MATTHEW 21:37

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But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

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Matthew 21:37 Translation & Meaning

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But δὲ But, and, etc But
last ὕστερον More lately, i.e., eventually last
of all ὕστερον More lately, i.e., eventually all
he sent ἀπέστειλεν Set apart, i.e., (by implication) to send out (properly, on a mission) literally or figuratively sent
unto πρὸς A preposition of direction; forward to, i.e., toward (with the genitive case, the side of, i.e., pertaining to; with the dative case, by the side of, i.e., near to; usually with the accusative case, the place, time, occasion, or respect, which is the destination of the relation, i.e., whither or for which it is predicated) unto
them αὐτοὺς 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 them
his αὐτοῦ 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 his
son, υἱὸν A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship son
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
They will reverence Ἐντραπήσονται To invert, i.e., (figuratively and reflexively) in a good sense, to respect; or in a bad one, to confound reverence
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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  • 35  And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

  • 36  Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

  • 37  But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

  • 38  But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

  • 39  And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.




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