MATTHEW 6:27

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Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

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Matthew 6:27 Translation & Meaning

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Which τίς An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) Which
of ἐξ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) of
you ὑμῶν Of (from or concerning) you you
by taking thought μεριμνῶν To be anxious about taking thought
can δύναται To be able or possible can
add προσθεῖναι To place additionally, i.e., lay beside, annex, repeat add
one ἕνα; One one
cubit πῆχυν The fore-arm, i.e., (as a measure) a cubit cubit
unto 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 unto
his 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 his
stature? ἡλικίαν Maturity (in years or size) stature

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  • 25  Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

  • 26  Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

  • 27  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

  • 28  And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

  • 29  And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.




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