MATTHEW 5:30

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And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

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Matthew 5:30 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
if εἰ If, whether, that, etc if
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
right δεξιά The right side or (feminine) hand (as that which usually takes) right
hand χεὶρ The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hand
offend σκανδαλίζει To entrap, i.e., trip up (figuratively, stumble (transitively) or entice to sin, apostasy or displeasure) offend
thee, σε Thee thee
cut ἔκκοψον To exscind; figuratively, to frustrate cut
it αὐτὴν 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 it
off, ἔκκοψον To exscind; figuratively, to frustrate off
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
cast βάλε To throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense) cast
it (No Greek definition. English implied.)
from ἀπὸ "off," i.e., away (from something near), in various senses (of place, time, or relation; literal or figurative) from
thee: σοῦ· Of thee, thy thee
for γάρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
it is profitable συμφέρει To bear together (contribute), i.e., (literally) to collect, or (figuratively) to conduce; especially (neuter participle as a noun) advantage profitable
for thee σοι To thee for thee
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
one ἓν One one
of ἓν One of
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
members μελῶν A limb or part of the body members
should perish, ἀπόληται To destroy fully (reflexively, to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively should perish
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
that (No Greek definition. English implied.)
thy σου Of thee, thy thy
whole ὅλον "whole" or "all", i.e., complete (in extent, amount, time or degree), especially (neuter) as noun or adverb whole
body σῶμά The body (as a sound whole), used in a very wide application, literally or figuratively body
should be cast βληθῇ To throw (in various applications, more or less violent or intense) should 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
hell. γέενναν Valley of (the son of) Hinnom; ge-henna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment hell

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  • 28  But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

  • 29  And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

  • 30  And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

  • 31  It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

  • 32  But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.




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