MATTHEW 23:26

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

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Matthew 23:26 Translation & Meaning

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Thou (No Greek definition. English implied.)
blind τυφλέ Opaque (as if smoky), i.e., (by analogy) blind (physically or mentally) blind
Pharisee, Φαρισαῖε A separatist, i.e., exclusively religious; a Pharisean, i.e., Jewish sectary Pharisee
cleanse καθάρισον To cleanse (literally or figuratively) cleanse
first πρῶτον Firstly (in time, place, order, or importance) first
that τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) that
which is (No Greek definition. English implied.)
within ἐντὸς Inside (adverb or noun) within
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
cup ποτηρίου A drinking-vessel; by extension, the contents thereof, i.e., a cupful (draught); figuratively, a lot or fate cup
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
platter, παροψίδος, A side-dish (the receptacle) platter
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
outside ἐκτὸς The exterior; figuratively (as a preposition) aside from, besides outside
of them αὐτῶν 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 of them
may be γένηται To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) may be
clean καθαρόν Clean (literally or figuratively) clean
also. καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words also

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  • 24  Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

  • 25  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

  • 26  Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

  • 27  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

  • 28  Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.




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