MATTHEW 7:10

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Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

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Matthew 7:10 Translation & Meaning

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Or καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words Or
if ἐὰν A conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty if
he ask αἰτήσῃ, To ask (in genitive case) ask
a fish, ἰχθὺν A fish fish
will he give ἐπιδώσει To give over (by hand or surrender) give
him 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 him
a μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether a
serpent? ὄφιν A snake, figuratively, (as a type of sly cunning) an artful malicious person, especially Satan serpent

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  • 8  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

  • 9  Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

  • 10  Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

  • 11  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

  • 12  Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.




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