MATTHEW 25:40

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

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Matthew 25:40 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
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
King βασιλεὺς A sovereign (abstractly, relatively, or figuratively) King
shall answer ἀποκριθεὶς To conclude for oneself, i.e., (by implication) to respond; by Hebraism (compare H6030) to begin to speak (where an address is expected) answer
and say ἐρεῖ An alternate for G2036 in certain tenses; to utter, i.e., speak or say say
unto them, αὐτοῖς 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 unto them
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
Inasmuch ἐφ' 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 Inasmuch
as ὅσον As (much, great, long, etc.) as as
ye have done ἐποιήσατε To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) done
it (No Greek definition. English implied.)
unto ἀδελφῶν A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) unto
one ἑνὶ One one
of ἐλαχίστων Used as equivalent to G3398; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.) of
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
least ἐλαχίστων Used as equivalent to G3398; least (in size, amount, dignity, etc.) least
of these τούτων Of (from or concerning) these (persons or things) these
my μου Of me my
brethren, ἀδελφῶν A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brethren
ye have done ἐποιήσατε To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) done
it (No Greek definition. English implied.)
unto me. ἐμοὶ To me unto me

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  • 38  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

  • 39  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

  • 40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

  • 41  Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

  • 42  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:




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