MATTHEW 8:29

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?”

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Matthew 8:29 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
behold, ἰδού, Used as imperative lo! behold
they cried out, ἔκραξαν Properly, to "croak" (as a raven) or scream, i.e., (genitive case) to call aloud (shriek, exclaim, intreat) cried out
saying, λέγοντες 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 saying
What Τί An interrogative pronoun, who, which or what (in direct or indirect questions) What
have we ἡμῖν To (or for, with, by) us have we
to do καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words do
with thee, σοί, To thee with thee
Jesus, Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
thou Son υἱὲ A "son" (sometimes of animals), used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship Son
of God? θεοῦ; A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
art thou come ἠλθες To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) art come
hither ὧδε In this same spot, i.e., here or hither hither
to torment βασανίσαι To torture torment
us ἡμᾶς; Us us
before πρὸ "fore", i.e., in front of, prior (figuratively, superior) to before
the time? καιροῦ An occasion, i.e., set or proper time time

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  • 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.

  • 29  And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

  • 30  And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

  • 31  So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.




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