MATTHEW 24:31

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And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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Matthew 24:31 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
he shall send ἀποστελεῖ Set apart, i.e., (by implication) to send out (properly, on a mission) literally or figuratively send
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
angels ἀγγέλους (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angels
with μετὰ 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
a φωνῆς A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language a
great μεγάλης Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) great
sound φωνῆς A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language sound
of a trumpet, σάλπιγγος A trumpet trumpet
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
they shall gather together ἐπισυνάξουσιν To collect upon the same place gather together
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
elect ἐκλεκτοὺς Select; by implication, favorite elect
from ἐκ 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) from
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
four τεσσάρων Four four
winds, ἀνέμων Wind; (plural) by implication, (the four) quarters (of the earth) winds
from ἀπ' "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
one end ἄκρων The extremity one end
of heaven οὐρανῶν The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
to ἕως A conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until (of time and place) to
the other. ἄκρων The extremity other

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  • 29  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

  • 30  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

  • 31  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

  • 32  Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:

  • 33  So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.




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