MATTHEW 5:25

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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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Matthew 5:25 Translation & Meaning

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Agree Ἴσθι Be thou Agree
with εὐνοῶν To be well- minded, i.e., reconcile with
thine σου Of thee, thy thine
adversary ἀντιδίκῳ An opponent (in a lawsuit); specially, Satan (as the arch-enemy) adversary
quickly, ταχὺ Shortly, i.e., without delay, soon, or (by surprise) suddenly, or (by implication, of ease) readily quickly
whiles ὅτου During which same time, i.e., whilst whiles
thou art εἶ Thou art art
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
way ὁδῷ A road; by implication, a progress (the route, act or distance); figuratively, a mode or means way
with μετ' 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) with
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
lest at any time μήποτέ Not ever; also if (or lest) ever (or perhaps) lest any time
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
adversary ἀντίδικος An opponent (in a lawsuit); specially, Satan (as the arch-enemy) adversary
deliver παραδῷ To surrender, i.e yield up, entrust, transmit deliver
thee σε Thee thee
to κριτῇ A judge (genitive case or specially) to
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
judge, κριτῇ A judge (genitive case or specially) judge
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
judge κριτής A judge (genitive case or specially) judge
deliver παραδῷ To surrender, i.e yield up, entrust, transmit deliver
thee σε Thee thee
to ὑπηρέτῃ An under-oarsman, i.e., (generally) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable) to
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
officer, ὑπηρέτῃ An under-oarsman, i.e., (generally) subordinate (assistant, sexton, constable) officer
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
thou be cast βληθήσῃ· To throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense) cast
into εἰς To or into (indicating the point reached or entered), of place, time, or (figuratively) purpose (result, etc.); also in adverbial phrases into
prison. φυλακὴν A guarding or (concretely, guard), the act, the person; figuratively, the place, the condition, or (specially), the time (as a division of day or night), literally or figuratively prison

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  • 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.

  • 26  Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

  • 27  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:




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