MATTHEW 8:26

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“And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.”

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Matthew 8:26 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
he saith λέγει Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean saith
unto them, αὐτοῖς 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 unto them
Why Τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) Why
are ye ἐστε Ye are are
fearful, δειλοί Timid, i.e., (by implication) faithless fearful
O ye of little faith? ὀλιγόπιστοι Incredulous, i.e., lacking confidence (in Christ) O little faith
Then τότε The when, i.e., at the time that (of the past or future, also in consecution) Then
he arose, ἐγερθεὶς To waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e., rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence) arose
and rebuked ἐπετίμησεν To tax upon, i.e., censure or admonish; by implication, forbid rebuked
the τοῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
winds ἀνέμοις Wind; (plural) by implication, (the four) quarters (of the earth) winds
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
sea; θαλάσσῃ The sea (genitive case or specially) sea
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
there was ἐγένετο To cause to be ("gen"-erate), i.e., (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.) there was
a great μεγάλη Big (literally or figuratively, in a very wide application) great
calm. γαλήνη Tranquillity calm

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  • 24  And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

  • 25  And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

  • 26  And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

  • 27  But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

  • 28  And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.




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