MATTHEW 23:34

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Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

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Matthew 23:34 Translation & Meaning

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Wherefore, διὰ Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) Wherefore
behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! behold
I ἐγὼ I, me I
send ἀποστέλλω Set apart, i.e., (by implication) to send out (properly, on a mission) literally or figuratively send
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
you ὑμᾶς You (as the objective of a verb or preposition) you
prophets, προφήτας A foreteller ("prophet"); by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet prophets
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
wise men, σοφοὺς Wise (in a most general application) wise men
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
scribes: γραμματεῖς· A professional writer scribes
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
some (No Greek definition. English implied.)
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) 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 them
ye shall kill ἀποκτενεῖτε To kill outright; figuratively, to destroy kill
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
crucify; σταυρώσετε To impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness crucify
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
some (No Greek definition. English implied.)
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) 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 them
shall ye scourge μαστιγώσετε To flog (literally or figuratively) scourge
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
your ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you your
synagogues, συναγωγαῖς An assemblage of persons; specially, a Jewish "synagogue" (the meeting or the place); by analogy, a Christian church synagogues
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
persecute διώξετε To pursue (literally or figuratively); by implication, to persecute persecute
them (No Greek definition. English implied.)
from ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
city πόλεως A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) city
to εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases to
city: πόλιν· A town (properly, with walls, of greater or less size) city

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  • 32  Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.

  • 33  Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

  • 34  Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

  • 35  That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

  • 36  Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.




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