MATTHEW 26:24

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.

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Matthew 26:24 Translation & Meaning

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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
goeth ὑπάγει To lead (oneself) under, i.e., withdraw or retire (as if sinking out of sight), literally or figuratively goeth
as καθὼς Just (or inasmuch) as, that as
it is written γέγραπται To "grave", especially to write; figuratively, to describe written
of περὶ Properly, through (all over), i.e., around; figuratively with respect to; used in various applications, of place, cause or time (with the genitive case denoting the subject or occasion or superlative point; with the accusative case the locality, circuit, matter, circumstance or general period) of
him: 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 him
but δὲ But, and, etc but
woe οὐαὶ Woe woe
unto ἀνθρώπῳ Man-faced, i.e., a human being unto
that ἐκείνῳ That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed that
man ἀνθρώπῳ Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
by δι' Through (in very wide applications, local, causal, or occasional) by
whom οὗ The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that whom
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
it had been ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) been
good καλὸν Properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), i.e., valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G0018, which is properly intrinsic) good
for 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 for
that ἐκεῖνος That one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed that
man ἄνθρωπος Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
if εἰ If, whether, that, etc if
he 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 he
had been ἐγεννήθη To procreate (properly, of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively, to regenerate been
not οὐκ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
born. ἐγεννήθη To procreate (properly, of the father, but by extension of the mother); figuratively, to regenerate born

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  • 22  And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

  • 23  And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.

  • 24  The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.

  • 25  Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

  • 26  And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.




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