MATTHEW 23:36

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

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Matthew 23:36 Translation & Meaning

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Verily ἀμὴν Properly, firm, i.e., (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially, surely (often as interjection, so be it) Verily
I say λέγω 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 say
unto you, ὑμῖν To (with or by) you unto you
All πάντα All, any, every, the whole All
these things ταῦτα These things these things
shall come ἥξει To arrive, i.e., be present (literally or figuratively) come
upon ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc upon
this ταύτην The he (she or it), i.e., this or that (often with article repeated) this
generation. γενεὰν A generation; by implication, an age (the period or the persons) generation

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  • 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.

  • 37  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

  • 38  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.




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