
with μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) with
her: αὐτῆς· 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 her
loose λύσαντες To "loosen" (literally or figuratively) loose
them, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
and bring ἀγάγετέ Properly, to lead; by implication, to bring, drive, (reflexively) go, (specially) pass (time), or (figuratively) induce bring
them (No Greek definition. English implied.)
unto me. μοι To me unto me

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  • 1  And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

  • 2  Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

  • 3  And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

  • 4  All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,




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