MATTHEW 8:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

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Matthew 8:9 Translation & Meaning

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For γὰρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) For
I ἐγὼ I, me I
am εἰμι I exist (used only when emphatic) am
a ἄνθρωπός Man-faced, i.e., a human being a
man ἄνθρωπός Man-faced, i.e., a human being man
under ὑπὸ Under, i.e., (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)) under
authority, ἐξουσίαν Privilege, i.e., (subjectively) force, capacity, competency, freedom, or (objectively) mastery (concretely, magistrate, superhuman, potentate, token of control), delegated influence authority
having ἔχων To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) having
soldiers στρατιώτας A camper-out, i.e., a (common) warrior (literally or figuratively) soldiers
under ὑπ' Under, i.e., (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at)) under
me: ἐμαυτὸν Of myself so likewise the dative case ἐμαυτῷ, and accusative case ἐμαυτόν me
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
I say λέγω 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 say
to this τούτῳ, To (in, with or by) this (person or thing) to this
man, (No Greek definition. English implied.)
Go, Πορεύθητι, To traverse, i.e., travel (literally or figuratively; especially to remove (figuratively, die), live, etc.) Go
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he goeth; πορεύεται, To traverse, i.e., travel (literally or figuratively; especially to remove (figuratively, die), live, etc.) goeth
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to another, ἄλλῳ. "else," i.e., different (in many applications) another
Come, Ἔρχου, To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) Come
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he cometh; ἔρχεται, To come or go (in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively) cometh
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to δούλῳ A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) to
my μου, Of me my
servant, δούλῳ A slave (literal or figurative, involuntary or voluntary; frequently, therefore in a qualified sense of subjection or subserviency) servant
Do Ποίησον To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) Do
this, τοῦτο, That thing this
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
he doeth ποιεῖ To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) doeth
it. (No Greek definition. English implied.)

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  • 7  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

  • 8  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

  • 9  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

  • 10  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

  • 11  And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.




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