MATTHEW 5:23

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Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

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Matthew 5:23 Translation & Meaning

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Therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly Therefore
if Ἐὰν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty if
thou bring προσφέρῃς To bear towards, i.e., lead to, tender (especially to God), treat bring
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
gift δῶρόν A present; specially, a sacrifice gift
to ἐπὶ 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 to
the τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
altar, θυσιαστήριον A place of sacrifice, i.e., an altar (special or genitive case, literal or figurative) altar
and there κἀκεῖ Likewise in that place and there
rememberest μνησθῇς To bear in mind, i.e., recollect; by implication, to reward or punish rememberest
that ὅτι Demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because that
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
brother ἀδελφός A brother (literally or figuratively) near or remote (much like G0001) brother
hath ἔχει To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) hath
ought τι Some or any person or object ought
against κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) against
thee; σοῦ Of thee, thy thee

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  • 21  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

  • 22  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

  • 23  Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

  • 24  Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

  • 25  Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.




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