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Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

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Matthew 26:2 Translation & Meaning

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Ye know Οἴδατε Used only in certain past tenses, the others being borrowed from the equivalent G3700 and G3708; properly, to see (literally or figuratively); by implication, (in the perfect tense only) to know know
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
after 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) after
two δύο "two" two
days ἡμέρας Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) days
is γίνεται To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) is
the feast of (No Greek definition. English implied.)
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
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
Son υἱὸς A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship Son
of man ἀνθρώπου Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
is betrayed παραδίδοται To surrender, i.e yield up, entrust, transmit betrayed
to εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases to
be crucified. σταυρωθῆναι To impale on the cross; figuratively, to extinguish (subdue) passion or selfishness crucified

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  • 1  And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,

  • 2  Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

  • 3  Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

  • 4  And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.


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