MATTHEW 26:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?”

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Matthew 26:17 Translation & Meaning

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Now δὲ But, and, etc Now
the Τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
first πρώτῃ Foremost (in time, place, order or importance) first
day (No Greek definition. English implied.)
of unleavened ἀζύμων Unleavened, i.e., (figuratively) uncorrupted; (in the neutral plural) specially (by implication) the Passover week unleavened
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
feast of (No Greek definition. English implied.)
bread ἀζύμων Unleavened, i.e., (figuratively) uncorrupted; (in the neutral plural) specially (by implication) the Passover week bread
the οἱ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
disciples μαθηταὶ A learner, i.e., pupil disciples
came προσῆλθον To approach, i.e., (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to came
to Jesus, Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
saying λέγοντες 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 saying
unto him, αὐτῷ 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 him
Where Ποῦ As adverb of place; at (by implication, to) what locality Where
wilt θέλεις To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in wilt
thou that θέλεις To determine (as an active option from subjective impulse; whereas G1014 properly denotes rather a passive acquiescence in objective considerations), i.e., choose or prefer (literally or figuratively); by implication, to wish, i.e., be inclined to (sometimes adverbially, gladly); impersonally for the future tense, to be about to; by Hebraism, to delight in thou that
we prepare ἑτοιμάσωμέν To prepare prepare
for thee σοι To thee for thee
to eat φαγεῖν To eat (literally or figuratively) eat
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
passover? πάσχα The Passover (the meal, the day, the festival or the special sacrifices connected with it) passover

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  • 15  And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

  • 16  And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

  • 17  Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

  • 18  And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.

  • 19  And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.




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